blank'/> Broughton Sports Update: Soccer: Late Score Nets Win for Caps in OT

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.

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