CAPS SEND MESSAGE TO CAP 8 - WE'RE BACK!
The Broughton Caps women's soccer team, ranked 15th in this week's Eurosport rankings, took the pitch Wednesday night against conference rival Leesville Road Pride, ranked 7th, and sent a message to the rest of the Cap 8 early in the campaign - we're back! The Caps got the result 2-0 and now sit at 3-0 overall and 2-0 in conference play. On top of that, the Caps defense is in top form as senior goal keeper and future Furman Paladin, Allie Cutler, has 3 clean sheets. Broughton's side dominated possession from the kick-off moving the ball consistently through its attacking third, but unable to score. The Caps best chance looked to be a goal line shot saved by Leesville's goal keeper Shannon Hardy in the 32nd minute. However, in the waning seconds of the first period junior Emma Willard added to her account. Freshman Meredith Brown fired a shot from 25 yards out that deflected off the frame Willard was there to fire the deflection into the back of the net! The Caps continued its reign over possession in the second period. The Pride almost equalized in the 41st minute, but Cutler made a point blank save. The sides battled on and in the 50th minute junior Sarah Grace Lasso opened her account when she gathered a pass from junior Lily Schneider, made a touch to her left, drew the keeper over and fired a low shot to the far post to put the Caps up 2-0! Schneider was credited with the assist. The Caps held on the remaining 30 minutes battling a very good and aggressive Leesville team. The Caps return to action Friday night at 7:30 p.m. in a non-conference contest against New Bern High School in The Brittany Classic in Wilson.