blank'/> Broughton Sports Update: Soccer: Caps settle for 2-2 tie with Sanderson

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Soccer: Caps settle for 2-2 tie with Sanderson

Broughton and Sanderson played to a 2-2 draw Wednesday night in a tense overtime game that included a few yellow cards and several fouls on both teams.

Elvis Wiredu
The Caps got on the scoreboard first in the home contest, when junior Elvis Wiredu headed in a long throw-in by senior Matt Brickhouse about seven minutes into the game. Junior Hyu A kept Sanderson off the scoreboard when he made a defensive stop on a breakaway with about 15 minutes remaining in the first  half.

The score at halftime was 1-0 in favor of the Caps.

Broughton struck again about 10 minutes into the second half when Wiredu buried a deflected cross from senior Brandon Gettinger into the back of the net.

Sanderson came roaring back, with junior defender Grant Tyler forced to make saves on back-to-back corner kicks by the Spartans about 13 minutes into the second half. Sanderson finally managed to get a ball in the net less than a minute later to make the score 2-1.

The Spartans scored again about five minutes later to tie the score at 2-2.

Grant Tyler
Broughton had several scoring chances late in regulation play and then in overtime, but was unable to break the tie.

Sanderson's keeper blocked a couple of shots in the latter part of the game and a few more in both of the 10-minute overtime periods. A long shot by Tyler midway through the second overtime period was just high. With about a minute remaining, the Sanderson keeper made a save on Broughton's final chance, preserving the 2-2 tie.

Earlier, the junior varsity team played Sanderson to a 0-0 tie after the Spartans' keeper made several saves in the last 10 minutes of the game to keep Broughton off the scoreboard.

The Caps take to the road next week, with conference games at Wakefield (Monday), Enloe (Wednesday) and Wake Forest (Thursday).

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