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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Enloe Eeeks by Lady Caps

The Enloe Eagles came to the Broughton home courts and barely eeked out a victory over the Lady Caps 5-4. The showdown of the match was the #2 doubles court. Sophomore Katie Burroughs and Freshman Trevlyn Roberts overcame a 2-6 deficit to win 9-7! Simply awesome! Roberts and Junior Meg Hardesty fought hard but lost in tiebreakers in their respective #2 and #4 singles matches while Senior Elizabeth Bell won the #5 court in a tiebreaker. The Lady Caps travel to Leesville tomorrow to avenge the earlier season loss at home. Come out and support the Lady Caps tennis team!


B. Waters (BHS) def. N. Price (E), 6-0, 6-0; C. Battle (E) def. T. Roberts (BHS), 6-3, 4-6, 1-0; A. Liu (E) def. K. Burroughs (BHS), 6-0, 6-1; S. Komarigiri (E), def. M. Hardesty (BHS), 6-3, 4-6, 1-0; E. Bell (BHS) def. Rogers (E), 6-4, 2--6; 1-0; Ye (E) def. A Reid (BHS), 6-2, 6-3


Waters/Hardesty (BHS) def. Price/Battle (E), 8-2; Roberts/Burroughs (BHS) def. Liu/Komagiri (E), 9-7; Rogers/Ye (E) def. Bell/Camak (BHS), 8-4

#2 Caps Lose a Heart Breaker on Alumni Night

It was a bittersweet night at Broughton Stadium on Monday as the Caps (7-1, 1-1) welcomed back former alumni, but lost 0-1 on a free kick with 2 minutes to play.

The first half was a real battle between Broughton and Enloe with both teams having several good chances.  Senior Clay Oxford played an amazing game in the net and stopped several 1v1 breakaways with no margin for error.  The Caps did have one goal taken off the board for an off-sides on Cesar Gonzalez who had tapped home a cross from Freshman Omar Stallings. (It was the correct call)  Just before halftime, Junior Lucas Beeson was denied a header goal by the Enloe GK (and man of the match) and the score was 0-0 at halftime.

The second half was completely dominated by the Caps in every area except the most important one - the scoreboard.  Juniors John White and Andrew Rossetti had (and created) several chances that were denied by the Enloe GK and Senior Erik Johnsen had one that just missed off the left post.  With overtime looming, the Enloe #11 rifled a free kick home from the top of the box and we left with a L. 

There are no moral victories in the Cap-7 this year, so we need to get 6 points from the next two games this week.  Tonight we travel to Leesville Road, last year's champs, to start a new winning streak.

Go Caps!!

Monday, September 18, 2017

JV Caps Soccer vs Enloe Ends in Push

The JV soccer team scored early in the first half to establish a lead over Enloe and took that advantage into halftime. Enloe came out in the second period and immediately matched the Caps. Broughton found the net to go up 2-1. With under 2 minutes remaining Enloe managed a breakaway and tied the game.

See highlights from the game: JV Soccer vs Enloe

Caps Football Splits with Rams

The JV football team travelled to Rolesville for the Thursday Night Lights with a 21-2 win. Their defense didn't allow  the Rams to get into the end zone. A safety was the only opportunity for Rolesville to get on the scoreboard.

The varsity team hosted the Rams Friday night with a 34-6 loss. Dalton Smith kicked two field goals to provide all of the Caps scoring.

This week is a bye for Broughton. The following week they will take on Southeast Raleigh for the first Cap-7 games of the season.

JV highlights:
Varsity highlights:
N&O Varsity Photos

Friday, September 15, 2017

Women's Tennis Overpowers Southeast

The Lady Caps traveled to Southeast Raleigh where they overpowered the small but determined Lady Bulldog team. Senior Becca Pharr led the team to a 9-0 victory winning her #1 singles court and partnering with Senior Eliza Marlowe to win the #1 doubles court. The Bulldogs forfeited the #6 singles and the #3 doubles courts that helped the Lady Caps dominate the score. Juniors Lily Roth and Kristin Kennihan and Sophomores Zoe Durland and Macon Porterfield rounded out those playing for the win at Southeast. The Caps are now 5-4 overall and 3-4 in the Cap 7A conference. Next week the Lady Caps face Enloe at home on Tuesday and Leesville away on Wednesday. Come out and support your Lady Caps tennis team!


B. Pharr (BHS) def. L. Tucker (SE), 6-0, 6-0; L. Roth (BHS) def. J. Hooker (SE), 6-0, 6-2; Z. Durland (BHS) def. M. Krebaum (SE), 6-0, 6-2; K. Kennihan (BHS) def. J. Johnson (SE), 6-2, 6-0; M. Porterfield (BHS) def. E. Callas (SE), 9-1, 6-0; SE forfeited #6 singles

B. Pharr/E. Marlowe (BHS) def. L/ Tucker/J. Hooker (SE), 8-2; K. Kennihan/M. Porterfield (BHS) def. J. Johnson/E. Callas (SE), 8-0; SE forfeited #3 doubles

Thursday, September 14, 2017

#2 Caps Soccer Moves to 7-0 with Shutout of SE Raleigh

In a game that features no shots on target for the opposition, the #2 Broughton Capitals (7-0, 1-0) started out the CAP-7 season strong with a 5-0 victory over SE Raleigh.

It took the Caps a few minutes to score as Senior Lex Varani and Juniors John White, Lucas Beeson and Andrew Rossetti each put shots on goal or hit the post in the first 15-20 minutes.  Finally, the deadlock was broken by Lucas Beeson who headed home a great corner kick from Senior Jack Ashby.  That was shortly followed by Freshman Omar Stallings' rocket to the top corner to make it 2-0.  Senior Ahmed Magoub then scored the next two, one off a rebound and the other from an assist by Scott Rostick and we were 4-0 at halftime.

The second half saw lots of fight from SE Raleigh and lots of playing time for many of the Caps.  Just like in the first half, the post was hit several times (Rossetti, Cesar Gonzalez) and headers were cleared off the line (Erik Johnsen).  Finally, with 5 minutes to go - John White got a deserved goal and the score ended 5-0.

Any time you shut out the other team - props must be sent to GK's: Clay Oxford, Hector Martinez and Sam Vlahoplus and the Defense: Lex Varani, Ewan Reynolds, Duncan Coffey, Ivey O'Brien, Logan Hunter, Dante Oliva, Laurits Peterson and Franklin Noyola.

Next week is the first real test for the Caps as we face:

Monday: H to Enloe (who is undefeated)
Wednesday: A to Leesville Road (last year's defending champs)
Thursday: H to Cary (advanced to third round of playoffs)

Time to go to work.  #skocaps

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This week the football teams takes on Rolesville. The Caps will be on the road Thursday and at home Friday night.

Highlights from last weeks Knightdale games: