The Broughton Caps women's soccer team improved its 2015 record to 5-0 (3-0 Cap 8) Monday night with a 4-1 result at Millbrook High School. The Caps entered the contest ranked #9 in the latest Eurosport 4-A rankings behind a strong 4 win start which included 3 clean sheets. It was evident that Broughton's side was coming off a Spring Break from training, as the Caps' first half left a lot to be desired. It was a beautiful evening for football at Millbrook with the rain having cleared and the temperatures mild. The Wildcats came out attacking and in the 5th minute senior goalkeeper Allie Cutler had to deflect a shot fired across the goal mouth. The Caps kept working though and in the 12th minute sophomore Savannah Jones buried a shot from just beyond the 18 yard box to put Broughton on top. Freshman Lucy Krueger was credited with an assist. The half would not be settled however, as 14 minutes later junior defender Daisy King was called for a foul on what appeared to be a 50/50 ball just inside the 18 and Millbrook was awarded a penalty kick, which it converted to knot the score going into halftime.
Coach Mastin made adjustments at the half and the Caps came out a totally different side. In the 55th minute it appeared that junior Lily Schneider was fouled inside the 18, but no penalty was awarded and in fact, Millbrook was awarded the ball. Six minutes later junior Julia Stevens shook off her Spring Break cobwebs and fired a shot past the Wildcats goal keeper to open her account for the campaign to put the Caps up 2-1. Not to be outdone, 5 minutes later leading scorer junior Emma Willard was played a ball by Schneider, took a touch, pulled the 'Cats keeper out and chipped it into the back of the net for a 3-1 lead. The Caps did not let up and in the 69th minute Stevens received a ball from freshman Taylor Sutter and put it in the ole onion bag for her second goal on the night.
Broughton returns to the pitch Wednesday night when it welcomes Cap 8 rival Sanderson High School (2-3/1-1 Cap 8) to 723 St. Mary's Street. Kick-off against the Spartans for JV will be at 4:30 and 6:30 for varsity.
Millbrook game pictures from N&O