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Monday, September 30, 2013

Soccer: Caps Score Big Win Over Leesville

Three Broughton players scored their first goals of the season as the Caps dominated in a 4-1 home win Monday night against Leesville.

Moe Matheka
The Caps' Moe Matheka got the scoring started six minutes into the game with a shot from outside the box for his first goal of the season.

Broughton continued to apply pressure, with defenders Ben Youngblood and Jack Krueger just missing wide on shots over the next two minutes.

Broughton struck again 28 minutes into the half when David Winter was there to finish off the rebound when the Leesville keeper could not hold on to a shot by the Caps' Ike Drooz. It was Winter's first goal of the season.

Six minutes later, Krueger gave the Caps a 3-0 lead going into the half when he fired a pass from Matt Brickhouse into the back of the net for his first goal of the season.

Jack Krueger
Leesville came out aggressively to begin the second half, with Krueger stopping a potential Leesville goal off a corner kick less than three minutes into the half. Leesville finally got on the scoreboard when they converted a penalty kick awarded due to an inadvertent hand ball in the box by a Broughton defender.

But Broughton eventually regained control of the game, with the Caps' Chris Vlahoplus just missing on a shot 12 minutes into the half.

About midway through the half, Broughton took a 4-1 lead when Ibrahim Mohamud headed in a shot by the Caps' Yusef Mohamud that bounced off the center post.

Earlier, the junior varsity team defeated Leesville, 3-0. Bryant O'Neal scored twice off of assists by Sheenaymu "C" Gay and Jesse Dean. Gay also scored a goal, with an assist by Luis Cisneros-Gazga.

Broughton plays at Millbrook Wednesday night in a key conference match-up.

David Winter, Moe Matheka, Ibrahim Mohamud, Jack Krueger

Girl's Tennis Pummels Pride

Broughton Girl's Tennis Team defeated Leesville High School Monday afternoon 7-2.  Caps won all singles courts and dropped 2 doubles courts. Tomorrow puts the Caps, #1 against #2 Panther Creek at Broughton. Come cheer for the Caps!!!
Singles: Overcash d. Stull 6-4, 6-2, Hinton d. Kazakova 6-1, 6-2, Cox d. Heffron 5-7,6-2, 10-3, Austin d. Hedgepeth 6-0, 6-0, Blackburn d. Michaud 6-3, 6-2, Paylor d. Chappell 6-0, 6-0.
Doubles: Austin/Blackburn d. Kazakova/Hedgepeth 8-3, Heffron/Michaud d. Barton/Fanney 8-2, Stanley/Vknonov d. Saleeby/Bennett 8-1.

Girl's Tennis to Take on Panther Creek Tuesday

Broughton's Girl's Tennis Team hosts #2 Panther Creek, Tuesday, 3:30 at home.  Come cheer for the Caps and see top tennis players compete!  Wear your purple and gold and bring your school spirit!

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Broughton Varsity Volleyball 10 - 0 in Conference!

After a successful week at home, Broughton's Varsity Volleyball Team remains unbeaten in Conference play at 10 - 0 and their overall record now stands at 15-1-1. 
This past week, the Lady Caps faced conference foes Heritage HS and Wake Forest HS, and non-conference opponent West Johnston HS.  With some outstanding play and great teamwork the Lady Caps did not drop a set all week and beat each opponent 3-0! 
Broughton Varsity Volleyball has 4 conference matches remaining in their season and will play Leesville HS on Tuesday, October 1, at Leesville and Millbrook HS at home in Holliday Gym on Thursday, October 3.  Both teams will prove to be strong opponents and the Lady Caps would love your support at their home match on Thursday!  The following week the Lady Caps will travel to Sanderson HS on Monday, October 7th and then face powerhouse Wakefield at home on Tuesday, October 8th.  This is also Senior night! Make sure to mark your calendars and lets fill those bleachers, not only to support our 3 seniors, but to cheer the Lady Caps on to victory!
Please come out and support the Varsity Volleyball team and help them continue their winning ways!!! 
Gigi Ehlers

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Girl's Tennis Defeats Wake Forest and Green Hope

