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Friday, September 30, 2016

Volleyball Downs Enloe

Broughton (13-1, 8-1) defeated Enloe 25-7, 25-7, 25-11 on Thursday night in Cap-8 play. The Capitals jumped to a 9-0 lead to begin the opening frame behind the strong serving of Claire Sawyer.  A kill from Jade Demps capped off the set.  The next two games featured similarly fast starts for Broughton.  A Kalee Vanderhorst kill ended the second stanza and a block from Jasmin Bradshaw and Nan Parrish closed out the match.

Kalee Vanderhorst paced Broughton with 14 kills (.632), 4 aces, 2 blocks and 4 digs.  Jade Demps tallied 12 kills (.786) and 2 aces and Nan Parrish pounded out 10 kills (.769).  Claire Sawyer tallied 18 assists, Holli Smith added 6 assists and Sarah Brooks dished out 4 assists.  Amber Russell chipped in 3 aces and 3 digs and Alden Willis picked up 6 digs.

The Caps travel to Heritage and Wake Forest next Tuesday and Thursday before returning home on October 11th to face Leesville Road.  The final regular season match will be at home on the 17th against Sanderson. Broughton's seniors will be honored before that contest.

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Thursday, September 29, 2016

Women's Tennis Endures Against Enloe

The Broughton Lady Caps at Enloe (L to R, Front row: Becca Pharr, Addie Camak, Meg Hardesty, Elizabeth Bell; Back Row: Eliza Marlowe, Bella DeVivo, Shields Bennett, Becket Waters, Hunter Cox, Janie Grace Gilbert) -click photo to enlarge.
The Broughton Women's tennis team travelled to play the Enloe Eagles on their home court today and emerged with a 5-4 win. #1 Hunter Cox played well despite feeling ill. She dropped the #1 court to junior Nija Price. Sophomores Becket Waters and Meg Hardesty captured wins on the #2 and 3 courts respectively along with junior Elizabeth Bell playing on the #5 court. Waters/Hardesty took the win on the #1 doubles while co-captain Shields Bennett and junior Becca Pharr won handily on the #3 doubles court. The Lady Caps are now 8-4 overall and 8-3 in the Cap 8 conference. Next week the Lady Caps have their final three home matches of the regular season. Monday they face Heritage, Tuesday is the weather make up with rival Sanderson and Wednesday ends their season hosting Wake Forest. Come out Monday for Senior Day and support senior co-captains Hunter Cox and Shields Bennett as we celebrate their contributions to Broughton Women's Tennis.

N. Price (ENL) def. H. Cox (BRO) 7-5, 6-4; B. Waters (BRO) def. C. Battle (ENL) 6-3, 6-1; M. Hardesty (BRO) def. A. Liu (ENL) 7-6 (7-3), 6-4; S. Komaragiri (ENL) def. K. Burroughs (BRO) 6-3, 6-2; E. Bell (BRO) def. J. Yu (ENL) 6-1, 6-1; K. Rodgers (ENL) def. B. Pharr (BRO) 2-6, 6-3, 1-0 {10-7}

Waters/Hardesty (BRO) def. Price/Battle (ENL) 9-7; Liu/Komaragiri (ENL) def. Cox/Gilbert (BRO) 8-6; Pharr/Bennett (BRO) def. Yu/Rodgers (ENL) 8-1

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Soccer: JV Get a Tie & a Loss Through 2 Injury Ridden Games

It was not the best start of the week for the JV boys with a 1-1 tie versus Wakefield and a 2-1 loss against Sanderson. Playing three games in four days the boys picked up plenty of injuries and they were overall exhausted by Tuesday night.

The Caps started on the road Monday at Wakefield looking to rebound for the close tie on Saturday. The game well enough with good ball movement and no shots on goal. The injuries started just ten minutes into the first half. Sophomore defender Dante Oliva re-injured the ankle he hurt in the Apex game Saturday so he was out. Immediately after subbing in for Dante, fellow defender sophomore Logan Hunter banged knees with an opposing player, lost feeling in his knee caps and was carted over to the bench. Just like that the Caps were down two starting defenders for the rest of the game with a bench running thin. The offense continued to play well, though, and sophomore Carter Gasia scored a clinical bottom left corner goal to make the score 1-0. Sophomore Peter Abatangelo almost scored with a jaw-dropping outside of the foot shot heading to the top left corner that was denied by an equally remarkable save by the Wakefield keeper. Unfortunately, minutes later, the Caps lost yet another player for the game. Freshman striker Than Oo suffered an ankle injury. We went into the half playing great for the last ten minutes and up by one goal, but we were down three starters.

