The Stephenville High School Honeybee soccer program has had an array of impressive accomplishments over the past few years. This season, not only do coach Casey Weil’s Honeybees have a chance to win a third Class 4A state championship in four years but they also could sweep through their six District 6-4A games without a loss — for the first time ever.
Even on the way to their state title last spring, the Honeybees stumbled in one district contest, at Brownwood.
The Bees were scheduled to play Friday (March 6) at 0-4 Mineral Wells, going in with a 4-0 mark. Brownwood is currently second in the three-school soccer alignment, at 2-2. The final district game for the Bees has been changed to Friday, March 20, at home at Lem Brock Field against Brownwood.
In Tuesday’s Brownwood win, Beatris Chavarria showed that she has fully recovered from the leg quad injury that had kept her sidelined for several games, scoring four of the team’s 10 goals. She also notched an assist. Two of her scores came before intermission.
Also getting in on the offensive firepower that led to a 6-0 halftime lead were Ciara Johnston with two first-half goals, along with one each from Jimena Espinoza and Cheney Carrillo.
The first two scores in the second half came from Chavarria, before the Bees got their final two goals from Abby Harrison and Claire Choate.
Gracie Bales led SHS in assists, with three, and Haleigh Beam, Brinkley Harlow, Harrison and Choate recorded one apiece.
So far their four district games, the Bees have outscored their opponents 31-2 — posting wins of 9-0, 9-0 and 10-1 in the last three. Their first district outing was a 3-1 victory over Mineral Wells.
The SHS girls are 16-1-1 overall, and are No. 4 in the state in Class 4A in the MaxPreps online rankings this week.
“With the way we’re playing now, we’re playing really well,” Weil said. “We haven’t necessarily had a slump, but we didn’t play great (in every game).”
Now, Weil said, he is hoping the team is peaking at just the right time — with the playoffs starting later this month.
“We’ve just got to keep rolling,” Weil said, noting that the bi-district round of the girls soccer playoffs will be March 26-28.
The district champion will have a first-round playoff bye, however, which would make that team’s first playoff game in the area round, on either March 30 or 31.