The Broughton Girl's Tennis Team defeated Wake Forest High School 9-0 on Thursday and Green Hope High School 9-0 on Friday. Friday was Senior Day with Maggie Kane, Olivia King and Adrienne Overcash honored for their leadership! The Caps are 15-0 this season with the biggest match of the season on this Tuesday against NC #2 Panther Creek.  Come out and support the Caps in what is sure to be awesome tennis at 3:30 on Broughton's home courts.
Wake Forest
Singles: Austin d. Blalock 6-0, 6-0, Blackburn d. Pontrelli 6-0, 6-1, Paylor d. Pearce 6-0, 6-0, Barton d. Coats 6-1, 6-2, Bennett d. Abhau 6-0, 6-1, Saleeby d. DeHaan 6-2, 6-4.
Doubles: Austin/Blackburn d. Pearce/DeHaan 8-3, Paylor/Bennett d. Coats/Haston 8-1, Saleeby/Barton d. Sticklin/Campbell 8-1.

Green Hope
Singles: Kane d. Zhang 7-5, 6-1, Summerford d. Horvat 6-3, 6-2, King d. S. Ackerson 6-0, 6-1, Overcash d. E. Ackerson 6-0, 3-6, 10-4, Hinton d. Castrodale 6-0, 6-0, Cox d. Kendall 6-2, 6-3.
Doubles: Kane/King d. Zhang/Horvat 8-2, Summerford/Overcash d. Ackerson/Ackerson 8-0, Hinton/Cox d. Kendall/Sigmon 8-0.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Soccer: Caps Earn Shutout at Wake Forest

An aggressive Caps team scored a decisive 3-0 road win over Wake Forest Wednesday night to kick off the second half of the conference season.

Broughton's Matt Brickhouse got the scoring started 15 minutes into the game when he finished off a crossing pass from Ibrahim Mohamud. The Caps pressured Wake Forest throughout the first half, with Ike Drooz just missing on a shot off a corner kick with about eight minutes to go in the half.

Frankie Stallings
Keeper Trey Morton made a save on a Wake Forest shot in the final minute of the first half, which ended with the Caps up 1-0.

Broughton continued to play aggressively as the second half began, and took a 2-0 lead when Drooz slid the ball into the goal after the Wake Forest keeper failed to stop the breakaway. Brickhouse assisted on the goal.

Wake Forest picked up its intensity midway through the second half, but the Broughton defense rose to the challenge. Defenders Brooks Nichols, Ben Youngblood, Jack Krueger and Hyu A played tough, with Hyu making a nice save with about 13 minutes to go in the game.

Keeper Frankie Stallings made a diving save with about 11 minutes to go in the game - the first of several saves by Stallings as Wake Forest frantically tried to get on the scoreboard. A Wake Forest player was given a yellow card after running into Stallings as he grabbed a shot, and Stallings made another diving save with six minutes left in the game.

Hyu A
Broughton scored its third goal when a free kick by Chris Vlahoplus into a scrum in front of the goal bounced off the Caps' Rosendo Sierra-Flores and into the net with five minutes left in the game.

It was the second shutout of the night for Broughton, as the junior varsity team won 4-0.

The Caps return home Monday night for a game against Leesville. Come out and support the team as it looks to build on recent wins.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Girl's Tennis Hounds Huskies

Broughton Girl's Tennis Team defeated Heritage High School on Tuesday afternoon 7-2.  The Caps continue to play amazing tennis and were definitely empowered by a bus stop to get smoothies!  The Caps continue their road tour Thursday at Wake Forest High School and at home Friday against #3 in NC, Green Hope High School.

Singles: Hinton d. Reedmond 6-1, 6-2, Cox d. Weatherman 6-0, 6-0,  Austin d. Williams 6-0, 6-0, Blackburn d. Tun 6-2, 6-0, Hobson d. Bennett 6-4, 6-1, Fanney d. Tallay 6-2, 3-6, 10-3.

Doubles: Austin/Blackburn d. Reedmond/Tun 8-0, Weatherman/Williams d. Paylor/Bennett 8-4, Barton/Saleeby d. Tallay/Maffxi 8-3.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Soccer: Broughton Loses Battle of PKs

Two quick goals by Heritage to start the game proved to be the edge in what turned out to be a tense back-and-forth road game that Broughton ultimately lost 2-4.

Ike Drooz
Broughton was in the hole almost from the beginning of the game, as Heritage scored twice in the first three minutes.

