Helix JV’s First Home Game Ends in Victory!
Helix’s JV team definitely did not disappoint through any part of their first home game. Ending strong, our JV team won 8-2 against La Costa High School.
Starting with a strong spring, Helix gains possession of the ball and plays well offensively and defensively until our #9 player, Ben Haar, makes the first score of the game. In the six minutes of the first quarter, there were lots of chances for points, but turnovers and counterattacks delayed any progress for both teams. Near the end of the first quarter, La Costa shoots and scores evening out the score to 1-1.
With 57 seconds left on the clock, Helix’s goalie, Ryan Smith, yells to his team, “Helix go all out!” Tied at the end of the first quarter, JV steps it up!
Yet again, Helix wins the sprint at the beginning of the second quarter with our #4 player, Landon DeGraff. Once again, as in any typical water polo games, there are turnovers and counterattacks, along with some dirty playing. An ejection on La Costa’s #7 gives Helix an advantage, giving way for a strong shot by Helix’s #4, Landon Degraff. With the score now at 2-1, Helix is making progress. With strong offense and defense, our #12 player, Ethan Neubauer, makes yet another shot into La Costa’s goal. Second-quarter was definitely a highlight of the game with another shot by Helix’s #6 player, Max Frey. Towards the end of the quarter, Helix lands itself in a sticky situation by being caught in a 6 on 5. Thankfully to good defense and a strong goalie, La Costa misses its chance to score and Helix ends the second quarter 4-1.
If you couldn’t tell already, Helix knows how to sprint. Ethan Neubauer, #4, wins the sprint. Though no shot was made from it, Helix keeps fighting! Again landed in a 6 on 5, La Costa misses its shot which leads to a score by Brian Henry, #13, who made the shot from the set position. This leaves the score 5-1, with Helix growing stronger throughout the game. A great pass from Helix’s #9 Ben Haar leads to Ethan Neubauer, #12, making another strong shot. The end of the third quarter leaves the score at 6-1 with Helix staying strong in the water!
The last and final quarter starts off again with a winning sprint from #8, Aiden Molter. With more turnovers, La Costa almost leads with a shot but doesn’t score. Helix gains multiple possessions of the ball, but no added points to the scoreboard until Tyson Lawrence, Helix’s #7, makes a shot that changes the score to 7-1. Sadly, due to an ejection on a Helix player, 6 on 5 is set up to La Costa’s advantage which leads to their #13 making a shot and changing the score to 7-2. But with the end of the game nearing, Helix’s #3, Brian Henry, makes the last shot. With our JV team winning with 8-2, their first home game ends with success!
Our JV water polo team has shown great success in the current season! With multiple wins and strong skills when playing, this fall season shows great potential to all our players!