Men's Soccer Splits Opening Matches
The Broughton men's soccer team opened its 2015 season by splitting a pair of matches, winning at home 7-1 over Garner and losing 2-0 in a rain-shortened game at Panther Creek. Broughton, the 2014 State runner-up, lost three all-state and one all-region players to graduation and are looking to have a number of returning players and a handful of new faces step up to fill the void.
On Monday, August 17, Senior co-captain Elvis Wiredu notched a hat trick against the overmatched Garner squad, who were outshot 23-10, with 17 of the Broughton shots on frame. Also scoring were junior Graham Gunter, seniors Ibrahim Mohamud and C. Badweh, and finally, freshman Lucas Beason.
Broughton's dominance allowed Coach Nick Wheeler to work in a number of reserves, giving them needed experience against an athletic squad.
Sophomore keeper Clay Oxford started in goal for the Caps, and junior Jack Nickens took over in the second half, with the only blemish coming from a Garner header off of a free kick.
The Caps traveled to Panther Creek last night, falling behind 2-0 before rain and lightning caused an early end to the match.
Broughton returns to the pitch tonight at Holly Springs at 4:30.