Broughton (20-0) defeated Hoggard 25-15, 21-25, 25-9, 27-25 on Saturday to advance to Tuesday's NCHSAA 4A east region final. The Caps will host J.H. Rose who beat East Chapel Hill in their quarterfinal tilt tonight in Greenville.
(Chris Baird / WRAL Contributor).
Katja Ehlers pounded out a match-high 24 kills (.455) to lead a potent Caps offense. Tiana Butler collected 15 kills (.448) and 5 blocks and Kati Smith added 11 kills (.381), 32 assists and 11 digs. Adria Johnson had 7 kills, a match-high 4 aces and 4 blocks. Genna Simpkins scooped up 14 digs and Lauren Brustofski and Ehlers each posted 8 digs. The Caps outhit Hoggard .309 to .212. The Vikings (22-3) were paced by Alyssa Zupan with 15 kills (.393) and Elly Cosgrove with 10 kills (.231)
Broughton started fast by taking an 11-4 lead in the opening set and cruised to a 25-15 win. Hoggard claimed the second game by outscoring the Caps 4-1 after the two teams were knotted at 20-20. The Capitals won the third game 25-9 to take a 2-sets-to-1 lead but Hoggard jumped out to a 14-9 lead in the fourth stanza. Broughton then tied things up at 23-23 before eventually closing out the match 27-25.
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