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Saturday, April 30, 2016

Caps Win Cap-8 Conference Title

     The Broughton girls’ lacrosse team defeated Enloe 19-4 Friday night to complete a perfect 6-0 conference record and clinch the Cap-8 Conference title.

     The Caps finished 11-2 overall and are ranked #6 in the state.  Their season included wins over #4 Wakefield and #9 Chapel Hill.  The team’s only two losses were by one goal in each game, first to Wakefield (in a non-conference game) and later to #5 Apex.

     Coach Jen Yoder’s team enjoyed a strong defense, and an improved and balanced offense, this year.

     On Friday night at Enloe, the Caps were led by Farrell Guest who scored five goals.  Also scoring for Broughton were Carol Seigler (3), Hattie Warner (2), Sydney Russell (2), EJ Fuller (2), Marcy Waters, Wooten Joyce, Margaret Anne Warner, Katie Childrey and Britt Warner.

     Broughton’s defense held Enloe to four goals, three of which came long after the game was decided.

    The Caps begin their quest for a state title with a home game on Wednesday May 4.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Broughton 17 Heritage 3

The Broughton Girls’ lacrosse team began a full week of play with a 17-3 win over Heritage at home on Senior night Wednesday.

Heritage controlled tempo early, with a patient, disciplined offense.  Broughton’s defense, led by goalie Carson Harvey was unyielding, and after 17 minutes of play the Caps held a 2-1 lead.  At that point, the Caps’ offense took over with a 10-1 run, giving them a 12-2 lead at half. 

The Caps continued to score early in the second half.

The Caps defense continued their strong play, allowing only one second half goal. Margaret Anne Warner and Farrell Guest contributed four goals each for the caps, and Hattie Warner had three. Also scoring were Sydney Russell, Leaha Renee Burgess, EJ Fuller, Branch Henderson and Carol Seigler.

The Caps play again tonight at 6 at home against Leesville, and Friday night at Enloe.

Seniors Farrell Guest, Britt Warner, Hattie Warner, and Branch Henderson are recognized tonight for Senior Night.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Lady Caps drop overtime game to Sanderson

The Lady Caps soccer team suffered a heart-breaking loss Tuesday night when Sanderson scored off a corner late in the 2nd overtime period to claim an 0-1 victory.

The Caps played tough defense throughout the game, with the back line of seniors Kelly Ann Evans, Julia Stevens and Lily Highsmith, junior Savannah Jones and sophomore Lucy Krueger making it tough for Sanderson to even get a shot off. Senior keeper Eliza Taylor made a save on a tricky lofted ball by Sanderson as the final seconds of regulation time were ticking off to send the game to overtime, and Jones headed out a dangerous Sanderson corner early in the second overtime period.

Broughton managed to create several scoring chances, particularly late in the game and in overtime. But none of the shots found the back of the net, either sailing just wide or at the Sanderson keeper.

Earlier, sophomore Anne Lassiter Barnes scored both goals to give the Broughton junior varsity a 2-0 win over Sanderson.

Caps Golf Captures Cap 8 Conference Title and Five Players Earn All Conference Honors

The Caps Men's Golf Team finished the regular season strong winning the final Cap 8 Conference Tournament at Old Liberty Golf Course in Youngsville. 

The Caps were in second place in the conference mid way through the season but under the leadership of Coach Anderson Marlowe and Coach Steve Smith the young team continued to improve.  The end result was three straight Cap 8 victories to clinch the title.

The team was led by Junior Jimbo Stanley who posted a 36 followed by Sophomore Patrick Carlin with a 37, Freshman Biggs Hawley with a 38 and Freshman Britt Stroud with a 39.  Jimbo Stanley was also the co-medalist for the event with Doc Redman of Leesville.

In addition to the team championship the following players also earned All Conference Honors.  In order of their season scoring average the recipients were:

  • Jimbo Stanley
  • Patrick Carlin
  • Britt Stroud
  • Hardy Hogan
  • Biggs Hawley
The Caps return to action next Monday in the 4A Mideast Regionals at the Neuse. 

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Cap's Golf Takes Sole Possession of First Place in Cap 8 Conference

The Caps Men's Golf team took over sole possession of first place in the Cap 8 today with a big win at Wildwood Green.  Leesville and the Caps have been battling for the conference lead all year and this five shot victory was a major step for the Caps to secure the conference title.

The Caps were led by Freshman Britt Stroud with a solid 36 followed by matching 38's from Junior Jimbo Stanley and Sophomore Patrick Carlin.  Rounding out the fourth score for BHS was a matching round by Senior Hardy Hogan and Sophomore Connor Jones. 

