After two disappointing, back-to-back losses last week against quality opponents, both ranked in the state’s top 5, the Broughton Varsity CapsLax team unleashed its frustration Tuesday night, 4/4, at home against Enloe winning 14 vs. 1. A. Johnston and his D-poles G. Gordon, H. Black, K Jones and G Johnson all had another rock-solid game, effectively eliminating Enloe from running any offensive sets all evening. In addition, the defense won what seemed to be nearly every ground ball and created many turnovers throughout the evening. The only goal by Enloe came late in the 4th period during open field transition otherwise Broughton would have recorded a shutout.
The balanced offense was lead by 5-point nights for seniors S. Creech (3 goals; 2 assists) and M. Dupere (4 goals; 1 assist), followed by senior M. Eades who tied a career high with 2 goals, including the first of the game. Additional goals were recorded by junior D. Angell, senior J. Burke, freshman J. Dixon, senior C. Whyte, and junior C. Harrell. Of particular note, 50% (7 of 14) of Broughton’s goals registered an assist, several of which should make the highlight film. For example, there was K. Jones creating a turnover while on defense, scooping up the ground ball, and going coast-to-coast to find attack S. Creech for a transition goal; C. Crouch upon receiving an open-field pass in transition then found C. Harrell crease side for a layup; D. Pitts using a crisp pass to M. Dupere for 12-yard sniper overhand from the right side on a EMO situation; and, C. Harrell making a beautiful feed to cutting midfielder J Burke who finished with a crowd-pleasing goal.
There is little room to rest for the CapsLax have to re-load this evening and go the road to cross-town rival SE Raleigh, game time @ 6:00 PM, weather permitting.