Shots were hard to come by for both teams Thursday night as the Lady Caps lost 0-1 to D.H. Conley of Greenville.
Broughton controlled possession for much of the first half, but only managed to generate a couple of scoring opportunities. Conley came on strong late in the half, sending one shot high and then forcing Broughton keeper Eliza Taylor to make a scrambling save in the 33rd minute.
The score at the half was 0-0.
Conley was the aggressor to start the second half, generating a handful of scoring chances within the first five minutes. Sophomore defender Lucy Krueger made a slide tackle to stop a Conley breakaway in the 43rd minute and Taylor made another save on a Conley shot in the 44th minute. But, in the 52nd minute, Conley managed to get on the scoreboard to take an 0-1 lead.
Despite Conley packing it in on defense, Broughton managed to generate a handful of scoring chances in the last 25 minutes of the game. But the Caps were unable to convert, with a couple of shots going just wide of the frame.
Krueger broke up another Conley breakaway with another slide tackle in the 62nd minute -- part of a gutsy effort throughout the game by a back line that included junior Savannah Jones and seniors Lily Highsmith and Julia Stevens.
Broughton was unable to get on the scoreboard, though, and suffered its first loss of the young season.
Earlier, the Broughton junior varsity ran its record to 2-0 with a 6-0 shutout of Conley. Sophomore Anne Lassiter Barnes led the way with a hat trick, while Maria Scharfe, Maggie Gall and Grace Hopkins also scored for the Caps.