On a rainy Tuesday night, in a match the Caps had to win, a dominant Broughton team was unable to accomplish its goal, and ultimately tied the home Enloe Eagles 2-2. The narrow confines of the Enloe pitch combined with the rain made for a sloppy and chippy match with lots of fouls.
Broughton scored first, when Elvis Wiredu took advantage of an Enloe mistake and calmly slotted the ball past the keeper in the 4th minute. The Caps were clearly the superior team, but Enloe tied it up in the 16th minute off of an own goal -- a Caps' defender headed the ball in his own net off of a well-struck corner. Interestingly, the Caps gave up an own goal to the Eagles in their first match.
The Caps reclaimed the lead just three minutes later when Gray Gwaltney blasted a shot into the upper 90 from over 25 yards away.
It was Senior Night at Enloe, and the halftime must have inspired the Eagles, as they came out aggressively and scored on a rocket to the far post one minute into the second half.
Neither team was able to score in the remainder of the half and two ten minute overtimes. For the match, Broughton outshot Enloe 31-8, but, of course, the game is not won or loss on shots.
With the tie, the Caps fall to 8-3-2 in the Cap 8, in second place behind Leesville Road. Leesville secured the Cap 8 title with a 2-1 win over Millbrook.
Come out to Broughton on Thursday evening at 6:30 pm, when the Caps take on Heritage High on Senior Night. The Caps will be seeking to offset an earlier loss to the Huskies and secure second place in the conference before the state playoffs begin.