The Caps return to action next Tuesday at Old Liberty in the final conference match of the year

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Lady Caps lose road game at Millbrook

The offensive struggles for the Lady Caps soccer team continued Wednesday night in a 0-3 loss at Millbrook.

Broughton managed to keep Millbrook off the scoreboard for much of the first half, finally surrendering the first goal on a penalty kick in the 27th minute. The Wildcats scored again, in the 35th minute, to take a 0-2 lead into the half.

The second half was more of the same, with senior keeper Eliza Taylor and the Broughton back line holding off repeated Millbrook attacks for much of the half until Millbrook broke through in the 62nd minute for a third and final goal. Broughton, meanwhile, sprayed the few shots it had wide of the goal.

Earlier, the Broughton junior varsity earned a 2-0 win on goals by Maggie Gall and Grace Hopkins.

BHS Golf has strong showing at Pinecrest Invitational

The Caps participated in the inaugural Pinecrest High School Invitational Event held on the challenging Pinehurst Number 8 Course. The 18 team field included many of the top public and private school teams in the state.

Playing on lighting fast greens the Caps finished 6th in the tightly contested event only six shots out of second place. Myers Park out of Charlotte was the overall champion.  The Caps had very balanced scoring for the event with the following four scores counting.

Jimbo Stanley  Junior         76
Biggs Hawley  Freshman   77
Britt Stroud      Freshman   77
Patrick Carlin  Sophomore 78

The team continues to improve with a numbers of players consistently posting lower scores. Next up for the Caps is an important Cap 8 Conference match at Wildwood.  The team is tied for the conference lead with Leesville and hopes to gain sole possession of first place.


Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Lady Caps suffer tough loss to Leesville

The Lady Caps soccer team suffered a 1-5 loss Tuesday night to an undefeated Leesville team that is at the top of the Cap 8 standings a little more than halfway through the season.

The Caps struggled to maintain possession throughout the first half as Leesville came at them in waves, scoring three goals in the game's first 20 minutes. Broughton managed to earn a couple of corner kicks, but were unable to convert their chances.

Broughton settled down late in the first half, and had a couple of shots that sailed just high or wide. Sophomore defender Lucy Krueger kept Leesville from scoring again with four minutes left in the half when she headed out a Leesville shot off of a corner that appeared to be heading into the goal.

Leesville kept the pressure on as the second half began, scoring a fourth goal just three minutes into the period. They scored again about 10 minutes later to take a 0-5 lead.

The Lady Caps managed to create a few more scoring chances, but hit the cross bar on one shot and sent another shot wide left. Broughton avoided the shutout when freshman Sara Hanna Fortier headed in a cross from freshman Ava Neijna to make the final score 1-5.

Earlier, Broughton's junior varsity lost 0-2 to Leesville.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Caps beat Sanderson 6-3 in Men's Tennis

The Broughton Men's Tennis team needed to avenge an earlier season 4-5 loss to the Spartans when it hosted Sanderson on Wednesday the 13th.  Coach Mann provided the team with some extra incentive in order to get maximum effort against the school's rival.  The Caps did not disappoint!  Blaise Waters held up strong at the #1 singles spot beating his opponent 6-2, 7-6(3) and Yates Kline took care of Hunter Moore 6-3, 6-0 at #2 singles.  At #3 singles, Makie Michaux lost a close third-set tiebreaker to his Spartan opponent 2-6, 5-7, 7-10 and Lucius Harvin fell 6-7, 2-6 to Greer Webb at the #4 spot.  Will Beasley finished just shy of his #5 singles opponent after splitting sets and losing a heartbreaking third set tiebreaker 6-10.  Louis Wooten turned the tables on his #6 seeded Sanderson opponent by crushing him in yet another third set tiebreaker 6-2, 3-6, 10-3.  That left the match all tied at 3-3 at the completion of the singles competition.

Just like the Caps did against Leesville Road the previous week, Broughton swept the Spartans in the doubles round.  Waters and Beasley won 9-8(4) at #1 doubles and Michaux and Harvin took care of things at #2 doubles 8-6.  The Spartans were no competition for Kline and Sammy Brock at the #3 doubles spot as they won 8-2 to make the final score Broughton 6, Sanderson 3.

Later in the week, Broughton lost a tough match at back-to-back defending State champion, Wakefield.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Broughton Defeats Sanderson 18-4

The Broughton Girls’ lacrosse team defeated the Sanderson Spartans at home Friday night 18-4. 

The game was never in doubt, as the Caps built an 8-1 lead in the first ten minutes of play and led by 12-2 at the half.

