The Lady Caps soccer team suffered a tough loss Thursday night when the Grimsley Whirlies scored twice in the last five minutes of the game to take a 2-4 victory back to Greensboro.
Broughton got off to a strong start, getting on the scoreboard first when freshman Ava Neijna finshed off a pass from senior Emma Willard with a shot into the upper 90 that was beyond the reach of the Grimsley keeper.
But Grimsley fought back, sending a couple of shots just over the Broughton goal before sliding one into the right side of the net in the 18th minute to tie the score at 1-1.
The Lady Caps dominated possession for much of the rest of the half, and broke the tie just before halftime when sophomore Meredith Brown buried a shot from the edge of the box for her second goal of the season. Willard notched her second assist of the night on Brown's goal.
Unfortunately, the Broughton lead didn't hold up long once the second half got underway, as Grimsley evened things up with a goal in the 44th minute.
The two teams traded possession for much of the rest of the half, but it was Grimsley that was finally able to break the logjam. They scored the tie-breaking goal in the 75th minute and then added a fourth goal off a free kick with two seconds remaining in the game.
Earlier, the Broughton junior varsity team continued its winning ways with a 2-1 victory over Grimsley. And, yet again, they were led by sophomore Anne Lassiter Barnes, who scored both of the goals for the Lady Caps.
The varsity squad has a quick turnaround for its next game, squaring off Friday night against New Bern in the Brittany Classic in Wilson. Good luck, Caps!