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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Soccer: Caps score big in first-round victory

Broughton got goals from five different players to rack up a decisive 5-0 win over Enloe Wednesday night in the first round of the state playoffs. The Caps will face another Cap 8 team - Heritage - in the second round.

Playing in a driving rain throughout most of the first half, the Caps got on the scoreboard early when sophomore Abdulle Ibrahim finished off a pass from junior Ibrahim Mohamud to make the score 1-0 in the game's first minute.

Broughton dominated throughout the half, earning several corner kicks as they kept the ball at Enloe's end. They finally broke through with another goal when Mohamud scored from a difficult angle along the end line, with the ball deflecting off an Enloe defender. Senior Matt Brickhouse assisted on the goal to make the score 2-0.

Keepers Trey Morton, Frankie Stallings and Benjamin McCord
combined for the shutout
Senior keeper Frankie Stallings kept Enloe off the scoreboard a couple of minutes later when he saved a shot off a breakaway by the visitors.

Then, with less than two minutes remaining in the half, junior C Badweh forced a turnover by an Enloe defender and crossed the ball to Brickhouse, who headed it into the goal to make the score 3-0 at halftime.

Senior Chris Vlahoplus added to Broughton's tally about 10 minutes into the second half when he took advantage of an Enloe turnover to fire a shot into the goal from outside the box to make the score 4-0.

Broughton nearly scored again about seven minutes later when junior Bryant O'Neal struck the cross bar with a rocket of a shot off a free kick.

Junior keeper Benjamin McCord helped save the shutout for Broughton when he deflected a carom off an Enloe free kick with less than four minutes remaining in the game. Junior Jacob McCaslin scored the game's final goal, to make the score 5-0, when he finished off a ball in the scrum from a corner kick with less than two minutes to go. Junior Nick Mizero assisted on the goal.

As the #3 seed in the eastern half of the draw, Broughton will be home again for the second-round game against Heritage. Coach Nick Wheeler said after the game that the next game could be scheduled for Friday or Saturday.

The scorers (left to right): Jacob McCaslin, Matt Brickhouse, Abdulle Ibrahim, Chris Vlahoplus, Ibrahim Mohamud

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