Wakefield scored with seven seconds left in the game Wednesday night to hand the Broughton girls’ lacrosse team their first defeat of the season. The tightly contested game featured five lead changes, four ties, eight yellow cards and two ejections.
Wakefield opened the scoring, but Broughton quickly responded, and took a 5-3 lead into halftime. A Farrell Guest goal at 21:48 gave the Caps a 6-4 lead, after which Wakefield scored four consecutive goals to take an 8-6 lead with 3:15 left in the game. The Caps then scored twice to tie the game at 1:31 on a goal by Margaret Ann Warner. With only seven seconds left, Wakefield scored for the narrow 9-8 home win.
The Caps were led by Farrell Guest and Margaret Ann Warner with three goals each, and Hattie Warner and Carol Seigler with one each.
Coach Jennifer Yoder’s Caps, now 3-1, are a clearly improved team, as attested by their play in this game with Wakefield. Broughton’s defense played strong for most of the second half with a man down, and the offense is consistent and balanced this year.
The Caps play at Heritage next Tuesday, their third consecutive road game.