WICHITA FALLS - Five different Stephenville players scored goals and Borger rarely moved the ball past midfield in the second half as the Honeybees ran away, 5-1, at WFISD Memorial Stadium Monday night.
The victory improved Stephenville to 21-4-2 on the year and gave the Honeybees their first area championship in the nine-year history of the girls soccer program.
The Honeybees advance to the Class 4A Region I quarterfinals to face District 7-4A rival Brownwood. Plans for a site, date and time were not yet official as of press time Monday night.
Borger took advantage of a 40-plus mile per hour south wind to blast a free kick into the top of the net just more than 15 minutes into the game, but it was all Stephenville from there.
Senior Hilde Talsma took a pass from sophomore forward Caitlin Cline and kicked it past the Borger keeper to tie the score at 1-1.
Sophomore Kayla Gregory then scored on an assist from Lauren Foster, who took the ball away from the Bulldogs to set up the goal that put the Bees ahead for good with 6:56 left in the opening half.
Stephenville, co-champions of District 7-4A, stretched its advantage to 3-1 early in the second half when Gregory set up Mariah Cortez in front of the net and the senior came through with the goal.
Things started to get out of hand when Melanie Tucker joined the scoring parade with 16 minutes left, before Mikah Smith made it a rout when she drilled a penalty kick into the back of the net with 6:06 remaining.
Borger never mounted any kind of second half charge, and rarely even advanced the ball past midfield after the break.