Coach Yoder’s Caps were led by Senior Farrell Guest (4 goals), Freshman Margaret Anne Warner (4 goals) and Senior Hattie Warner (3 goals). Also contributing for Broughton were Sydney Russell, EJ Fuller, Leaha Renee Burgess, Carol Seigler, Jenny McDonald and Reed Proctor, who played both defense and attack in the game.

Broughton resumes play Friday April 22 at Wake Forest.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Broughton earns second win this week over Wake Forest

Four different players scored for the Lady Caps soccer team as they posted a 4-1 victory over Wake Forest Thursday night to sweep the season series from the Cougars.

One night after clawing out a 1-0 win at home against Wake Forest, the Caps lit up the scoreboard when they traveled to northern Wake County on Thursday. Senior Emma Willard started the scoring early when she slotted a ball through two defenders and past the Cougar keeper in the 3rd minute.

Wake Forest responded with a goal of their own on a free kick from outside the box in the 9th minute to tie the score at 1-1.

But Broughton quickly regained the lead when senior Lily Schneider buried a corner from freshman Ava Neijna in the 10th minute. Then, in the 36th minute, sophomore Meredith Brown blasted a shot from outside the box after gathering a rebound of a shot by Schneider to put the Caps up 3-1 heading into the half.

The Caps continued to generate scoring chances as the second half got underway, including one instance in which a shot by Schneider (reminiscent of a similar situation on Wednesday night) fired a shot that appeared to hit the inside of the post. But less than two minutes later, senior Sarah Grace Lasso finished off a pass from Schneider to give the Caps a 4-1 lead.

Wake Forest tried to get back into the game and, during one two-minute stretch, earned multiple corner kicks that all came up empty. The final score was 4-1.

Earlier, the Broughton junior varsity earned a 4-0 victory over Wake Forest, with two goals by Anne Lassiter Barnes and goals by Emma Appleby and Lily Roth.

Lily Schneider, Emma Willard, Sarah Grace Lasso and Meredith Brown

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Lady Caps earn narrow win over Wake Forest

It took a while to do it, but the Lady Caps soccer team won one for its alumni Wednesday night, defeating Wake Forest 1-0 on a goal in the 76th minute.

Broughton celebrated Alumni Night on Wednesday, with former Caps players from as far back as the 1980s returning to see former teammates and check out the latest version of Lady Caps soccer.

Lucy Krueger, Lily Schneider and Eliza Taylor
What they saw was typical for this year's version of the Lady Caps - a team that controlled possession for much of the game while struggling to convert scoring opportunities. The tone for the game was set in the first minute, when a shot by senior Lily Schneider looked like it hit the inside of the post before bouncing out. But the referee ruled that it was not a goal, and the Caps' scoring difficulties continued.

The Lady Caps had multiple scoring chances throughout the game - far more than Wake Forest - but the Cougars' keeper made several saves to keep Broughton off the scoreboard. Sophomore defender Lucy Krueger shut down one of the Cougars best scoring chances with a well-timed slide tackle to thwart a Wake Forest breakaway in the 63rd minute.

Broughton kept the heat on Wake Forest's defense as the game clock kept ticking down, and finally got on the scoreboard in the 76th minute when Schneider finished off a corner from Krueger to the far post to give the Caps the 1-0 victory. Senior keeper Eliza Taylor, aided by a strong defensive effort by seniors Kelly Ann Evans, Julia Stevens and Lily Highsmith, junior Liza Cozart and Krueger, recorded her second shutout of the season.

Because of a weather postponement earlier in the season, the Caps must travel to Wake Forest on Thursday for a quick rematch with the Cougars.

Earlier, a hat trick by sophomore Anne Lassiter Barnes led the Broughton junior varsity team to a 3-0 win over Wake Forest.

Lady Caps, past and present, on Alumni Night (click on photo to enlarge)

BHS Golf Defeats Cardinal Gibbons

The Caps came away victorious today in a head to head match against the Crusaders from Cardinal Gibbons.  Playing at Raleigh Golf Association the Caps were led by Freshman Britt Stroud with an impressive even par 72.  Two shots back with strong rounds of 74 were Senior Walker Singleton and Freshman Biggs Hawley.  Also posting solid rounds for the Caps were Sophomore Connor Jones, Senior Sam Thompson and Freshman Wooten Wheeless.

The Caps return to action next Tuesday in the Pinecrest High School Invitational which will he held on Pinehurst  # 8. 

