blank'/> Broughton Sports Update: Lady Caps fall short in match-up with Wakefield

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.

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