The Caps came out for the second half less inspired though and couldn't manage to keep the ball. At times they exhibited the spark that they had in the first half, but it was rare and the boys appeared a lot less organized. This lack of team cohesiveness, in unison with controversial officiating, made for another frustrating game for the Caps. In the first half, the referees did an excellent job officiating and made little mistakes. This changed dramatically in the second period of play, however. At times, it appeared that the officials missed blatant off-sides calls and even overlooked an obvious foul in the box that really should have been a penalty. An off-sides mistake like this may have been a contributing factor to the goal scored by the Cougars midway through the second half. The officials weren’t only to blame on that goal, though. There was a lack of communication amid the Caps that led to many more mistakes offensively and defensively.

The final score of 1-1 seemed worse than the other ties which can probably be explained by the fact that it was the Caps fourth tie in a row.

With a long awaited return to our home field against the Sanderson Spartans, the Caps were hoping to finally generate a victory. This, however, did not happen. With Logan Hunter out for the game we started one man down. In addition, we lost the only goal scorer from last game Carter Gasia to a double yellow card in this game. Nevertheless, we played much better. With a bigger field we had more space to pass and were picking apart the Sanderson defense. We allowed only a few shots and early on in the game freshman Alex Dunne was again tripped up in the box. This time freshman Jack Eubank stepped up and slid it in bottom right corner to make it 1-0. Unfortunately, the Caps didn't keep up the good form. Towards the end of the half the midfield was getting tired and weren't getting back, leading to the Spartans positioning constantly right outside of the box. This ended up leading to a fluke handball just outside of the box. The Sanderson shooter put it in on the right side of the goal and tied up the game 1-1 right before halftime.

This score hurt the Caps’ morale to the point where we couldn't seem to get anything going in the second half. Aside from a few shots and some near misses, and even with lots of possession, we had little opportunity for scoring. Most of the Spartans' breaks were off counter-attacks but as the time ticked away they seemed to be retaining possession more and more. After a long spell of
control, they made an aggressive move towards the Caps' box. After an inside ball was played, an opposing attacker dribbled across the outer edges and was miraculously "fouled" by another Broughton defender. Sanderson put away the penalty to make it 2-1. Just to add salt to the wound, the player that was fouled landed on defender Dante Oliva's right leg, causing him to re-injure his right leg again. He had to be escorted off the field. After this, the Caps were too distraught and frustrated to create any chances to put them back in the game. The loss ended the streak of ties, but not how the Caps intended.

The Caps hope to rest, recover and rebound next Monday at home against Heritage.

Caps Soccer Defeats Enloe 2-1

In a game shortened by lightening and the threat of severe weather, the Caps (10-3-1 / 4-2 in Cap8) put two goals away in the first half and saw that stick to defeat a tough Enloe team 2-1.

The Caps started off strong and after a string of chances - won a PK off of foul on Edson Candela-Perez - who then stepped up to beat the Enloe GK to put us up 1-0.  Enloe equalized not soon after and it was then when Edson beat the two Enloe central defenders and slot it past the goalie to put the Caps up 2-1.  Our defense, led by Jacob Hill and Max Varani, then shut down the remaining chances to give us the halftime - and what proved ultimately to be the final - lead.

The Caps finish off the first round of Cap 8 games against a very strong Heritage team on Monday at Broughton. 

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Volleyball Sweeps Wakefield

Broughton (12-1, 7-1) swept visiting Wakefield (10-4, 6-2) 25-10, 25-12, 25-11 on Tuesday night in Raleigh. The Caps jumped to an 8-3 lead in the opening frame and consecutive blocks featuring Jasmin Bradshaw, Kalee Vanderhorst and Claire Sawyer pushed the advantage to 11-3. Another Bradshaw block sparked a 6-1 run to give the hosts a 20-7 lead. A Vanderhorst kill ended the set. Consecutive kills by Vanderhorst gave the Capitals an 8-3 lead to begin the second stanza. Wakefield closed to within a single point at 9-8 before another kill from Vanderhorst ignited an 8-1 outburst to stretch the Broughton lead to 17-9. Kills from Grace Youngblood and Vanderhorst closed out the game. A kill from Vanderhorst kick-started a 14-3 run by the Caps to give them a commanding 22-9 lead in the third set. A Wolverine ball handling error accounted for match point.

