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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Soccer: Caps Win in First Round of Playoffs

Broughton, led by two goals by Matt Brickhouse, scored a 3-1 road win at Greenville's J.H. Rose High School Wednesday night to advance to the second round of the state playoffs.

Matt Brickhouse
The Caps were the aggressors from the outset, missing on several shots and corner kicks as they kept the ball in the Rose half of the field for most of the first 15 minutes of the game. Then, nearly midway through the first half, Brickhouse nudged the ball into the goal after the Caps' Ike Drooz headed a cross from Wilbur Gazga to the edge of the goal.

Rose tied the game nine minutes later on a header off a free kick. The first half ended in a 1-1 tie.

Broughton was on the attack quickly as the second half began, with Doh Gay scoring less than three minutes into the half off a pass by Gazga to put the Caps up 2-1.

Doh Gay
The two teams battled back-and-forth throughout the second half, with Broughton keeper Frankie Stallings making a nice save with about 12 minutes left in the game. Broughton finally put the game out of reach with about seven minutes left when Brickhouse scored his second goal of the game off of an assist by Sheenaymu "C" Gay

The Caps will face Pinecrest High School in Southern Pines, the number two seed in the eastern half of the state playoff brackets, in the second round.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Soccer: Caps' Win Seals Third Place in Cap 8

Broughton defeated Millbrook 1-0 Thursday night in a game that broke the tie between the two schools for third place in the Cap 8 conference.
Ike Drooz

The extra game, held at Sanderson before the Cap 8 tournament championship game, was played to sort out where Broughton and Millbrook will be placed in the upcoming state playoffs. The outcome of the championship game between Sanderson and Leesville could also play a role in determining Broughton's playoff fate.

The Caps took control of the game from the beginning, scoring less than two minutes into the first half when Ike Drooz put away a cross from Wilbur Gazga. Broughton controlled possession throughout the first half, and nearly scored again when the Millbrook keeper was forced to make a save on a shot by the Caps' Ibrahim Mohamud.

Keeper Trey Morton made a scrambling save off a Millbrook corner kick with just 30 seconds to go in the first half to preserve Broughton's 1-0 lead.

Wilbur Gazga
Millbrook was more aggressive in the second half, just missing on one shot when it hit the cross bar and another when keeper Frankie Stallings punched the ball away. But Broughton managed to hold on for the win, their second in three games against Millbrook this season.

State playoff brackets are scheduled to be released on Monday.

Girls Tennis to Combat Catamounts on Monday

The Broughton Girls Tennis Team will play Panther Creek High School in the quarterfinals of the dual team competition on Monday afternoon at 3:00. The match will be played at Broughton. Monday is a teacher workday, but hopefully, all the Caps fans can come support the team!  Last time the two teams played, it was a battle to the finish with the Caps defeating Panther Creek 5-4.  Come give the Caps a home court advantage with full bleachers!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Broughton Volleyball Advances to Third Round of States!

The Lady Caps hosted Holly Springs HS in the second round of the State Championship tournament and came away with a hard fought win!
In front of a boisterous crowd, the girls came out strong winning the first two sets 25-19 and 25-23.  Holly Springs came back to capture the third set 20-25, forcing a fourth set, in which the Lady Caps took an early lead and never gave it up.  They won the last set 25-21.  Throughout the match the young ladies showed great poise and patience, enduring long rallies with some fabulous defensive plays and outstanding attacks.  The Lady Caps are finding the groove that propelled them to a regular season conference championship!
They will face Riverside HS on Thursday, October 24, at Riverside in Durham, at 6:30 pm for a matchup of two #1 seeds. 
Broughton Varsity Volleyball appreciates all the support we receive from our fabulous student body, family and friends.  The girls would love to see a lot of fans at the match on Thursday!  Come cheer the girls on to advance even further in the State Tournament!
Gigi Ehlers

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Girls Tennis Defeats East Chapel Hill

Broughton Girls Tennis Team defeated East Chapel Hill High School in the 2nd round of state playoffs on Monday.  The Caps dropped one court winning the match 5-1.  Doubles were not played.

