Flash Staff Report
(January 11, 2017) — Stephenville has backed the buzz that came so naturally with the return of 19 players after winning the 4A girls soccer championship in 2017.
All the Honeybees have done is beat their first three opponents, largely by surviving the cold and playing smart by protecting their goal while wind favors the opposition and attacking their goal during the half their side has the wind.
The only thing stronger than the wind in Stephenville’s pool Thursday was the Honeybees themselves, as they knocked off Fort Worth Diamond Hill-Jarvis 2-1 and Annal 3-0 to get started aptly named Frostbite Tournament hosted by Midlothian Heritage.
Beatris Chavarria scored the first goal of the day, just as she did in the season opener at 5A Waco two days prior. Her goal was followed by one from Ciara Johnston before Diamond Hill-Jarvis got one back in the second half.
Anna may not have fully realized it, but their chance to defeat Stephenville was gone when the first half ended 0-0. By not scoring with the wind, Anna left itself little room for error against a Honeybee team as athletic and explosive on the attack as any 4A team you will find.
The Bees got their first goal from – who else? – Chavarria for the third straight match followed it up with a score by Tawnya Peterson and finished it off with Madison Carter shooting one off the head of an opponent and in for what was technically an own-goal. The Bees won 3-0 and continue pool play today.
Stephenville also has its junior varsity girls competing in the Frostbite Tournament, and they won twice as well. The JV Bees beat Diamond HIll-Jarvis JV 2-0 and Sunnyvale 2-0.