No. 2 Glen Rose sweeps Honeybees in district showdown

Chloe Goodman attempts to slide a hit between two Glen Rose defenders Tuesday.

Two of the perennial volleyball powers put on a show in Stephenville Tuesday night, but it was No. 2 Glen Rose who came out on top after three sets.

Glen Rose had their hands full early with the Honeybees. After trading points for the most part early in the set, Glen Rose found themselves with an early 7-5 lead. 

Five points later however, Stephenville turned the tide as they took their first lead of the match, 9-8. 

Unfortunately, the lead was short lived as Glen Rose took six out of the next eight points to claw back in front, 14-11 and later take the set 25-21. 

The second set was a step back for Stephenville to say the least. Out of the set’s first 18 points, Glen Rose took 14 of them and showed why they’re so highly regarded in the state polls. 

The slow start in the set didn’t last long for the Honeybees, but by the time they had figured things out it was too late as Glen Rose also took the second set 25-16. 

The third set was by far Stephenville’s best of the match. For most of the set, the Honeybees held the lead. 

It wasn’t until the two teams were tied at 15, that Glen Rose finally started to separate themselves. 

Late in the match, the Lady Tigers took a 20-17 lead and the three-point gap was enough to clinch them the victory. 

"We can't make the mistakes that we made tonight against a team like this. You can't miss four serves like we did in the first set," said Stephenville head volleyball coach Fran Metzger after the game. "In the second set we let that server get on a roll and that did us in. It's little things and we just have to get working at them."

The Honeybees will be back in action on Friday when they host Venus.