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Friday, May 13, 2016

Heartbreaking Loss for Girls' Lacrosse

Friday night was heartbreaking for the girls' lacrosse team and brought an end to their season.

Broughton hosted rival Wakefield in the State Quarterfinals, and fell 8-7 in a controversial contest. The Caps started out with two goals by senior Hattie Warner.  Wakefield responded with a goal, at which point senior Farrell Guest scored two, and Warner scored another, to take a 5-2 lead. Wakefield scored a second goal. Then Warner and Guest each scored again for a 7-2 lead.

At this point, each team received a pair of yellow cards. Also, at this point, a number of our guests grew over zealous and were removed from the stadium for improper decorum.

After a lengthy break for these fans' dismissal Wakefield reeled off six goals, to take an 8-7 lead.

With seconds left in the first half, Carol Seigler apparently scored, only to have the goal recalled by an inadvertent whistle.

And that was the difference in the game.

Moments into halftime, lightning struck and the game was never resumed. According to NCHSAA the 8-7 halftime score stands, and the Caps' season is over.

This team won the Cap 8 title for girls' lacrosse, and enjoyed outstanding play from offense and defense all season long.

Special thanks to Coach Jen Yoder and her staff for a great season.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Lady Caps play Wakefield at home Thursday(not Friday) at 7:00!!!

Come out and cheer on the Lady Caps Thursday in the State Quarterfinals against Wakefield!!  7:00 at home!

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Caps Advance to Quarterfinals in State Playoffs

     The Broughton girls’ lacrosse team defeated the Chapel Hill Tigers 16-12 Tuesday night to advance to the state quarterfinals.

     Senior Hattie Warner led the Caps with seven goals, in a tightly contested game, which featured four lead changes. “Harder teams raise the level of play,” Hattie commented after the game. “There was a higher intensity level tonight. As a senior, I want to play as hard as I can.”

     The Tigers opened an early 3-0 lead, only to be tied 5-5 with Farrell Guest’s second goal at 6:52 in the first half.  The Caps held a narrow 7-6 lead at half, and finally began to distance themselves from the Tigers with a 15-10 lead with five minutes left in the game.

    Rounding out the scoring for the Caps were Farrell Guest (2), EJ Fuller (2), Carol Seigler (2), Leaha Renee Burgess (1), Marcy Waters (1), and Margaret Anne Warner (1).  Marcy Waters, a standout all year on defense, took the ball the length of the field at 18:19 in the second half to give the Caps a lead they never relinquished.

     Broughton continues play in the quarterfinals of state playoffs this Friday night at home against conference rival Wakefield, with whom the Caps split their two games this year.

Margaret Anne and Hattie Warner

Caps Men's Golf Finishes Season Strong with 3rd Place Finish in State Tournament

The Caps Men's Golf team capped off a great season by finishing 3rd in the State Tournament solidifying it's spot as one of the top programs in the State.  The team had a strong day two performance to beat out Green Hope and Hough for the third spot. 

It was a truly a  team effort with all five players contributing at least one score in the two day event and each player finishing in the top half  of the field.  All Caps players and several former players came to support their team as well on day two of the event which served as a great motivator for the team

Two day totals at Pinehurst # 8 playing from 6,800 yards were as follows:

  • Jimbo Stanley Junior          152
  • Patrick Carlin Sophomore  152 (second day score of 1 under 71)
  • Biggs Hawley  Freshman   152
  • Britt Stroud Freshman        155
  • Hardy Hogan  Senior          156

This  team was young and lacked experience after graduating four Division I Golf prospects. Rather than use this as an excuse Coach Marlowe and Smith challenged the young team from day one to get better and the team responded achieving the following season accolades:

  • Cap 8 Conference Champions
  • Mideast State Regional Runner Up
  • NC State High School 4 Championship-3rd Place

The players will all start their busy summer tournament schedules as they strive to get better and continue the great Broughton Golf Tradition.

Monday, May 9, 2016

Lady Caps Finish Strong

The makeup game against Wakefield, the only team to defeat the (former) Cap-8 leader Leesville (they've since been unseated by Cardinal Gibbons) was held Saturday at 2 pm. The Wolverines struck early with a header completion off a corner kick. But keeper Eliza Taylor, along with the back line, kept any serious threat away for the rest of regulation.

A goal by any other name was ruled no good by a linesman, but that didn't stop Emma Willard from another goal that the refs counted, off a textbook pass by Daisy King. Regulation ended at 1-1. In overtime, the Caps dominated. Willard lobbed another one in to put the Caps ahead 2-1. Taylor saved a couple to preserve the lead, and the hard-working Lady Caps ended their season with the dub.

Thanks to Coaches Parker and Hernandez, Coach Mastin, all of the team helpers, trainers, and assistants, and our great fans.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Girls’ Lacrosse Team Advances

The Broughton girls’ lacrosse team advanced to the third round of state playoffs with a 20-5 home win Saturday afternoon against Greenville J. H. Rose.
In the first round, the Rose Rampants had defeated Leesville by a goal, and Broughton had drawn a bye.

In Saturday’s second round game, Coach Yoder’s Caps took a commanding lead early and were never seriously challenged.  Broughton scored the first 8 goals of the game, held an 11-2 halftime lead, and added to their lead through the second half.

