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.