blank'/> Broughton Sports Update: Soccer: Caps eliminated from State Tourney

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Soccer: Caps eliminated from State Tourney

Broughton's soccer team was excited to get to play #2 Jordan in the second round of the state tournament Saturday night.  Unfortunately for the Caps, Jordan was ready to play up to their #2 national ranking.

The game started with Jordan's quickness dominating play.  The Caps were able to deny early shots and opportunities, but looked to be a little frantic early.  Fifteen minutes into the match, Jordan's Monbo Bokar put a nice shot into goal from the right wing.

Bokar's goal brought the Caps' midfield and forwards to life.   The Caps mounted several dangerous attacks over the next 10 minutes, but none were able to find the back of the net.

With eleven minutes remaining in the half, Jordan was awarded a free kick from about 20 yards out on the left wing.  The kick was struck well, saved by Caps keeper Everett McCord, but fell at the feet of a waiting Falcon who gave Jordan a 2-0 lead, which they held until the half ended.

In the second half, Jordan seemed to let up on the accelerator.  Although they had fewer opportunities in the second half, they still did a good job of controlling a great deal of the play.  Also like the first half, the Caps had some scoring opportunities that were not finished.

As the game clock wound down, the Caps pushed more players forward trying to break through the Falcons' solid defense.  A nice pass ahead by Jordan allowed them to get an easy goal with a 1:10 remaining in the match, givng Jordan the 3-0 final margin.  Caps' keeper McCord and the defense, played a much better game than the score indicates.  McCord made some great saves tonight, including a PK attempt in the second half.  Jordan has a very potent scoring offense when they play well.

Although the Caps lost this match, Broughton had a really nice season.  Coach Hernandez did another great job leading the Caps through a wild season.  The Caps ended the year with an eight game winning streak, including the Cap 8 Tournament Championship, before running into Jordan Saturday night.  The Caps finished the season with a 16-8-2 record and ranked 11th in the state.  

Goals: BRO--; JOR--M.Bokar 2, J.Schreyack 1.
Assists: BRO--; JOR--B.Roque 1, B.Teffera 1.

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