The Caps starting defense, Reed Proctor, Anneka Pace, Greer Eckard, Marcy Waters and goalie Carson Harvey were too strong for the Rampants’ deliberate, patient offense.  

Broughton’s offense continued what has become their great strength this year:  a fast paced attack with multiple weapons, with an ability to score from any quarter.  Farrell Guest led the Caps with five goals.  Also contributing were Hattie Warner (4), Carol Seigler (4), Margaret Anne Warner (3), EJ Fuller (2) and Leaha Renee Burgess (2).

The Caps continue play Tuesday May 10 at home against non-conference rival Chapel Hill.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

All the senior ladies...

In many ways, it was a glorious night for the Lady Caps soccer team. The sun was shining, 11 seniors were recognized for their contributions to the Broughton soccer program, and the shots kept flying toward the Heritage goal.

But in a scenario that has become all too familiar this season, none of Broughton's shots managed to find their way into the goal. And as a result, a Heritage goal midway through the first overtime period was enough to give the Huskies a 0-1 win Wednesday over the Lady Caps on Senior Night.

With 10 of the seniors starting (and injured senior Carly Black working as the public address announcer), the Lady Caps dominated play in the first half. Broughton got off multiple shots in the half, hitting the crossbar twice, sending a handful of shots just wide and forcing the Heritage keeper to scramble to keep a couple of shots out of the net.

Meanwhile, Broughton's defense continued the strong play it has demonstrated for most of the season. Heritage had only a handful of scoring opportunities, with some of their better chances snuffed out by good plays by seniors Sarah Grace Lasso, Julia Stevens, Kelly Ann Evans, Lily Highsmith and Eliza Taylor.

The second half was more of a back-and-forth affair, with Broughton controlling the play early in the period before finding themselves on their heels later in the half. The Lady Caps still had more scoring opportunities than the Huskies, but continued to struggle to finish their chances.

After Heritage scored in the first overtime period, Broughton continued to feverishly attack the Huskies' goal. But the final score was 0-1, likely ending any long-shot hopes for a spot in the state playoffs.

Earlier, the Broughton junior varsity lost 1-3 to Heritage. It was the final game in a strong season for the JV, which finished with 11 wins against two ties and three losses. Go Caps!

The varsity team has two games left on its schedule - road trips to Wakefield on Thursday and Enloe on Friday.

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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Broughton Men's Lacrosse Finishes Regular Season Undefeated

Broughton Seniors with the coaching staff.   Coach John Hawthorne, Head Coach Mike Raskevitz, Ryan Burke, Joseph Winstead, Chris Haugh, Butler Bennett, Mitch Snyder, Austin Bell, Josh Morris, Jack Moody, Tegan Gross, Ryan Weiss, Coach Andy Gillis, and Coach Justin Smith.  (click photo to enlarge)
The 2016 Broughton Men’s Lacrosse team, led by first year coach Michael Raskevitz, finished their regular season on Friday night at home against Enloe. The team finished on top in the Cap 8 conference with what is thought to be the first undefeated regular season in school history with a perfect 17-0 record. The season included two wins over conference rival Leesville Road and non-conference wins against East Chapel Hill and Green Hope. The team finished ranked #5 in the state by The win against Green Hope featured a back and forth game with the Caps coming back from three goals down. The game was broadcast on Time Warner Cable’s sports channel. The win against Leesville Road on April 25th was a barn burner. The Broughton boys were down 10-6 in the fourth quarter and finished the game with six straight goals to pull out a 12-10 victory.

The team was led by a multitude of players at every position. The attack position was anchored by senior Mitch Snyder, freshman Van Parker and sophomore Nick Cattano. Senior captain and faceoff specialist Austin Bell led the midfielders along with fellow seniors Jack Moody and Butler Bennett, and juniors William Rice, David Liggett, Wells Barefoot, and faceoff man Sam Stein. Freshmen Ben and Jack Lee contributed from the defensive midfield position. The stingy defense was manned by senior captain Joseph Winstead and sophomore goalie Parrish Hinton, along with sophomore defensemen Edward Huffstetler and Lane Tourtellot. Sophomore Davis Willard had a stellar season at long stick midfield.

Broughton finished second in the area in scoring per game and sixth in goals allowed per game. Mitch Snyder, Van Parker, William Rice, Austin Bell and Nick Cattano all finished as top scorers for the area.

After receiving a first round bye, the team will play Holly Springs High School at Broughton this Friday in the second round of the playoffs.  Come out and support the Caps!

Monday, May 2, 2016

Caps Golf Gets Job Done at Regionals to Make State Tournament

The Caps delivered today at the pressure packed 4A Mideast Regional. Playing against 11 other teams for a spot in the State Tournament, the Caps had to finish in the top three or the season was over. The team responded in a big way shooting a total of 299 which is the team's best 18 hole combined score of the season to finish second to Green Hope.

The top four scorers for the Caps included:

  • Biggs Hawley   Freshman   72
  • Jimbo Stanley   Junior         74
  • Patrick Carlin   Sophomore 76
  • Britt Stroud      Freshman    77

The Cap 8 Conference Champions will head to Pinehurst # 8 for the State Tournament next Monday and Tuesday.