The Broughton CapsLax program recorded its 1st playoff win ever against Wakefield, 7 vs. 2. As has been known to Broughton insiders all season, the strength of this year’s CapsLax team is its defense. Last Friday night was no different, except that it was even better. Top to bottom, the CapsLax defense was the best it has been all season. For example, at one point late into the 1st period, Wakefield didn’t even have a shot on goal.
This was perhaps the team’s best all-around game all season dating back to the season opener against Chapel Hill. Special recognition goes out to Harrison Black and Wilson Purcell. Wilson was dominant on face-offs the entire game, ensuring a huge time of possession advantage for our CapsLax. Meanwhile Harrison exemplified the type of team play that is critical during the playoffs. On one particular sequence, Harrison stripped the offensive player of both the ball and his stick, easily won the ground ball, started a rapid transition, then found Coleman Whyte in full stride. Coleman proceeded to push the unsettled situation, then found Sonny Creech deep in the corner who unleashed a hard upper-90 that the Wakefield goalie never saw. That sequence was absolute perfection and serves as the game’s featured highlight.
On offense, the final score does not fully indicate the total dominance our CapsLax team displayed throughout the game. If it weren’t for outstanding play by the Wakefield goalie, the winning margin would have been much larger, possibly double digits. Mitchell Dupere lead all scorers with 3 goals (and 3 pipes), followed by Dane Angell, Carl Churchill, Sam Cramer and Sonny Creech with 1 goal apiece. Each of these goals were worthy of highlight film consideration, they were that exciting. Now Broughton advances to the 2nd round of the state playoffs to play a quality Hoggard team in Wilmington next Tuesday night, 5/3.