Singles:  Kane d. Pritchad 6-2, 6-0, King d. Heck 6-2, 6-2, Holegadde d. Overcash 6-2,  1-6, 10-4, Hinton d. Joksimovic 6-0, 6-0, Cox d. Reckford 6-1,6-2, Austin d. Schulz 6-1, 6-3.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Soccer: Caps Out Early in Cap 8 Tournament

Broughton suffered an early exit from the Cap 8 conference tournament Monday night, losing 0-1 to a Wakefield team that the Caps had beaten twice in the regular season.

The Caps had several scoring opportunities throughout the first-round game -- including a flurry of chances toward the end of the game -- but were unable to get on the scoreboard. Wakefield scored the game's only goal about midway through the first half.

Broughton, which finished in a tie for third during the regular season, will now have to wait to find out about its prospects for the state playoffs. Depending on the results in the Cap 8 tournament, Broughton may have to play Millbrook on Thursday to determine who gets the conference's third seed for the playoffs.

In any event, Coach Nick Wheeler says Broughton is likely to make the state playoffs. The brackets are expected to be announced on Monday, Oct. 28.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Broughton Varsity Volleyball Wins First Round of States!

The Lady Caps had a successful showing in the first round of the State Championships on Saturday when South Central HS from Greenville came to Holliday Gym to play.  The girls overcame some inconsistencies in the first set to win 25-20, however in the second, set some late hitting and defensive errors allowed South Central to capture the set 25-22.  The Lady Caps came back strong in the third and jumped out to a 6-0 lead and never looked back.  South Central managed to squeeze out 6 points at the end of the set, but the Lady Caps had a commanding lead and won 25-12.  The fourth set started with South Central taking an early 6-1 lead and maintaining that lead until at 9-19 the girls decided it was time to play and limit their errors.  They finished the match 16-3 and won by a final score of 25-22. 
Even though this wasn't their cleanest match, the girls amassed a whopping 52 kills, 15 aces, 42 digs and 5 blocks.  South Central was a scrappy team, and as a wild card in the tournament, came to play with nothing to lose.
Broughton Volleyball will now face Holly Springs HS on Tuesday night in Holliday Gym time TBD.
Please come out and support your Lady Caps in this second round match up.  You will see some terrific volleyball and the girls need to your support to help them move on in the State Championships!
Gigi Ehlers

Thursday, October 17, 2013

First Round of Volleyball State Championship Tournament Saturday 11 am at Holliday Gym!

The Broughton Varsity Volleyball Team's Conference Tournament run ended on Monday at Wakefield when they were defeated by Leesville HS in straight sets in the semi final round. 
The Lady Caps ended the season on a high note, however, when the team was presented Wednesday night with the 2013 CAP 8 Conference Champion Plaque in front of a packed Wakefield house and all other Conference teams.  In addition, our own Traci Smith was honored by her fellow coaches and was selected Coach of the Year!  The awards didn't stop there; Lauren Brustofski was on the Honorable Mention Conference team; and Katja Ehlers, Genna Simpkins, and Kati Smith were all selected to the
All-Conference team.  They were the only sophomores to receive that recognition this year! 
The Lady Caps season continues with the State Championships beginning this Saturday.  Having earned the #1 seed out of the CAP 8 Conference, the girls will be playing at Holliday Gym at 11 am! Please come out and support your Lady Caps in what will hopefully be the start of a long run for the 4A State Championships!
Gigi Ehlers

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Soccer: Broughton Suffers Last-Second Loss

The inability to convert scoring opportunities cost Broughton Wednesday night, as Heritage scored with five seconds to play to pull out a 1-2 win over the Caps in the final game of the Cap 8 regular season.

It was Senior Night for the Caps, with the team's nine seniors and their families recognized during a halftime ceremony. But the seniors looked to make their mark from the game's beginning, controlling possession and aggressively attacking the Heritage goal.

Senior Yusef Mohamud almost struck first, hitting the cross bar on a shot less than a minute into the game. Broughton was unable to convert a handful of corner kicks and barely missed on several shots, including one by senior Wilbur Gazga that nicked the post as it skipped wide left midway through the first half.

Ben Youngblood
Heritage came out more aggressively in the second half, and struck with the game's first goal about four minutes into the half. But the Caps fought back, with senior Ben Youngblood hitting an arcing shot from 40 yards out that dropped into the goal over the outstretched hands of the Heritage keeper to tie the score at 1-1.

But then, Heritage converted a corner kick with just five seconds remaining in the game to make the final score 1-2.

