blank'/> Broughton Sports Update: THIRD TIMES A CHARM!

Thursday, May 14, 2015


The Broughton women's soccer team began its quest for a 4-A state championship Wednesday night by getting a monkey off its back, or should I say, Wolverine.  #25 seed Wakefield, the only team to defeat the Caps this season, twice, came to 723 St. Mary's Street for the first round of the play-offs against the #8 seed Caps.  The atmosphere was electric as Broughton took the pitch for what will go down as one of the most exciting games this season!  The Caps exerted relentless pressure from the attacking third, through the midfield, into the defensive third.  Broughton dominated possession in the first 40 minutes, but could not put the ball into the net, despite working very hard to do so and having several opportunities.  There would be no letting the foot off the pedal in the second half as the Caps came out with the same intensity.  The game became physical at times, with a yellow card being shown to a Wolverine player for pulling junior Lily Highsmith down by her long red locks.  Broughton persisted, and in the 71st minute hit pay-dirt when junior Emma Willard found the ole' onion bag (yes, I had to say it) to put the Caps ahead 1-0.  With the minutes waning, Wakefield cranked up the pressure and physical play, but the Caps responded and walked away with the victory! Broughton welcomes Emsley A. Laney High School from Wilmington, the alma mater of Michael Jordan, to campus for the second round game.  The game will be played 7:30pm, Friday night. Sanderson and Leesville Road also advanced over New Hanover and Durham Jordan, while Millbrook fell to East Chapel Hill.

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