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Story and photos by Liz Alper
January 25, 2017 (La Mesa) - The Helix High varsity boys soccer team is off to a decent start in conference play with only one tie. The 6-2-4 overall Highlanders stayed at home today and faced El Capitan. The Vaqueros are 0-1 in league play and 5-5-1 overall.
The Highlanders struck first in the first half to make it 1-0. Helix scored again a few minutes later to make it 2-0. Late in the first, Helix utilized some beautiful passing and it led to another goal and a 3-0 Highlanders lead. Helix controlled the ball for much of the first half; the Vaqueros had zero shots on goal for an entire 40 minutes. The Highlanders added one more at the last minute with a beautiful high-knee goal and went to halftime up 4-0.
In the second half, the Vaqueros started to wake up a little bit, but the Highlanders kept up the pressure and added another goal to make it 5-0. Despite added pressure, the Vaqueros couldn't score and Helix took the win 5-0 to go to 7-2-4 overall, while the Vaqueros fall to 5-6-1.
The Highlanders jump right back onto the field on Friday when they travel to El Cajon Valley High School to face the Braves. Match time is set for 4:30 p.m. As for the Vaqueros, they will too play on Friday at 4:30, but they’ll travel to Spring Valley to take on the Matadors of Mount Miguel.