Earlier, the junior varsity team won 2-0 over Heritage. The Caps' Joe Ruslander scored off of an assist by Doug Scott, and Cameron Champion scored off of an assist by Bryant O'Neal. Benjamin McCord and Edgar Romero combined in goal for the shutout.

The Caps will return to action Monday night in the conference tournament. By finishing in the top half of the league standings, Broughton earned the right to play at home in the first round on Monday. Come out and support the Caps as they look to make a good run in the postseason.

But before we turn our attention to the postseason, we want to give another shout out to the team's seniors and their families: Doh Gay, Wilbur Gazga, Moe Matheka, Yusef Mohamud, Wyatt Moore, Brooks Nichols, Rosendo Sierra-Flores, Daniel Wiggins and Ben Youngblood. Go Caps!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Girls Tennis Wins 1st Round Dual Team Playoffs

Broughton Girls Tennis Team defeated wild card, South View High School, 6-0 in the 1st round of dual team state playoffs.  The Caps did not lose a game and doubles was not necessary for the match.

Kane d. Wharton 6-0, 6-0, King d. Gutierrez 6-0, 6-0, Overcash d. Dickerson 6-0, 6-0, Hinton d. Blanks 6-0, 6-0, Cox d. Pryor 6-0, 6-0, Austin d. Johnson 6-0, 6-0.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Soccer: Caps Score Late in OT Win at Enloe

Thanks to two late goals by Rosendo Sierra-Flores, Broughton escaped Enloe with a 2-0 win in overtime on Monday night.

Rosendo Sierra-Flores
Broughton controlled possession of the ball throughout the game, but Enloe's defenders hung tough on senior night for the Eagles. The Caps had multiple scoring opportunities, but sailed balls just wide or high or directly at the Enloe keeper.

With no goals in regulation, Broughton faced its second consecutive overtime game. The Caps' Matt Brickhouse just missed on a shot in the first overtime period, while keeper Trey Morton kept the score tied at zero when he made a great save near the end of the first overtime period.

Doh Gay
Broughton continued to attack in the second overtime period, with Sierra-Flores finally sliding a pass from the Caps' Doh Gay past the Enloe keeper and just inside the far post. Sierra-Flores sealed the win with less than a minute remaining in the game when he scored off a corner kick. Ibrahim Mohamud assisted on the goal.

Earlier, the junior varsity team defeated Enloe 3-1. Sheenaymu "C" Gay scored twice for Broughton, both times off of assists by Bryant O'Neal. Cameron Champion scored the other goal for the Caps, with an assist by Jacob McCaslin.

Broughton finishes off the Cap 8 regular season with a home game Wednesday night against Heritage. Come out to cheer on the Caps as they head into post-season play and help us say thanks to the team's seniors on Senior Night. Go Caps!

Broughton Varsity Volleyball Captures Regular Season Conference Title!

The Lady Caps clinched the CAP 8 Conference Title Monday night after beating Sanderson 3-0 and Millbrook handing Wakefield their second loss of the season.  This locked up the top seed going into the CAP 8 Conference Tournament and the #1 seed out of the conference going into the State Tournament.
Tuesday night brought a packed house of family, friends and fans to honor our 3 Seniors: Logan Ayscue, Peyton Strickland and Cleesie Whittington, on Senior night and the last match of regular season play versus Wakefield.  Coming off a bitter loss the night before, Wakefield came ready to play and exact revenge from their earlier loss to Broughton this season.  Even though Broughton put up some impressive numbers, 32 kills, 8 aces and 31 digs, they were no match for the fire power Wakefield was able to display.  The Lady Caps lost in three tight sets: 24-26, 21-25 and 20-25. The girls finished the season 13-1 in Conference and 18-2-1 overall!
We appreciate all the support and enthusiasm our fans showed Tuesday night  and all season long.  Following the match the team enjoyed dinner with their family and friends to celebrate our seniors and all they have done for the program.
Thursday night brought Wake Forest to Holliday Gym for the first round of the CAP 8 Tournament.  The Lady Caps won in straight sets, 25-20, 25-13, and 25-19, sending them to the CAP 8 Semi Finals to be held atWakefield HS Monday, October 14th at 5:30 pm vs. Leesville HS. 
Please come out and support your Lady Caps and cheer them on the finals to be played Wednesday night at Wakefield HS at 6:30 pm. Presentation of Conference Champion trophy and All Conference Team recognition will also take place that evening! 
Gigi Ehlers

