The Stephenville High School volleyball squad made quick work of their first two District 8-4A opponents, but their two biggest tests are this week — against two of the three top-ranked teams in Texas.

Coach Fran Metzger’s Honeybees improved to 2-0 in District 8-4A play Friday afternoon with a 25-10, 25-12, 25-17 home victory over Alvarado.

The Honeybees, now 14-17 on the season, played at honme Tuesday against Midlothian Heritage, which is No. 3 in the state in the Texas Girls Coaches Association’s Class 4A rankings.

This Friday night, the Honeybees will be on the road taking on top-ranked Glen Rose in a 4:30 p.m. contest.

“We’ve got to bring our best game, but it’s very do-able,” Metzger said of her team’s chances this week.

In the win over Alvarado, Salette Rios and Jayci Morton each posted 11 kills to lead the SHS attack.

Hailey Martin recorded a team-high eight digs for the Honeybees.

SHS served seven aces, including two each by Maren Isham, Gabie Lucero and Martin.

Metzger seemed pleased with the team’s defensive effort most of all, and was glad that she was able to make plenty of substitutions so everyone got playing time since it was a straight-set match.

“Hailey got some balls up. They weren’t routine hits,” Metzger said. “They hustled real well.

“I’m happy with our performance, especially because early in the season we didn’t play well at home. They would get a little nervous or lose their focus — too many distractions.”