blank'/> Broughton Sports Update: Lady Caps earn first conference win

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

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