Kalee Vanderhorst tallied 15 kills (.406) and 10 digs and Grace Youngblood hammered out 10 kills (.429). Jade Demps added 9 kills and 2 blocks and Nan Parrish had 5 kills. Claire Sawyer posted 32 assists, 2 aces and 7 digs and Jasmin Bradshaw chipped in 3 blocks. Alden Willis picked up 13 digs, Amber Russell recorded 8 digs and 2 aces and Holli Smith scooped up 5 digs. Russell paced the Caps with a 2.5 serve receive average (on a 3.0 scale). Demps (2.4) and Vanderhorst (2.25) also contributed to a strong serve receive performance by the hosts.

Ade' Owokiniran led Wakefield with 4 kills and Gentry Benda added 3 kills. Lauren Slusher had 13 digs, Benda added 9 digs and Owokiniran tallied 5 digs.

The Capitals host Enloe on Thursday (4:30/5:30).

No. 7 Broughton volleyball sweeps No. 17 Wakefield-

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Caps Soccer Falls to Sanderson

The #3 Caps suffered their third defeat of the season last night as they lost to a very good Sanderson team 3-0.

Playing their third game in in four days, the Caps never could settle in and while the first half featured several good crosses from Jack Ashby and Harrison Lee and shots from Abdulle Ibrahim, Cesar Gonzalez, Edson Candela-Perez and Donovan Nicholson, the Caps never really threatened the goal.  The closest exchange saw Sophomore Lucas Beeson's spinning header cleared off the line.  Sanderson had two chances and two goals to leave the game at 2-0 at half to them.

The second half did not get any better for the Caps and Sanderson put the game away with a goal 50 minutes in.  Broughton didn't stop fighting - which was personified by the black eye and shiner that Lucas received for a foul in the box - but the resulting PK from Andrew Rossetti sailed just over the bar and the best chance to score was lost.

Weather permitting - the Caps will play their fourth game in five days against @ Enloe at 6:30p.  Let's go Caps!!

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Lady Caps Tennis Wins Over Wakefield

The Broughton Lady Caps worked over the Wakefield Lady Wolverines for a 9-0 win at Wakefield. All singles players had convincing wins dropping only five games in all matches. The Lady Caps also won soundly on all doubles courts. Broughton is now 7-3 in the Cap 8 conference and 7-4 overall. The Lady Caps travel to Enloe on Thursday for their second duel of the season. Come out and support the Caps!


H. Cox (BRO) def. H. Anderson (WAK) 6-0, 6-1; K. Burroughs (BRO) def. A. Spaulding (WAK) 6-1, 6-1; E. Bell (BRO) def. O. Tseng (WAK) 6-0, 6-1; S. Bennett (BRO) def. S. Furgason (WAK) 6-0, 6-0; A. Camak (BRO) def. K. McCrabb (WAK) 6-0, 6-1; J. Gilbert (BRO) def. A. Morgan (WAK) 6-0, 6-0


Cox/Gilbert (BRO) def. Anderson/Furgason (WAK) 8-3; Pharr/Bennett (BRO) def. Spaulding/Tseng (WAK) 8-6; Bell/Marlowe (BRO) def. McCrabb/Morgan (WAK) 8-2

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Caps Soccer Uses Strong Second Half to Defeat Wakefield 6-1

Showing no signs of fatigue from their loss in the WCC Final on Saturday night, the #3 Broughton Capitals (9-2-1) used a five (5) goal explosion in the second half to defeat a very frisky Wakefield team 6-1.

The Caps leveraged their depth in this game as nine (9) new starters made their appearance for the squad and controlled play for the first 20 minutes.  The scoring opened just after 30 minutes as Freshman Edson Candela-Perez celebrated his return from club play to rocket a shot in the top corner to give us the 1-0 lead.  Abdulle Ibrahim created several great chances and Andrew Rossetti saw his free kick from 25 yards out tipped off the post to leave the score 1-0 at halftime.

