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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Soccer: Caps hopeful after tough 3 game stretch.

After playing 3 games in 5 days, the men's soccer team has proven they can control a game, but they haven't been able to score as much as necessary. In this 3 game stretch, the Caps won one, lost one and tied one.

Last Thursday, we travelled to Chapel Hill High and controlled the play very nicely. The second half lead extended to 4-1 and allowed for many substitutions. But Chapel Hill was not ready to quit and scored two late goals. The Caps hung on for a 4-3 victory.

The next evening, the team travelled to play Jacksonville in the Brittany Memorial Tournament in Wilson . The game began like the previous night, the Caps controlled play nicely, but the team looked very sluggish. The big difference was only AJ Iiames was able to find the back of the net to tie Jacksonville. A Caps' defensive breakdown resulted in an easy goal giving Jacksonville a 2-1 lead. The Caps managed to keep up the pressure, but the very low energy play by the Caps against a packed in defense, allowed Jacksonville to escape with win.

Monday, August 30 the men played against a very talented East Wake team. Although both the energy level and the level of competition was much better, it was another example of good ball control without scoring. The result was a entertaining match that resulted in a tie. Before the game was over, most of the Caps' team had reasonably good shots on goal, but none were able to finish. Both the EW keeper and the Cap's Matt Franciosi were challenged, but both were able to make good saves.

The Caps record is 3-2-1 going into Wednesday's 6:30pm contest at East Chapel Hill. ECH is undefeated and ranked 9th in the state. The Caps fell to 6th in the state after the two losses last week.

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Friday, August 27, 2010

XC: Men Win Kick-Off Relay

Broughton XC got off to a great start at the Wake County Kick-Off 6k relay last Saturday. The boys varsity team rallied at the end for a first place finish!! The girls had two individual medalists - !Logan Hand and Kyndal Boykin!

Broughton Varsity boys are the front row, l-r, Chandler Holden, Carter Hornaday, Allen Lawrence, Sam Roberson, Will Loeblich, Hayden Parker, Alvin Martin, Nathan Staub and Parker Johnson.

This Saturday, August 28, the top 16 girls and boys will compete in the Providence Invitational at McAlpine Park in Charlotte, NC. Stay tuned for results.....

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       Team                                      Points
1)    Raleigh Broughton                  40
2)    Charlotte Myers Park              36
3)    East Chapel Hill                      28
4)    Green Hope                            24
5)    Greensboro Grimsly               18
6)    Greeneville J.H. Rose            16
7)    Wilmington Hoggard             13
8)    Watauga                                 11
9)    Wilmington New Hanover      9
10)  Greensboro Page                    7

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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Soccer at Chapel Hill, 8/26 at 6:45pm

Men's soccer travels to Chapel Hill Thursday to play the undefeated and 2nd ranked team in 3A.
Men's JV soccer will kick off  at 5pm in Chapel Hill.

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Soccer falls to Jordan

 Durham Jordan, ranked 2nd in the state, came to Raleigh Tuesday and got away with a close 2-1 victory over the 4th ranked Capitals.  The Broughton defense frustrated the potent Jordan offense until the 43rd minute when Jordan's Teddy Mullin was fouled by the Caps in the penalty box.  Mullin scored on the resulting penalty kick giving Jordan an early lead.

Mullin extended the lead in the 65th minute by breaking away from a midfield tackle and placing a nice shot low and away from the Caps keeper Matt Franciosi.  The Caps were able to move through the Jordan midfield and was rewarded in the 70th minute when Lassiter Tollison bent a 25 yard free kick over the wall and into the goal.

Although the Caps were able to make several good attacks in the final 20 minutes, they were unable to score again.  Jordan record improves to 3-0 while the Caps fall to 2-1.