The Broughton Caps women's soccer team traveled to Wakefield Monday night for the first round of the Cap 8 tournament. The Caps entered the match with five players out due to injuries. The Caps and Wolverines split their two matches this season.
The game began, as it ended, with very physical play from Wakefield. However, the Caps got on the scoreboard first in the 26' when Allie Cutler collected a Caroline Brown corner kick and served it into the box where Sarah Grace Lasso connected for her 9th goal of the season. The Wolverines continued to claw at the Caps and Madison Lennox scored the equalizer in the 36' to send the game to 1-1 at halftime.
The second half saw no goals, but yellow cards issued to Allison Gupton and Wakefield's Lennox, who battled each other all night. In the first 10' overtime period Wakefield notched a go-ahead goal in the 95'. The Caps fought on and Cutler found the back of the net with the equalizer with 31.8 seconds left in the second 10' overtime period with an assist from Caroline Brown. The team's battled through the first 5' "golden goal" overtime period without a winner. Late in the second 5' "golden goal" overtime period, the Caps were signaled to have scored the game winner on a corner kick; however, the center referee, after consulting with the assistant referee, called a handball on the Caps and called the goal back. With 2.2 seconds left the Wolverines scored the winner.
A valiant effort by the Caps with 110' of physical soccer. Wakefield advances to face Cap 8 regular season champion Millbrook tonight at Heritage High. The Caps await their first round game in the NCHSAA 4A state tournament, which begins May 8th.