The second half didn't start as well and Wakefield's pressure resulted in a 1-1 tie 10 minutes into the second half.  However, Broughton showed its resiliency and poured on five goals in the last 25 minutes.  The scoring was led by Junior Donovan Nicholson who scored the next three goals in short succession - with assists from Jack Ashby, Edson and Enrico.  Junior Ewan Reynolds opened his account with a follow up to a corner kick and the scoring ended with Senior Sam Stein drawing the PK and senior Luis Hernandez finishing the PK to end the game 6-1.

No rest for the Caps as - weather permitting - they play co-leaders Sanderson at home at 6:30p at Broughton. 

Monday, September 26, 2016

Lady Caps Tennis Wins In Wildcat Country

The Broughton Lady Capitals tennis team won at the home court of the Millbrook Lady Wildcats 6-3. The Caps played very strong in the Wildcats home court. Katie Burroughs and Elizabeth Bell played exceptionally well in the singles courts. The pair fought hard but could not overcome the Wildcats in the #1 doubles court. The Lady Caps are now 6-4 overall and 6-3 in the Cap 8 conference. The rest of the week has the Lady Caps traveling to Wakefield on Tuesday and Enloe on Thursday. Come to support the Lady Caps at Wakefield and Enloe if you can.


B. Taranto (MIL) def. H. Cox (BRO) 6-3, 7-5; R. Gittleman (MIL) def. M. Hardesty (BRO) 2-6, 6-2-1-0 (12-10); K. Burroughs (BRO) def. S. Bradshaw (MIL) 6-0, 6-0; E. Bell (BRO) def. R. Irene (MIL) 6-1, 6-1; B. Pharr (BRO) def. S. Mosby (MIL) 6-0, 6-1; S. Bennett (BRO) def. K. Day (MIL)3-6, 6-2, 1-0 (10-4)


Taranto/Bradshaw (MIL) def. Burroughs/Bell (BRO) 9-7; Cox/Gilbert (BRO) def. Gittleman/Irene (MIL) 8-2; Pharr/Bennett (BRO) def. Mosby/Adams (MIL) 8-1

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JV Caps Manage Tie in Wake County Cup

In a sweltering hot one, the Caps just barely missed coming away with the W in the dying minutes of the game against the Apex Cougars. Even though the result was a little disappointing, it was still a thrilling game with a lot of contact and some heat-induced flares of emotion.

The game started fast with a few chances for either team but a few injuries for the Caps. The heat on the artificial turf was almost unbearable so Coach Parker had fresh legs coming in and out. Mid-way through the first half, the Caps had a defensive lapse that led to an open goal with only freshman defender Ivan Sanchez to stand in the way. Luckily, the pressure got to the Apex striker, and he hit it off the post. After that, the Caps had a few good shots from sophomore Max Lewis, freshman Ben Watson, and sophomore Logan Hunter had a volley that narrowly missed by mere inches.

Going into halftime, the team had some frustrations with the officiating and missed opportunities. With some rest and water they came out for the second half feeling like they could make something happen. The tide had definitely shifted with the Caps keeping much more possession and fending off any Cougar challenge. This pressure turned into multiple chances from the Caps with just as many amazing saves from the Apex keep, including a volley from sophomore Scott Rostick that was headed to the top right corner. Eventually the Cougars' defense became tired and tripped up freshman Alex Dunne in the box for a penalty. Max Lewis stepped up to take it and had his first attempt saved. Fortunately the Caps caught a break, because an Apex player entered the box before the kick was taken. Alex slotted his second attempt right down the middle to make it 1-0 with 15 minutes left. After this, the Caps played great defense, fending off the Cougars easily until a desperation corner in the last two minutes. The ball fell on the right side of the box, unchallenged, and was finished by Apex.

This demoralized the Caps and with no time remaining, they couldn't mount a good attack. The game ended tied at 1-1. After another tie, the Caps hope to have a better result on Monday, the first in a three-game "marathon" this week: Monday at Wakefield, Tuesday at home, and Wednesday away at Enloe.

Caps Fall to #1 Green Hope in Wake County Cup Final

In a game decided over the last 15 minutes, the #3 Broughton Capitals fought valiantly, but came up short against #1 Green Hope in the Wake County Cup final 4-1.

The Caps started off strong against the Falcons and it was only an amazing 30 yard shot that put them up 1-0.  Consistent pressure from Junior Donovan Nicholson, Sophomore Andrew Rossetti and Seniors Enrico Lalonga and Abdulle Ibrahim resulted in a controversial no goal on a shot from Abdulle that seemed to hit the bar and bounce into the goal and then out.  The Falcons then scored with 16 seconds left to take a 2-0 lead into halftime.

