Calera, Helena split boys and girls soccer matchups

By ALEC ETHEREDGE | Managing Editor 

HELENA –  The Calera and Helena soccer teams got together on Tuesday, March 3, at Helena High School, as both their boys and girls teams squared off against each other with each school picking up a win.

With the girls game being more one sided, the boys game was the more compelling of the two, and had a surprising outcome.

A Calera team that entered the game 0-5-1 on the season was in search of its first win of the season and faced a tough test against a Huskies’ team that was 4-1-3 on the season.

Helena got off to a strong 4-0-1 start to the season, but in its last three games had tied twice and picked up its first loss of the season.

For the Eagles, a tough schedule and the Huskies possibly losing some confidence played in their favor, as they came out hot on the offensive side of the field.

Having scored no more than one goal in any game this season, Calera finally cracked the code to a solid offensive night with four goals, while the Eagles only gave up two to a Helena team that had scored 23 going into the game.

But with Helena scoring no more than one goal in its last five games, the Huskies came in searching for a rhythm, while Calera had nothing to lose with its difficult schedule preparing the Eagles for an upset.

In the girls game, there was no doubt from start to finish, as Helena opened up a strong lead and carried it throughout.

The Huskies were able to find seven goals, marking their most of the season, to pick up a 7-0 shutout victory over the Eagles. For Helena, it marked the team’s best offensive performance of the season, almost marking its highest goal total of the season and almost its entire goal total from the season with just nine goals coming into the matchup.