But the Caps regrouped, and got on the scoreboard when Ike Drooz converted a penalty kick after a Broughton player was fouled in the box. Keeper Frankie Stallings made a nice save as Heritage went on the attack following the penalty kick, and defender Jack Krueger made a save off of a Heritage corner kick.

Both teams had multiple scoring chances in the second half, with Broughton keeper Trey Morton making three saves during a four-minute stretch more than midway through the half.

Then, with just over eight minutes left in the game, Broughton's Chris Vlahoplus converted another penalty kick to tie the score at 2-2.

Chris Vlahoplus
But about four minutes later, the referee called a penalty on Broughton inside the box, and Heritage converted to take a 2-3 lead.

Broughton mounted a furious attempt to tie the game, with Wilbur Gazga and Rosendo Sierra-Flores just missing on shots. Morton made another good save with less than two minutes to go in the game. But then, with Broughton pushing up for one last chance, Heritage's forwards broke free in the last 30 seconds to score the game's final goal.

Earlier, the junior varsity defeated Heritage, 3-0. Keeper Edgar Romero made three saves to preserve the shutout.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Volleyball: Lady Caps Continue Their Winning Ways! Big Upset Over Wakefield and now ranked 5th in the state 4A standings!

The Broughton Varsity Volleyball team had an amazing week with victories over Wakefield and Enloe!
The earlier match of the week saw two 6-0 teams in conference battle it out for 1st place bragging rights as the end of the first half of the season came to a close. Broughton went into Wakefield as the underdogs in a highly anticipated match up that brought out the fans for both teams (although, I do believe Broughton's were louder)!  After dropping a nervous first set 17-25, Broughton found their groove and began playing the type of never quit volleyball they know how to play!  They captured the second set 25-23 and then dropped another closely contested set, 23-25, with some amazing kills, digs and aces by both teams.  Coach Traci Smith challenged the girls to never give up and keep fighting.  The girls did exactly that and won the last two sets, 25-21 and 15-11, finishing with an on court celebration that led to a mini pile up!  Broughton finished the match with a whopping 51 kills, 18 aces and 66 digs.  They showed a never die attitude and prevailed over an extremely talented Wakefield team.  (see Raleigh N&O write up and pics in links below).
The other match up of the week had Broughton start the second half of the seasontraveling to face Enloe HS.  They won that match 3-1.  The Lady Caps took the first set easily 25-10, but fell in the second 18-25 after Enloe picked up their game.  Broughton came right back and finished off the match 25-10 and 25-14. The Lady Caps had 50 kills, 12 aces and 45 digs in that match up.
The Broughton Varsity Volleyball team is 8-0 in conference and 12-1-1 overall. has Broughton Volleyball ranked 5th in the state in the 4A standings and 162nd in the National rankings, moving up 92 spots from last week!
Next week brings a flurry of home matches where the Lady Caps will play 3 consecutive matches at Holliday Gym Tuesday, September 24 - Thursday, September 26.  Please come out and support your talented Lady Caps and enjoy some pretty awesome volleyball as well!

Gigi Ehlers


Soccer: Caps Get 1-0 Road Win Over Clayton

Broughton finished off a great week of soccer Thursday night, defeating a tough Clayton team on the road for the team's third victory of the week.

Matt Brickhouse
The game was a defensive battle, with the Caps' Matt Brickhouse scoring the game's only goal off of an assist from Wilbur Gazga.

The Caps hope to continue their winning ways as they hit the road next week, playing at Heritage on Monday and at Wake Forest on Wednesday.

Earlier Thursday, the junior varsity team beat Clayton, 4-2. The Caps' Bryant O'Neal and Jacob McCaslin scored in the first half, and Joe Annibale scored both of Broughton's goals in the second half.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Girl's Tennis Has Winning Week

Caps win big over Wakefield High School, East Chapel Hill High School and Enloe High School. Two Cap 8 matches and an out of conference match this week tested the Caps. Three victories this week give the Broughton Girl's Tennis Team a 12-0 record.  Next week they continue with a busy schedule of 3 matches.  Next Friday, September 27 the Caps host Green Hope High School at home. Come cheer for the Caps!

