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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Broughton records 2-1 win over Sanderson

Broughton found the back of the net twice Wednesday night to earn a 2-1 victory over the visiting Sanderson Spartans.

The Caps struck first, in the 13th minute, when junior Anne Lassiter Barnes streaked up the middle of the field to finish off a pass from junior Meredith Brown and put Broughton up 1-0. Meanwhile, the Caps played another strong defensive game, limiting Sanderson to just a couple of scoring chances in the first half.

Sara Hanna Fortier, Anne Lassiter Barnes
With the Caps holding on to a slim 1-0 lead to begin the second half, freshman keeper Sydney Spoor stretched out to deflect a Sanderson shot in the 49th minute that appeared to be on target.

Broughton managed to build on its lead when sophomore Sara Hanna Fortier scored on a breakaway in the 57th minute. Junior Maggie Gall had the assist.

Sanderson tacked on a goal in the 76th minute to narrow the margin, but the Caps were able to hold the Spartans off in the final minutes of the game to secure the 2-1 conference victory.

Earlier, the junior varsity suffered a 1-2 loss to Sanderson despite controlling possession for much of the game. Sanderson scored first, about 10 minutes into the game, but the Caps tied it up on a goal by Lynde Flanders from a cross by Mary Martha Stokes. Sanderson went ahead 1-2 on a goal about midway through the second half.

Next up is Wake Forest, which visits Broughton tonight.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Men's LAX Sweep Rolesville

Both JV and Varsity men's lacrosse teams defeated Rolesville on Tuesday. The Rams were able to score but were unable to match the play of Broughton.

JV - 15-1
Varsity - 23-5

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Cap’s Tennis Wins All Courts Against Heritage

On Tuesday, Broughton showed their depth in capturing a 9-0 victory against the Heritage Huskies. Caps won an impressive total of 96 games in this matchup and lost only 11 games.  Next match will be at Broughton on Wednesday, March 22nd at 4 pm, against Cardinal Gibbons. 
#2 doubles duo, Foster Harvey & Harrison Lee going for the win
Joey Burroughs (BHS) def. G. Thomas 6-1,6-0
Hardy Weatherspoon (BHS) def. C. Kennedy 6-0,6-1
Jackson Pace (BHS) def. R. Best 6-1,6-0
Ross Bechtel (BHS) def. L. Hansen 6-0,6-1
Jack Garside (BHS) def. P. Williams 6-1,6-0
Gabe Hershelman (BHS) def. T. Lucas 6-3,6-0

Yates Kline/Lucius Harvin (BHS) def. Kennedy/Best 8-2
Harrison Lee/Foster Harvey (BHS) def. Thomas/Williams 8-1
Noah Sommers/Josh Lohman (BHS) def. Hansen/Pickens 8-0
Freshman, Gabe Hershelman playing smart at #6 singles
Cap 8 & Overall Standing: 3-3
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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Cap's Mens Golf Wins Second Cap 8 Match of the Week

Playing at Hedingham Golf Course the Caps captured their fourth straight conference match of the year.  The team carded a total score of 145 (5 over par) on the teams best four balls.  Leesville finished 9 shots back at 154. 

The team was led by Senior Jimbo Stanley, Sophomore Biggs Hawley and Freshman Peter Fountain.  All three players recorded a score of even par 35 resulting a in tie for medalist honors in the event.  The scoring for the team was rounded out by Junior Patrick Carlin and Freshman Frank Gilliam who tied for the 4th best score.

The team returns to action in Kannapolis on Friday and Saturday competing against the best teams in the state at The North State Challenge.

Second-half woes lead to loss at Millbrook

Two goals off corner kicks in the first half were not enough for the Caps on Monday night, as they lost 2-3 in a conference road game at Millbrook.

Broughton started the game strong, earning a corner in the first four minutes that freshman Elizabeth Gilchrist buried from the far side of the box to put the Caps up 1-0. The assist went to sophomore Ava Neijna.

The Caps struck again, in the 23rd minute, when sophomore Sara Hanna Fortier soared to head a corner from Neijna into the back of the net. With the help of some strong defensive plays by sophomore Lauren Appleby and freshman Adair Warner, the Caps went into the half with a 2-0 lead.

But the tide turned quickly in the second half, with Millbrook scoring about 40 seconds into the half. And the Millbrook attack continued, adding goals in the 57th minute and the 68th minute to take the lead despite some good saves by freshman keeper Sydney Spoor.

The junior varsity team suffered a similar fate. Leading 1-0 at halftime on a goal by Lynde Flanders, the Caps gave up three Millbrook goals in the first eight minutes of the second half. The Wildcats added two more goals in the second half to make the final score 1-5.

Broughton returns home for its next game, against Sanderson, on Wednesday night.

To see The News & Observer story on the varsity game with Millbrook, as well as photos from the game, click here.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Baseball Lead Slips Away in Late Innings

The varsity baseball team hosted Eastern Wake on Monday. In the 4th inning they were leading 6-3. In the 5th Eastern Wake tied the game. In the east 2 innings they scores 5 more unanswered runs.

Highlights for the Caps included a 3-run homer for Xander Hamilton.

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Caps Defeat Rolesville

     Broughton Girls Lacrosse defeated Rolesville 19-1 Monday to remain undefeated in conference play.
     The Caps put the game out of reach early, scoring 13 goals in the first 10 minutes.  Rolesville did not cross midfield until the 9:05 mark in the first half.  
    Twelve players scored for Broughton:  EJ Fuller, Carol Seigler, Addie Camak, Margaret Anne Warner, Sydney Russell, Georgia Davis, Leaha Renee Burgess, Lily DiCaprio, Emily Clarke Joyner, Lilie Moore, Reed Proctor and Greer Eckard.
     Broughton resumes play Thursday night at Wakefield, anticipating an opportunity avenge last year's controversial, season-ending loss to the Wolverines.