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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Soccer: Caps finish off win over Enloe

The Caps women's soccer team overcame a sluggish start - or restart - on Thursday before launching a second-half assault to secure a 7-2 win against Enloe in a game that was interrupted last week by lightning.

The game, at Enloe, resumed in the 15th minute with Broughton leading 3-0. But Enloe wasted no time in getting on the scoreboard - notching a goal less than a minute into the restart. The score remained 3-1 at halftime, but Enloe struck again in the 43rd minute by converting a free kick from just outside the box to make the score 3-2.

Broughton's senior keeper, Allie Cutler, was forced to make a big save a couple of minutes later to keep Enloe from scoring a third goal to tie the game.

Then the tide turned, with the Caps connecting more of their passes and creating scoring opportunities for several of the players in purple jerseys. In the 48th minute, junior Emma Willard finished off a pass from junior Lily Schneider to put the Caps up 4-2. It was the completion of a hat trick for Willard, who had scored two goals before the game was interrupted last week. (Freshman Taylor Sutter scored the game's other goal last week.)

About six minutes later, junior Sarah Grace Lasso buried a cross from freshman Meredith Brown to put the Caps back up by three goals.

But the Caps weren't done with their offensive attack. After sophomore Savannah Jones drew a foul in the box in the 64th minute, Brown converted on the penalty kick to give Broughton a 6-2 lead. Schneider followed up two minutes later with a bullet of a shot from outside the box, with Willard getting the assist. Cutler held off one last Enloe attack, on a dangerous free kick from outside the box, to seal the 7-2 victory for Broughton.

The win - which saw everyone on the Broughton bench get playing time - runs the Caps' record to 7-1 in conference play (9-1 overall) as they finish the first run through their Cap 8 opponents. The Caps travel to Leesville and host Millbrook in conference games next week.

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