blank'/> Broughton Sports Update: Soccer: Caps win shutout, 4-0, over Millbrook

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Soccer: Caps win shutout, 4-0, over Millbrook

Broughton recorded its third consecutive shutout as it defeated Millbrook 4-0 Wednesday night to remain undefeated and at the top of the Cap-8 Conference standings.

The game was a back-and-forth affair for much of the first half, but the Caps exploded for three goals in the final eight minutes of the half to take control of the contest. Senior Brandon Gettinger scored two of the goals and narrowly missed a chance for a hat trick when he had a third scoring opportunity.

The scorers: Jesse Dean, Brandon Gettinger, Matt Brickhouse
The first goal came after junior defender Hyu A lofted a long ball down the field to senior Chris Vlahoplus, who flicked the ball forward with his head to Gettinger running down the right side. The shot scooted past the keeper's right side and into the net.

The second goal came about four minutes later, when Gettinger raced the Millbrook keeper to a pass from junior Abdulle Ibrahim. Gettinger slid and managed to get a foot on the ball just before the keeper got to it, pushing the ball into the goal to give the Caps a 2-0 lead.

With less than a minute remaining in the half, junior Jesse Dean finished off a pass from junior Ike Drooz to make the score 3-0 at the half.

Ike Drooz
The Caps kept the scoring going as the second half began, with senior Matt Brickhouse finishing off a rebound after the Millbrook keeper couldn't hold on to a shot by Drooz less than two minutes into the half. It was the second assist of the night for Drooz.

Coach Nick Wheeler was able to clear his bench in the second half as Broughton held off a series of attacks by Millbrook. The visiting Wildcats finally managed to get a ball in the net with about four minutes remaining in the game, but the goal was voided by an offsides call.

Keepers Trey Morton, Frankie Stallings and Benjamin McCord combined to earn the shutout. Hyu A, playing the entire game at center back, made several  late defensive stops to help keep Millbrook off the scoreboard.

Earlier, Broughton's junior varsity team scored a 1-0 victory over Millbrook.

The Caps have a quick turnaround before their next game, traveling to Enloe for another conference game on Thursday night.

Keepers (left to right): Benjamin McCord, Frankie Stallings, Trey Morton

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