The second half started much like the first and Donovan, who was strong in the air all night, finished off a great cross and headed it home to make it 2-1 with 30 minutes left in the match.  The Caps pressed hard for the tying goal with midfielders Graham Gunter and Lucas Beeson fighting for every loose ball, but Green Hope proved why they were the #1 team in NC in the last 15 minutes scoring the third and fourth goals before the game ended 4-1.

The Caps will learn from this game and experience as we crank up the Cap 8 schedule this week with games on Monday (@Wakefield), Tuesday (Sanderson) and Wednesday (@Enloe).

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Caps Fall to Cougars in Conference Opener

Broughton came into Friday night's contest with a lot of rest and preparation under their belts. They'd benefitted from a bye week the previous week. The coaches and players were pleased by the progress they'd made in practice over the past two weeks. However, they ran into a well-oiled machine on Friday night in Cap-8 powerhouse, Wake Forest. Wake Forest came into the contest boasting a 4-0 record as Broughton came in at 2-2. The Cougars would prove to be too much for the Caps to handle from the opening gate. Broughton's offense struggled to generate drives outside their own territory throughout the first half. Because of their inability to move the ball, the Caps found themselves down 21-0 at halftime.

The second half proved to be more of the same, as penalties and missed assignments kept Broughton out of the end zone. They struggled to get in a rhythm offensively as they had multiple offensive players playing out of position. The front seven of Wake Forest dominated the game and lead the Cougars to a 35-0 victory. The Capitals finished the game with just 65 yards of total offense.

A bright spot for the Caps on Friday night was the defensive play at times. The defense was consistently put into poor position with their backs against the wall, and they responded valiantly at times. The defense benefitted from an interception by Cresyan Scurlock, a fumble recovery by Tynaias Peace, and sacks by William Riggins, Metak Wiggins, and Ben Ralls. The defense was led by Riggins, who totaled a team-high 9 tackles.

Broughton will look to bounce back from this loss with a home game next Friday at 7 against their rival, Leesville Road. Leesville is coming off of a 21-0 loss to Heritage, so both teams will be looking to getting back on track. It should be a competitive game, so everyone come out to support the Caps!

Friday, September 23, 2016

Volleyball Wins at Sanderson

Broughton (11-1, 6-1) wrapped up the first half of Cap-8 play with a 25-13, 25-20, 21-25, 25-17 win at Sanderson (7-8, 3-4) on Thursday night.  The Caps are tied with Leesville Road and Wakefield atop the league standings with 6-1 records.  Sanderson claimed an 8-5 lead to open the first set but Holli Smith's 12-point service run gave the Caps an 18-8 advantage.  That outburst featured 3 aces from Smith and 3 kills from Nan Parrish.  Kills by Grace Youngblood and Kalee Vanderhorst ended the game.  The Spartans held a 10-9 edge in the second stanza but a kill by Peyton Kendall tied the game and three kills from Youngblood pushed the Capitals ahead 13-11. Another Vanderhorst kill gave Broughton the lead for good at 18-17 and a block and a kill by Jade Demps made it 21-18. Another Vanderhorst kill closed out the set.  Broughton took a 19-15 lead in the third frame but Sanderson outscored the Caps 10-2 down the stretch to force a fourth set. Broughton jumped out to a 4-1 lead to begin game four behind successive aces from Demps.  The Spartans pulled to within one at 10-9 but three kills from Vanderhorst and an ace by Amber Russell keyed a 9-3 run that gave Broughton a commanding 19-12 lead.

Kalee Vanderhorst led a balanced Capitals offense with 17 kills (.341), 19 digs and 2 blocks.  Grace Youngblood piled up 13 kills (.571) and Jade Demps collected 11 kills, 5 digs and 4 aces.  Nan Parrish pounded out 10 kills (.529) and Claire Sawyer dished out 46 assists and picked up 14 digs.  Holli Smith had a match-high 6 aces and 14 digs and Amber Russell chipped in 12 digs and 2 aces.  Alden Willis scooped up 9 digs.

The Caps are home next week against Wakefield (10-3, 6-1) on Tuesday and Enloe (0-14, 0-7) on Thursday.  Game times are 4:30 (JV) and 5:30 (V) for each.

