Stephenville got its first win then tacked on two more victories in the Fraulein Volleyfest in New Braunfels over the weekend, bringing head coach Fran Metzger within two wins for 500 in her career.
The Bees will have the opportunity to get both those wins in Tuesday's dual match at Gandy Gym. Abilene High and Abilene Cooper visit with action starting at 5 p.m.
Stephenville played eight tournament matches in three days, going 3-5 to bring the Bees' record to 3-10 on the season. Going back to tournament action last week, Stephenville has played in 12 matches in nine days.
"The girls are sore and tired," said Metzger in a phone interview on her way home from New Braunfels. "I told them we'd get them home and they could rest (Sunday) without having to touch a volleyball."
Metzger said the team's defense improved over the last week, but service errors are still costing the Bees, especially late in close matches.
The Bees missed a serve to fall behind after tying Dripping Springs at 25-25 Saturday morning. That came after missing on five serves in the opening set of the two-game loss.
"It's just a case of tightening up," Metzger said. "We did better on our serves through most of the second game (against Dripping Springs), but when we missed it was at crucial times."
Stephenville also lost to North Crowley on Saturday. Friday featured the first day this season the Bees have posted a winning mark, as they were 2-1 with victories over McAllen and Llano and a loss to Corpus Christi McAllen.
The Bees fell to 0-7 with losses to Smithson Valley and Leander Thursdsay, then picked up their first win in a 25-16, 25-21 victory over Mansfield Summit.