Broughton men's soccer escaped from East Chapel Hill with an uninspired 1-1 tie against a very solid team. ECH was very active on both the defensive and offensive ends, collecting a large number of both fouls and offsides. Broughton was able to withstand the active ECH attack thanks to a great game by keeper Matt Franciosi.
The only Broughton goal was scored with 15 minutes remaining in the contest. John Pace found Lassiter Tollison moving inside the 18 with a great pass. Tollison got himself free of a defender before putting the go ahead goal high in the net.
Within 5 minutes, ECH was able to steal the ball in the midfield and break through the defense. Franciosi made a great block of the initial shot on goal, but Jake Weinshank was able to put away the follow-up.
The result brings the Caps' record to 3-2-2 as the conference season opens Tuesday at Millbrook. Millbrook comes into the match with a 5-0-1 record, including a 1-0 victory this week over East Wake, who the Caps played last week to a scoreless tie.