The Stephenville High School girls soccer squad made another District 6-4A “statement” Tuesday, blasting past Mineral Wells by a 9-0 margin at Lem Brock Field for their fifth consecutive victory.

It was the second straight 9-0 win for coach Casey Weil’s Honeybees, who are the defending state champions and will also be pursuing their third crown in four years once the playoffs start in March.

Stephenville’s girls are now 15-1-1, and ranked No. 3 in the state in Class 4A by MaxPreps online behind Midlothian Heritage and Liberty Hill. Their tie game was Jan. 21, at Liberty Hill (2-2).

After opening district play with a 3-1 road win at Mineral Wells, they defeated Brownwood 9-0 on Feb. 21 at home.

Ciara Johnston, who scored six of the nine goals in the Brownwood game, recorded four goals and two assists Tuesday against the Lady Rams.

The Bees quickly took a 2-0 lead early in the game against Mineral Wells, as Haleigh Beam scored the first goal at the 37-minute mark and one minute later Abby Harrison scored.

The Bees led 6-0 at halftime after Gracie Bales scored, followed by two goals by Johnston and one by Beatris Chavarria. First-half assists were made by Ansley Maza and Brinkley Harlow, along with Bales and Johnston with two each.

Johnston’s second-half goals came with 32:41 left and with 20 minutes to go in the game. Jimena Espinoza got the assist on both.

Bales had two first-half assists.

After having an open date Friday, Feb. 28, the Honeybees are scheduled to travel to Brownwood on Tuesday as district play continues.