Broughton d. Wakefield (8-1)
Singles: Boyden d. Kane, 3-6, 6-4, (10-8), Summerford d. McNamara 6-3, 6-0, King d. S. Ivey 6-0, 6-0, Hinton d. Sheppard 6-0, 6-2. Cox d. L. Ivey 6-0, 6-1, Austin d. Lee 6-0, 6-1.
Doubles: Kane/King d. Boyden/McNamara 8-3, Summerford/Austin d. S. Ivey/Damiano 8-0, Hinton/Cox d. Sheppard/L. Ivey 8-1.

Broughton d. East Chapel Hill (7-2)
Singles: Kane d. Pope 6-2, 6-0, Summerford d. Richards 6-2, 6-0, King d. Holgadde 6-0, 6-0, Joksimovic d. Hinton 7-5,4-6, (10-7), Cox d. Reckford 6-0, 7-5, Austin d. Schulz 6-1, 6-1.
Doubles: Kane/King d. Pope/Pritchard 8-1, Holgadde/Joksimovic d. Summerford/Austin 8-6, Hinton/Cox d. Schulz/McClanahan 8-1.

Broughton d. Enloe (9-0)
Singles: King d. Brown 6-1, 6-1, Hinton d. Sigarto 6-4, 6-2, Cox d. Thompson 6-0, 6-3, Austin d. Kim 6-0, 6-0, Blackburn d. Li 6-4, 6-2, Barton d. Gan 6-4, 6-0.
Doubles: Hinton/Cox d. Brown/Sigarto 8-2, Austin/Blackburn d. Thompson/Kim 8-0, Paylor/Bennett d. Yang/Sanka 8-6.

Volleyball: Caps Down Wakefield in five-set volleyball thriller

Click here to see the News&Observer article printed in Wednesday's Sports Section!

Soccer: Photos From Win Against Enloe

Click here to see photos that The News & Observer took at the Wednesday night win against Enloe.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Soccer: Caps Dominate in Win Over Enloe

The Caps overwhelmed the visiting Enloe Eagles Wednesday night, winning 4-0 for their second consecutive conference victory.

Matt Brickhouse
Broughton controlled the possession for much of the first half and put constant pressure on the Enloe defense, finally breaking through with a goal by Matt Brickhouse a little more than midway through the half. Chris Vlahoplus assisted.

About five minutes later, the Caps' Ike Drooz caught Enloe's keeper flat-footed with a shot from about 25 yards out. Broughton took a 2-0 lead into halftime.

Broughton continued to pressure Enloe in the second half, and the Caps' Yusef Mohamud fired a shot into the back of the net for the team's third goal. Ben Youngblood assisted.

Only then did Enloe manage to apply some pressure on Broughton, with keeper Trey Morton having to make a save about 11 minutes into the second half.

Brooks Nichols
But Broughton came roaring back, with Vlahoplus sending a pass ahead to Brickhouse, who followed up his own shot after it bounced off the Enloe keeper to score his second goal of the night and Broughton's fourth goal.

Following the lead of defender Brooks Nichols and Morton, Broughton held on for its first shutout of the season.

Earlier, the junior varsity team lost 0-3 to Enloe.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Soccer: Caps Roll Over Wakefield, 4-2

Wakefield struck first, scoring less than three minutes into the game Monday night, but Broughton roared back for a 4-2 conference win on its home field.

Daniel Wiggins
The Caps' Wilbur Gazga tied the score, 1-1, midway through the first half when he fired a shot past the Wakefield keeper. Chris Vlahoplus assisted on the goal. About seven minutes later, Broughton's Daniel Wiggins finished a 2-on-1 break for the Caps when he flicked a pass from Yusef Mohamud into the back of the net.

Broughton took a 3-1 lead into halftime after Ike Drooz placed a free kick into the upper corner of the goal with about 10 minutes left in the first half.

Both teams missed on scoring opportunities in the second half before Wakefield scored off a cross on a free kick from just outside the box, giving Broughton a slim 3-2 lead with about 17 minutes left to play.

Ike Drooz
But Vlahoplus quickly scored with a nice shot from outside the box, giving the Caps an insurmountable 4-2 lead for their second conference win. Keeper Frankie Stallings and defender Ben Youngblood made good saves late in the game to hold off Wakefield.

Thanks to members of the women's varsity volleyball team, which is undefeated in conference play, for turning out to support the soccer team.

