The Broughton Varsity CapsLax team finally worked out the kinks in the 2nd half to win 4 vs. 3 against a stubborn Wakefield opponent last Tuesday evening, 4/27, for the last game of the regular season. The win was not pretty, just another gritty performance by the defense lead by junior goalie A. Johnston who recorded at least 6 saves on the night, holding Wakefield to just 3 goals, all assisted on either EMO or unsettled situations. Additional credit should go to all of the long pole defenders who played well throughout the game, creating turnovers, winning ground balls, and generally keeping Wakefield outside the crease all evening except for the 3 goals. On offense, however, the CapsLax struggled all evening with imprecise passing, uncharacteristic turnovers, shots off frame, no assists, and inconsistent execution in general. The long spring break without either games or practices was evident.
The CapsLax finish the 2011 regular season at 11-5, best in the program’s history. In those 5 losses, the opponent’s combined records was 77-8 for an impressive 90.5% average win percentage. This season can be summed up that this CapsLax team won all of the games they were supposed to win, yet played competitively but did not win any of the close games against the state’s (and south’s) better programs when it mattered most. Now the second season begins. Broughton hosts a 1st round playoff game at home this Friday evening, 4/29, against an unknown opponent. This CapsLax team and its strong senior class have an opportunity to take the program to the next level—advancing deep into the NCHSAA playoffs.