The Stephenville High School girls soccer team moved within one victory of claiming their first-ever outright district championship with a 1-0 win over Mineral Wells Friday at home.
It was the 12th consecutive victory for the Honeybees, who improved to 19-2. They have posted shutouts in 12 of their last 13 outings.
Coach Casey Weil’s Honeybees won the 2017 Class 4A state championship last April, but in District 4-4 play they had to settle for a co-district championship with Abilene Wylie. The Lady Bulldogs entered the postseason as the No. 1 team out of the four-team district, and SHS was the No. 2 seed.
The Honeybees have a chance to make history again if they can win their next game — at Abilene Wylie, at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 20. The team is off this week because of spring break.
In Friday’s win over Mineral Wells, Claire Choate scored the only goal, taking an assist from Haleigh Beam with about 25 minutes left in the second half.
Weil said the Honeybees maintained control of the ball most of the game, and the Lady Rams never had a serious scoring threat.
“The score didn’t reflect how the game went,” Weil said. “We created a bunch of scoring opportunites. I was happy about that. The defense played very well again.”
The Honeybees will close out the regular season on Friday, March 23, with Senior Night with a 5 p.m. game against Brownwood at Lem Brock Field. The bi-district round of the playoffs will commence the following week, with all four teams from the district qualifying.