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Soccer: Late Score Nets Win for Caps in OT

It took almost 100 minutes -- 80 minutes of regulation time, 10 minutes of one overtime period and six minutes of another overtime period -- but Broughton finally managed to get a ball in the net to earn a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Wakefield on a cold and wet Wednesday night.
Chris Vlahoplus

Both teams had scoring chances throughout regulation, with Broughton nearly scoring on a corner kick six minutes into the game at Wakefield. Playing in a steady rain, the Caps just missed on several scoring opportunities in the first half.

Wakefield also had its chances, forcing Broughton keeper Trey Morton to make a save with 16 minutes to go in the first half. Defender Ben Youngblood soared to get his head on a Wakefield corner kick with nine minutes left in the first half.

It was more of the same in the second half, with Caps' keeper Frankie Stallings making a save about 15 minutes into the half on a dangerous Wakefield free kick that skidded across the wet field. Broughton's Doh Gay nearly made a spectacular play a few minutes later, sending a leaping bicycle kick just wide of the Wakefield goal.

Trey Morton
Wakefield repeatedly tried to pass long balls over the Broughton defenders, but Hyu A, Brooks Nichols, Jack Krueger and Youngblood were able to hold them off each time. During one two-minute stretch, Nichols and then Youngblood made impressive stops on Wakefield breakaways.

With the score knotted at zero at the end of regulation, the teams squared off for two 10-minute overtime periods. Broughton was the aggressor early in the first overtime period, but was unable to score.

Wakefield came out strong in the second overtime, forcing Morton to make another save with six minutes to go in the game.

Jack Krueger
But then, two minutes later, Krueger lofted a long ball into the box and the Caps' Chris Vlahoplus was able to head it over the Wakefield keeper's reach and into the net to give Broughton a 1-0 lead.

Broughton then held off a frantic Wakefield attack over the next four minutes to secure the Cap 8 road win.

A big shout out to the Broughton parents and fans who made the long trip to Wakefield and then sat through the cold wind and rain to cheer on the Caps.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Soccer: Caps Frustrated in Loss to Sanderson

The Caps suffered a 0-3 home loss to Sanderson on Monday night despite controlling possession for much of the game.

Broughton had several scoring opportunities, but shots were either just wide or at the Sanderson keeper. Sanderson scored two of its goals on set pieces, one off of a free kick toward the end of the first half and another off a long throw-in midway through the second half.

The Caps will try to get back to their recent winning ways when they play at Wakefield on Wednesday.

Earlier, the junior varsity team settled for a 0-0 tie with Sanderson in a game in which both teams had multiple scoring opportunities.

Broughton Varsity Volleyball Extends Undefeated Record to 12-0 in Conference!

After an exciting week and two hard fought matches, the Lady Caps maintain their undefeated status (12-0) in the Cap 8 Conference by defeating Leesville and Millbrook. Travelling to Leesville last Tuesday, the Broughton Varsity Volleyball won in straight sets, 27-25, 28-26, and 25-12. As the scores indicate, the first two sets could have gone either way, but the girls found a way to hold off the scrappy Pride and pull out a victory.

Thursday's match brought Millbrook to Holliday Gym looking to avenge their loss to Broughton at home earlier this season. Unlike their first match up, the Lady Caps came out ready to play in the first set and found a battle on their hands. Broughton edged Millbrook in the first set 26-24, and then behind some terrific serving and defense, the won the second set easily 25-13. Millbrook wasn't ready to go home yet and in an exciting third set that saw the lead change hands several times, they won 26-24. The fourth set saw more of the same excitement and once again Millbrook came away with the win, 25-22 forcing a deciding fifth set. Coach Traci Smith reminded the returning players of what took place last year, where Millbrook won in 5 sets, and challenged the team to come together and not let that happen again, not in "their house!". The girls responded beautifully and captured the last set and the match 15-12. This grueling battle lasted over 2 1/2 hours and Broughton amassed a whopping 55 kills, 78 digs and 11 aces.

Thank you to all the fans that came out to support the Lady Caps and made their presence known in a loud and boisterous fashion. The team really appreciates all the support!