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Broughton Mens Tennis beats Leesville Road 6-3 featuring three third-set tiebreakers and a Caps doubles sweep

The Caps Men's Tennis team fought a tough battle at home last week and outlasted Leesville 6-3 in a Cap 8 matchup that featured some really tight matches.  At #1 singles, Blaise Waters won the first set 6-4 but had to go into a tiebreaker in the second set to finish off his opponent 7-6(5).  Yates Kline whipped his opponent in the second set (6-2) after losing the first (2-6) but ultimately fell in a third set tiebreaker at the #2 spot.  Makie Michaux, playing at #3 singles, won a close match that featured a second set tiebreak followed up by a third set tiebreaker which Makie won 10-7.  After all the other singles matches had been completed, Lucius Harvin gutted out another big win for the Caps at #4 singles when he came from behind after losing the first set (4-6) to outlast his Pride opponent 6-2 in the second set and then winning the match 10-7 in yet another third set tiebreaker.

That left the teams split 3-3 going into the doubles matches.  Waters teamed up with Will Beasley to take the #1 doubles match in a back and forth slugfest 9-7.  Michaux and Harvin also won a tight match at #2 doubles 9-7.  Kline and Sammy Brock finished out the doubles sweep with a 8-6 win at #3 doubles.

The Caps host Sanderson on Tuesday afternoon in another big Cap 8 matchup.
2016 Broughton Mens Tennis

Monday, April 11, 2016

Caps drop road game at Heritage

The Lady Caps soccer team suffered a 1-3 loss in a physical game at Heritage Monday night.

Broughton struggled early, playing into a stiff wind that made it difficult to clear that ball from the defensive end. The Huskies struck first, converting a penalty kick in the 14th minute to take an 0-1 lead.

The Lady Caps fought back, though, with senior Lily Schneider finishing off a corner kick by junior Liza Cozart in the 24th minute to tie the score at 1-1. But Heritage was able to score again, in the 33rd minute, to take 1-2 lead into the half.

The Huskies were on the attack immediately as the second half began, forcing senior keeper Eliza Taylor to make a nice save less than a minute after play resumed. It was one of two great saves by Taylor in the half, while senior defender Kelly Ann Evans broke up a Heritage breakaway in the 55th minute.

But Heritage was able to pad their lead to 1-3 in the 57th minute when it scored on a free kick from just outside the box.

Broughton had its share of scoring chances in the second half, including one breakaway that was snuffed out by the Heritage keeper, but was unable to get on the scoreboard a second time.

Earlier, the Broughton junior varsity lost its first game of the season, 0-3.

BHS Men's Golf Goes Under Par to Win Cap 8 Match

The Caps turned in their strongest performance of the season today with a team score of three under  par to best second place Leesville by six shots in the eight team event.  Leesville and BHS are now tied for the conference lead. 

The Caps were led by Sophomore Connor Jones who carded a sizzling three under par 33 followed by an equally impressive one under par 35 by Freshman Britt Stroud.  Rounding out the scoring for the Caps were Senior Hardy Holden with an even par 36 and Junior Jimbo Stanley with a one over 37.   Freshman Biggs Hawley also carded a very solid 39. 

The Caps return to action next Tuesday at the Pinecrest High School Invitational in Pinehurst. 

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Broughton Defeats Millbrook 18-4

The Broughton Girls’ lacrosse team overcame a slow start to defeat Millbrook 18-4 at home Friday night.

Senior Farrell Guest led the Caps with a season high seven goals.  Also scoring for the Caps were EJ Fuller, Hattie Warner, Lilie Moore, Margaret Anne Warner, and Carol Seigler.

The Caps defense continued their strong play, allowing only one second half goal.

Broughton resumes play Tuesday at Leesville. 

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Lady Caps earn first conference win

A game filled with missed scoring opportunities for the first 50 minutes turned into an explosion of goals in the second half as the Lady Caps soccer team defeated Enloe 4-0 Thursday night to earn their first conference victory of the season.

Broughton dominated possession throughout the first half (Enloe's first and only scoring opportunity of the first half came in the 31st minute), but were unable to get a ball on frame. The Lady Caps failed to convert on a handful of corner kicks or on a free kick from just outside the box.

After a 30-minute weather delay early in the second half, the Caps were on the attack again. But the scoring drought continued: During one four-minute span, Broughton hit the crossbar on one shot, hit one shot wide to the right, hit another shot wide to the left and failed to convert on back-to-back corner kicks.

The Caps continued to attack, though, and senior Emma Willard finally broke through with goals in the 52nd minute and 54th minute to give Broughton a 2-0 lead. Sophomore Meredith Brown got the assist on the first goal, while junior Liza Cozart got the assist on the second goal.

