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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Soccer: Caps score big win on Alumni Night

Broughton got off to a sluggish start Wednesday night, but ultimately put on a show of offensive firepower to earn a 5-0 win over visiting Wake Forest as the Caps celebrated Alumni Night.

Several former Broughton players were on hand to watch as three Caps players scored their first goals of the season, bringing to 14 the number of players who have scored for Broughton this season. Keepers Trey Morton, Frankie Stallings and Benjamin McCord combined for the Caps second shutout of the year.

Keepers (left to right): Morton, Stallings, McCord
The game started slowly, with both teams trading possession for much of the first 20 minutes. But after junior Hyu A and senior David Ridgeway teamed up to make a good defensive stop inside the box about midway through the first half, Broughton unleashed an onslaught of shots over the next 10 minutes.

The Caps finally got on the scoreboard with about five minutes to go in the half when senior David Winter lofted a ball into the box that bounced off the crossbar and post before senior Matt Brickhouse headed it in for the game's first goal.

The score was 1-0 at halftime, when several former Broughton players were honored by members of this year's team. Among those returning for the game was Jeremy Shelley, a 2009 Broughton graduate who went on to win three national championships as a kicker for the University of Alabama.

Broughton struggled at the beginning of the second half with several offsides calls. But senior Brandon Gettinger finished off a pass from senior Chris Vlahoplus about 15 minutes into the half to make the score 2-0.

Wake Forest threatened to score a few minutes later when the ball bounced around in front of the Broughton net following a free kick from outside the box. But junior Jesse Dean made a save along the goal line and cleared the ball out of harm's way.

Scorers (left to right): Dean, Brickhouse, Gettinger, Winter, Wall
About seven minutes later, the Caps took a 3-0 lead when Winter scored his first goal of the season by burying the rebound of a shot that the Wake Forest keeper fumbled.

With less than nine minutes to go in the game, junior Liam Wall scored  his first goal of the season to give the Caps a 4-0 lead. Vlahoplus earned his second assist of the night on the goal.

Finally, Dean headed in a cross by Winter to score his first goal of the season with about two minutes remaining in the game to give the Caps a 5-0 lead. It was Winter's second assist of the night to go with his one goal.

Earlier, Broughton's junior varsity team scored a decisive 4-0 win over Wake Forest. Chris Canderos , Rees Massarelli, Yassir Moumen and Sam Stein all scored for the Caps, with assists from Jack Ashby, Kebe Martinez and Moumen. Keepers Clay Oxford and Jack Nickens combined for the shutout.

The undefeated and league-leading Caps hit the road Monday for a key conference match-up against Leesville, which is second place in the Cap 8 standings. Encourage your friends and family to show up to support the Caps as they look to continue their winning streak. Go Caps!

Current and former Caps soccer players (Click on photo to enlarge)

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