Stephenville overwhelmed punchless Crowley 25-7, 25-23, 25-9 in a District 8-4A contest at Gandy Gym Tuesday night.
The Honeybees, now 21-13 overall and 7-3 in league play, never worried except for a brief spell in the second set. Crowley fell to 1-9 in 8-4A.
Rachel Choate served the first 10 points of the opening set and Macy Moncrief served the last nine. The Bees aced two serves in the game and Crowley committed seven errors and two penalties.
Stephenville wasn’t as intense in the second set and it showed as the Bees found themselves trailing 22-21 after consecutive aces by Crowley outside hitter Ashley Hall. But Stephenville jumped on top 23-22 on one of 10 Crowley errors followed by a penalty and stretched the edge to two on a kill by Brooklyn Moody.
A net penalty against Stephenville gave the ball back to Crowley with the Bees leading by just one, but Bailey Williams, who was the star in the middle, knocked down a kill shot to finish the set.
Crowley gave Stephenville a 6-4 edge with consecutive errors in the third and the Honeybees never looked back. The Bees ended up making it a 21-5 match-closing run, thanks in large part to three kills down the stretch by Lindsey James, seven straight serves by Choate and another 10-error set by the Lady Eagles.
Crowley finished with 27 errors and four penalties in the match.
Stephenville hosts Everman, which is winless in 8-4A, at 5:30 p.m. on Friday.