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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)

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