Earlier, the junior varsity lost 1-3 to Wakefield. The Caps' lone goal was scored by Sheenaymu "C" Gay.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Volleyball: Lady Caps Continue Their Winning Ways

The Broughton Varsity Volleyball Team had a fantastic week with victories over Millbrook and Sanderson.  The Raleigh News and Observer had published their Triangle rankings and Broughton was firmly placed in the top 10 at #8.  The Lady Caps faced a sizeable opponent and #6 in the N&O rankings,  in Millbrook Tuesday night.  After a shaky first set where the girls were easily defeated 25-13, they turned things around and found themselves outplaying Millbrook on all aspects of the game.  They won the next three sets, 25-15, 25-12, and 25-18.  The team amassed a phenomenal 18 aces, 41 kills and 62 digs in that match to remain undefeated in conference and hand Millbrook their first conference loss. 
Thursday's match brought visiting Sanderson to Holliday Gym, filled with cheering Broughton fans!  The Lady Caps did not disappoint and defeated Sanderson in straight sets, 25-21, 25-12, and 25-16. 
The Broughton Varsity Volleyball team is now 6-0 in conference and 10-1-1 overall.  Thanks to our loyal fans who come to all home and even away matches to cheer us on. 
Next week brings on a tough opponent in Wakefield (at Wakefield, Tues. Sept. 17), also 6-0 in conference, both teams battling for that coveted first place spot in Cap 8 standings.  This will round out the first half of the season. The Lady Caps will also be travelling to Enloe on Thursday to begin the second half of conference play. 
The Broughton Varsity Volleyball team will return home the following week for three home matches, Tues., September 24 - Thur, September 26.  Mark your calendars to come out and cheer the Lady Caps on!!!!!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Girl's Tennis Team Surpasses Spartans

Broughton Girl's Tennis Team defeated Sanderson High School 6-0.  Doubles play was suspended due to rain. Next week the Caps play at home Tuesday and Thursday and travel to East Chapel Hill High School on Wednesday.  Come cheer for the Caps on their home court!

Singles: Kane d. Anthony 6-0, 6-4, Summerford d. Griffin 6-1, 6-0, King d. Anthony 6-1, 6-0, Overcash d. Buck 6-0, 7-6, Hinton d. Smith 6-1, 6-2, Cox d. Strickland 6-1, 6-0.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Broughton Girl's Tennis Team Wins over Wake Forest

Broughton Girl's Tennis Team defeated Wake Forest High School 9-0 Wednesday afternoon.  The Caps remain undefeated in Cap 8 Conference competition. Tomorrow the Caps play at Sanderson High School.

Singles: Hinton d. Blalock 6-0, 6-0,  Cox d. Pontrelli 6-0, 6-0, Austin d. Tortora 6-0, 6-0, Blackburn d. DeHaan 6-0, 6-2, Paylor d. Coats 6-0, 6-1, Bennett d. Abhau 6-1, 6-0.

Doubles: Austin/Blackburn d. Haston/Pontrelli 8-4, Paylor/Saleeby d. Campbell/Sticklin 8-3, Fanney/Barton d. DeHann/Abhau 8-3.

Soccer: Broughton Falls to Sanderson, 0-2

Despite a strong second half effort, Broughton was unable to overcome two first half goals by Sanderson in a game Wednesday night. The Caps lost, 0-2.

Caps keeper Frankie Stallings made a nice save early in the first half of the game at Sanderson, but the Spartans came back with two goals in a five-minute period almost halfway through the first period.

Trey Morton
Broughton had several scoring opportunities in the second half and keeper Trey Morton made two great saves to keep the Caps in the game. Broughton had one more chance as the final seconds ticked off the clock, but were unable to score.

Earlier, the junior varsity defeated Sanderson, 3-0, on goals by Jesse Dean, Joe Ruslander and Graham Gunter. Keeper Edgar Romero got the shutout.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Girl's Tennis Whoops the Wildcats

Caps Girl's Tennis Team defeats a strong Millbrook High School Team 9-0.  All courts won in straight sets. Wednesday the Caps play Wake Forest at home, and Thursday they play Sanderson on the road.

Singles:  Kane d. McCorquodale 6-3, 6-0, Summerford d. Taranto 6-4, 7-6, King d. Yamadi 6-1, 6-1, Overcash d. Wrenn 6-0, 6-0, Hinton d. Jerome 6-3, 6-0, Cox d. Isdalh 6-1, 6-1.

