East County Sports

Helix turnaround yields D3 volley title



ECS staff report

CIFSDS Championships
Division III Final
No. 3 seed Helix df.  No. 1 Holtville, 3-1 (25-21, 24-26, 25-11, 25-21)
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DEL SUR – Following a difficult schedule over the first half of the girls volleyball schedule, the Helix Highlanders were  6-10 overall and stranded in the middle of the Grossmont Hills League standings.

However, following a 7-1 run to close the regular season, the Scotties not only gained a share of second place in the GHL — only behind CIF Division I semifinalist El Capitan — the Scotties swept four straight postseason matches, capped by a four-set decision over top-seeded Holtville to claim the CIFSDS Division III championship.

The third-seeded Scotties raced through Valley Center and Canyon Hills in sweeps to advance to the Final Four, then posted a mild upset of second-seeded Foothills Christian in the semifinals.

In the final, Helix took the first set, dropped the second set in a tie-breaker, then dominated the final two sets to win by scores of 25-21, 24-26, 25-11, 25-21. in a match held at Westview High.

Helix finishes with an overall record of 17-11, The Vikings,  the undefeated titlist in the Imperial Valley League (8-0), finishes at 26-7.

In addition, Helix captured the inaugural Grossmont League boys beach volleyball crown two weeks ago, advancing to the club division (non-CIF) Final Four by defeating Sage Creek before falling to Poway.


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