Having finally broken the ice, the Caps added a third goal in the 65th minute when Brown buried a rebound from a shot that hit the crossbar. The game's final goal came when freshman Sara Hanna Fortier finished off a pass from sophomore Abby Manring to make the score 4-0.

Senior keeper Eliza Taylor - aided by a strong defensive effort led by senior Kelly Ann Evans - earned her first clean sheet of the season.

Earlier, sophomore Anne Lassiter Barnes scored five goals to lead the junior varsity to an 8-1 victory over Enloe. Also scoring for the Caps were Maria Scharfe, Alexa Hamm and one of the Appleby twins (sorry, but we couldn't tell which one).

Goal scorers Sara Hannah Fortier, Emma Willard and Meredith Brown

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Broughton Girls’ Lacrosse Wins Big Over Wakefield

The Broughton Girls’ lacrosse team scored with 53 seconds left in the game to defeat last year’s conference champs Wakefield Tuesday night at home.
The Caps took a 6-5 lead into halftime, and scored five quick goals to open an 11-6 lead early in the second half.  At that point, Wakefield rallied to tie the game with 2:12 left. At 0:53 Farrell Guest fired a perfect pass to Carol Seigler who scored the game winning goal. 
The Caps defense, including Reed Proctor, Marcy Waters, Greer Eckard, Lily DiCaprio, Anneka Pace and goalie Carson Harvey, was outstanding against a very strong Wakefield team.
On offense the Caps were led by Hattie Warner and Carol Seigler with four goals each, followed by Farrell Guest with three and Sydney Russell, Leaha Renee Burgess and EJ Fuller with one each.
The Caps resume play Friday night at home at 6:30 p.m. against Millbrook. 

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Lady Caps fall short in match-up with Wakefield

It was a tale of two halves for the Lady Caps soccer team Tuesday night as they took on Wakefield in Broughton's first game under new coaches David Parker and Izzy Hernandez.

Unfortunately, the hole that the Caps dug in the first half was too much too overcome, even with some stellar play in the second half. Broughton dropped the conference match-up by a score of 1-3.

The two teams traded possession in the game's early minutes, with both teams creating scoring chances. Broughton's senior keeper Eliza Taylor made a couple of saves in the first 15 minutes, and the Caps just missed on a couple of scoring opportunities.

But Wakefield broke through with a goal midway through the first half and then tacked on two more goals before halftime as they took control of the game.

The Caps, missing a couple of regulars due to injury and illness, tweaked their line-up at halftime and looked like a different team in the second half. Broughton scored less than two minutes into the half when senior Lily Schneider finished off a beautiful cross from the right side by senior Sarah Grace Lasso.

Broughton dominated possession for much of the second half, but were unable to finish on several scoring opportunities. The ball bounced around in front of the Wakefield goal for what seemed like an eternity on back-to-back corner kicks by Broughton late in the second half, but the Caps couild not get the ball into the goal. The final score was 1-3.

Broughton Girls’ Lacrosse Team Lose a Tough One

The Broughton Girls’ lacrosse team lost a hard fought game by a goal, 11-10, at reigning state champion Apex Monday night.

Coach Jen Yoder’s Caps challenged Apex the entire game, never trailing by more than three goals, and had a chance to tie the game as time expired.  Hattie Warner had four goals for Broughton, Margaret Anne Warner and true freshman EJ Fuller had two apiece, and Farrell Guest and Carol Seigler contributed one each. Carson Harvey in goal continues to lead an improved defense.

This is the second time this season, including a narrow loss to Wakefield three weeks ago, that Broughton has lost by a goal to one of the state’s top teams.

The Caps resume play Wednesday night at home at 6:30 p.m. against conference rival Wakefield. 

Monday, April 4, 2016

Caps Mens Golf has Strong Finish in NC High School Invitational

The Caps had a strong 5th place finish in the NC High School Invitational played at Treyburn today. The field was composed of the top 15 teams in the state including private schools.  The Caps finished second out of the public schools teams and also beat St. David's and Leesville which were the two other Wake County teams participating in the event. 

Playing from the back tees on this extremely challenging 6,900 yard courses the Caps were led by Junior Jimbo Stanley and Sophomore Patrick Carlin.  Stanley posted a one over 73 to make the first team all tournament team while Carlin posted a three over 75 to make the second team all tournament team.  Rounding out the scoring for the Caps was Freshman Biggs Hawley followed by Sophomore Colby Mitchell. Also putting in a strong performance for the Caps was Freshman Smith Brewer.

  The Caps return to action tomorrow at Heritage in Cap 8 play.