Doubles:  Kane/King d. McCorquodale/Taranto 8-4, Summerford/Overcash d. Yamadi/Jerome 8-4, Hinton/Cox d. Wrenn/Harold 8-0.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Soccer: Missed Scoring Chances Lead to Loss

Broughton suffered a frustrating home loss to Millbrook Monday night after controlling the action for much of the game. The Caps had several scoring opportunities, but lost 1-4 after the Wildcats scored three goals in the second half to put the game away.

Yusef Mohamud
Yusef Mohamud scored the Caps' only goal -- early in the first half to tie the game 1-1 -- off of a nice cross from Doh Gay. One of the few other bright spots for Broughton was a great save by keeper Frankie Stallings in a one-on-one situation with a Millbrook forward.

Earlier, the junior varsity lost 2-3 after failing to convert several scoring chances. Will Conger and Joe Ruslander scored for the Caps.

Thanks to members of the Broughton women's soccer team and members of the cheerleading squad who showed up cheer on the Caps.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Volleyball: Big Wins over Wake Forest and Leesville; Lady Caps Remain Undefeated in Conference Play

An exciting 3-1 victory over Leesville Thursday night in Holliday Gym capped a successful week for the Broughton Varsity Volleyball Team!  In front of a large crowd of both Leesville and Broughton fans, the Lady Caps prevailed in a tightly contested 4 set match. After coming out on fire with their offensive attack, lethal serving, and making some incredible defensive plays, the girls won the first two sets, 25-21 and 25-23.  The girls were one point away from beating Leesville in straight sets, but the Pride put on a serving show to steal away the third set 26-24.  The Lady Caps did not let that damper their aggressive play and enthusiasm and they fought hard to win the fourth set which saw the lead exchange hands several times.  They closed out the match with a 25-22 victory! 
Earlier in the week, the Lady Caps travelled to Wake Forest and won that contest 3-1 as well.  The scores of the match were 25-14, 24-26, 25-14, 25-13.  This contest saw both teams with some fabulous attacks as well as some phenomenal digs! 
The Broughton Varsity Volleyball team is now 4-0 in Conference play and 8-1-1 overall.  The Lady Caps travel to 4-0 Millbrook on Tuesday, September 10th and will face 1-3 Sanderson at home on Thursday, September 12th.
Come out and cheer the Lady Caps on!
Gigi Ehlers

 Number 2, Ryan Haar makes a kill against Wake Forest

Friday, September 6, 2013

Broughton Girls Tennis Whips Whirlies and Pounces on the Pride

Broughton Girls Tennis Team rounded out a great week of tennis with two big wins.  Wednesday the Caps traveled to Grimsley High School in Greensboro and defeated the Whirlies 8-1.  Thursday Broughton played a much improved Leesville High School team and defeated the Pride 7-2.  The Caps are 5-0 in Cap 8 conference play.

Singles:  Kane d. Fujino 10-0, Summerford d. Chao 10-1, King d. Pascua 10-4, J.  Hamrick (Grimsley) d. Overcash, Hinton d. M. Hamrick, Cox d. Perini 10-3.
Doubles: Kane/King d. Fujino/Chao 8-2, Summerford/Overcash d. Pascua/J. Hamrick 8-3. Hinton/Cox d. M. Hamrick/Kennedy-Barber 8-0.

Singles: Summerford d. Kazakova 6-1, 6-1, King d. Stull, 6-1, 6-1, Hinton d. Heffron 6-1, 6-0, Cox d. Hedgepeth 6-3, 6-0, Austin d. Stanley 6-0, 6-1, Blackburn d. Kononov 6-3, 6-1.
Doubles: Summerford/Overcash d. Kazakova/Hedgepeth 8-1, Hackman/Stull (Leesville) d. Bennett/Paylor 8-6, Chappell/Stark (Leesville) d. Saleeby/Barton 8-3.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Soccer: Caps Can't Overcome First-Half Flurry

Broughton took the game to Leesville for most of the second half Thursday night, but three goals by Leesville in the first half were too much to overcome as the Caps lost 1-3.

Leesville scored two goals within the first six minutes of the away game, then added a third goal off a corner kick with about nine minutes left in the first period. The Caps' Wilbur Gazga and Ike Drooz hit shots that just missed wide or high, while keeper Frankie Stallings made a great save midway through the first period and Jack Krueger saved a goal when he blocked a Leesville shot just inside the post.