This week brings three critical matches for the Broughton Varsity Volleyball team. They will travel to Sanderson on Monday, 10/7 followed by what will be another tough match-up on Tuesday, 10/8 against Wakefield at home. This match up is important for several is their last conference match, it is Senior Night and both teams should be battling for first place in the final conference standings, depending on Monday's results. Thursday, 10/10 will be the first round of the Cap 8 Conference Championships, and it will be at Holliday Gym, since the Lady Caps will be the higher seed!

Please come out and support this fabulous group of girls, show our seniors how much we support them and thank them for their years of hard work and help cheer these Lady Caps on to a Conference Championship!!!!!

Gigi Ehlers
 #4 Tiana Butler

#13 Genna Simpkins
#3 Lauren Brustofksi
"Purple Pickles!"

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Soccer: Photos From Win Over Millbrook

A photographer for was at the game against Millbrook last night. Click here to see the photos.

Girl's Tennis Close out Regular Season Undefeated

Broughton Girl's Tennis Team ended the regular season 18-0.  Wednesday the Caps shot down Millbrook High School 8-1.  Next week begins the state individual tournament at Millbrook Tennis Center.
Singles: Kane d. Taranto 6-1, 6-4, Summerford d. McCorquodale 6-2, 6-2, King d. Yamadi 6-1, 6-2, Overcash d. Jerome 6-0, 6-1, Cox d. Isdalh 6-0, 6-0, Austin d. Wrenn 6-4, 6-1.
Doubles: McCorquodale/Taranto d. Summerford/Overcash 8-4, Kane/Cox d. Yamadi/Jerome 8-1, Austin/Blackburn d. Sloan/Harold 8-1.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Soccer: Strong Start Seals Win Over Millbrook

An aggressive Broughton team overwhelmed Millbrook in the first half and then held on in the second half for a 3-0 road win Wednesday night that vaults the Caps into a tie for third in the Cap 8 conference race.
Matt Brickhouse

The Caps' Matt Brickhouse got the scoring started midway through the first half when he took a pass from Rosendo Sierra-Flores and slid the ball past the Millbrook keeper. Just two minutes later, Brickhouse scored again when he finished off a shot by Ike Drooz that the Millbrook keeper couldn't handle.

Broughton keeper Trey Morton kept Millbrook off the scoreboard when he made a save on a Millbrook shot from just inside the box with about nine minutes to go in the half.

The Caps' Daniel Wiggins helped put Broughton up 3-0 with just four minutes to go in the half when he stole the ball from a Millbrook defender and passed to Drooz, who put the ball in the back of the net.

Ike Drooz
Millbrook was the aggressor for much of the second half, forcing Broughton keeper Frankie Stallings to make several saves to preserve the shutout. Brickhouse just missed on a couple of chances to earn a hat trick, but Broughton held on for its sixth win in its last seven games.

Earlier, the junior varsity team lost 1-3. Sheenaymu "C" Gay scored for Broughton.

The Caps return home on Monday night for an important game against Sanderson. Come out and cheer the team on to a strong finish to the regular season. Go Caps!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Girl's Tennis Defeats #2 Panther Creek

Broughton Girl's Tennis Team defeated Panther Creek High School 5-4.  Tuesday's match was a battle of #1 versus #2.  The Caps fought the toughest opponent they have played all year.  Broughton was ahead 4-2 going into doubles.  The Caps lost doubles #1 and #2 with the third court down 6-3.  Freshmen, Ann Taylor Hinton and Hunter Cox proved to have nerves of steel and were able to fight back for an 8-6 victory and clenched the match for the Caps.  Wednesday the Caps play Millbrook to end the regular season schedule.  Next week the Caps head into post season play.  Thanks to all the Broughton fans who helped the Caps pull off an amazing victory!

Singles: Kane d. M. Smith 6-1, 6-4, S. Smith d. Summerford 6-0, 6-4, King d. Strickland 4-6, 6-4, 10-6, Overcash d. Laiche 3-6, 6-4, 10-6, Hinton d. Tingare 4-6, 6-4, 10-8, Kim d. Cox 6-3, 7-6.
Doubles: Smith/Strickland d. Kane/King 8-0, Smith/Labiche d. Summerford/Overcash 8-3, Hinton/Cox d. Kim/Tingare 8-6.