Chris Vlahoplus
The Caps were on the attack as the second half began, with Chris Vlahoplus scoring his second goal of the year within the first 30 seconds. Matt Brickhouse assisted on the goal.

Keeper Trey Morton and defenders Brooks Nichols, Moe Matheka (in his first game of the season), David Ridgeway and Krueger held Leesville scoreless in the second half. Broughton had several shots that were just wide or high, and Vlahoplus hit the post on one shot.

Earlier, the Broughton junior varsity lost 2-4. Will Richards and Luis Cisneros-Gazga scored for the Caps, while keeper Edgar Romero blocked a Leesville penalty kick in the second half.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Soccer: Caps Score Late to Defeat Wake Forest

A last-minute goal by Matt Brickhouse propelled Broughton to a dramatic 2-1 home victory Tuesday night over Wake Forest in the opening game of the Cap-8 Conference season.

Chris Vlahoplus
 Several former Caps soccer players were in attendance for the annual Alumni Night, and they were treated to a tense back-and-forth game that saw players from both teams draw yellow cards, fouls and offside calls.

Broughton’s Ike Drooz and Brickhouse both nearly scored in the first half, which ended in a 0-0 tie. After the Broughton alumni were recognized at halftime, the Cougars took a 1-0 lead when they converted a penalty kick caused by a Broughton handball in the box. Midway through the second half, though, Broughton’s Chris Vlahoplus made a strong run down the right side to score and tie the game.

Wake Forest nearly went ahead with two minutes left in the game, but Broughton keeper Frankie Stallings made a leaping save on a corner kick to keep the score tied at 1-1.

Matt Brickhouse
Then, with less than 30 seconds remaining, the Caps’ Rosendo Sierra-Flores passed ahead to Brickhouse, who challenged the Wake Forest keeper before sliding the ball into the goal from the left side to give Broughton a 2-1 lead.

Earlier, the junior varsity team defeated Wake Forest, 6-1, on goals from six different players – Luis Cisneros-Gazga, Graham Gunter, Doug Scott, Will Conger, Jesse Dean and Joe Ruslander.

Special thanks to the Caps soccer alumni who attended:
Class of 2013: Isaac Ridgeway

Class of 2011: Chris Harmon, Miller Nichols, Coleman Whyte, Ketan Morris

Class of 2010: Zach Daly

Class of 2009: Vinnie Hana, Rob Snow

Class of 2008: Pablo Hernandez

Class of 2007: Tyler Duncan, Stewart McLean

Class of 2002: David Sartorio

Class of 2000: Clifford Olu-Taylor

Class of 1999: Steve Sartorio

Class of 1994: Chris Stoecker

Class of 1991: Chris Kelley

Monday, September 2, 2013

Volleyball: Lady Caps Win Both Matches!

The Broughton Varsity Volleyball Team won their home opener Tuesday night, August 27, vs. conference foe Enloe High School.  Excited to finally play at home, the Lady Caps put on an attacking show in front of a boisterous crowd and won in straight sets, 25 - 14, 25 - 13, and 25 - 20.  During the first two sets the girls came out on fire and never looked back.  The final set offered a closer contest, but the Lady Caps prevailed and captured their first home victory of the season.
The second match of the week on Thursday, August 29, took the Varsity Volleyball Team to Heritage HS where they met a young but defensively strong team.  After winning a close first set 25 - 21, the Lady Caps couldn't match the intensity that Heritage came back with in the second set and lost 13 - 25.  The girls made some adjustments and picked up their level of play significantly and won the final two closely contested sets, 25 - 22 and 25 - 21. It was a good conference victory to come away with.
The Broughton Varsity Volleyball Team is now 6 - 1 - 1 overall and 2 - 0 in conference play. 
The Lady Caps will be playing at Wake Forest Tuesday, September 3, but will return home to face a tough Leesville High School team on Thursday, September 5, at 5:30.  Come out and cheer the Lady Caps on and watch some awesome volleyball on Thursday in Holliday Gym.
Gigi Ehlers

 Number 11, Katja Ehlers makes the kill against Enloe.

Broughton High athletic director Jack Spain leaves a legacy

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