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

JV Caps and Wildcats Soccer Deadlocked at 2-2 Final Score

In a game full of slide tackles, dirty plays, and at times, some questionable officiating, Tuesday night's game proved to be a game chalked full of emotions. Even though it ended as a tie, it was a game not to be missed.

The Caps started off horrendously, giving away a goal to the Millbrook Wildcats only seconds into the game. After an almost kickball-like period of play, the Caps finally adjusted to the smaller pitch and started stringing some passes together. This payed of as the Caps weaved the ball through defenders and managed to set up a give-and-go situation in the box between sophomore Laurits Petersen and freshmen Than Oo to ultimately result in a tap-in goal from Than, tying the score at 1-1.

Unfortunately, this didn't last as long as the Caps wanted. Seconds before halftime, the Wildcats received a corner that was headed out to the top of the box by a Broughton defender straight to an unmarked Millbrook player, who managed to finish in the top left corner. This was a huge momentum killer and left the defense and the team in general flustered and frustrated.

But this didn't keep the Caps down for long however, after a good halftime speech they were ready to compete. And they did. They played like a wall on the defensive end and possessed the ball much better. They started to chip away at and break down the Wildcats defense until a pass into the far right side of the box found freshmen Joan Carlo Ramirez Orozco who hit a rocket of the bottom left corner post and in. Making the score 2-2 and leaving the Caps feeling some rejuvenation.

This however, didn't result into anything exceptional. Besides a few opportunities the Caps had they were contained well by a defense that didn't want another goal on them. The last few minutes were intense, with each team poised to score. But, on a counter off of a Broughton corner the Wildcats made it down to outside of the Caps box with seconds left and hit a desperation shot. While this didn't turn into a goal, it resulted in a free-kick just outside of the box and a questionable yellow card given to freshmen Ben Watson with a mere 2 seconds left on the clock. After all the drama had subsided, the kick was taken, and while it wasn't even close to being a goal, everybody's hearts stopped as freshmen keeper Sam Vlahoplus secured the ball in his hands as time expired.

While this wasn't the intended result, the JV Caps look to rebound at Gibbons this Saturday against Apex High School in the Wake County Cup.

Volleyball Rebounds With Sweep of Millbrook

Broughton (10-1, 5-1) defeated visiting Millbrook (5-5, 4-2) 25-12, 25-19, 25-23 on Tuesday night in Raleigh.  The Caps claimed a 4-0 edge to open the match behind Claire Sawyer's four consecutive service points.  A kill from Nan Parrish and an ace by Holli Smith gave Broughton a commanding 21-11 lead and kills from Kalee Vanderhorst and Jade Demps closed the set.  Amber Russell's ace gave the hosts a 5-3 lead to begin the second stanza and a kill from Vanderhorst and another Russell ace pushed the advantage to 16-11.  The Wildcats pulled to 18-15 before a kill by Demps made it 19-15.  Alden Willis pounded out consecutive aces and another Vanderhorst kill gave Broughton a 23-17 lead.  A block by Peyton Kendall and Jade Demps ended the game.  Milbrook jumped out to a 11-5 lead to begin the third frame but two kills from Demps and one from Vanderhorst drew the Capitals to 11-8. Grace Youngblood's kill knotted the score at 12-12 and the two teams went back and forth until a Vanderhorst kill gave the Caps their first lead of the set at 18-17.  Millbrook surged back ahead grabbing a 23-21 advantage.  A kill from Demps pulled Broughton within one at 23-22 and a kill from Vanderhorst tied the set at 23-23.  An ace from Demps gave the Caps the lead and a Vanderhorst kill closed out the match.

Kalee Vanderhorst paced Broughton with 19 kills (.485) and 8 digs and Jade Demps tallied 18 kills (.556), 2 blocks and 4 digs.  Grace Youngblood had 4 kills (.200) and 3 blocks and Nan Parrish chipped in 3 kills (.273).  Claire Sawyer posted 37 assists and 7 digs and Amber Russell and Alden Willis each picked up 6 digs. Holli Smith recorded a match-high 4 aces.  Taylor Rebne led Millbrook with 11 kills (.286) and Patty Delmedico dished out 19 assists.

Broughton travels to Sanderson (7-7, 3-3) on Thursday (4:30/5:30).

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Caps Soccer Rebound from First Loss to Defeat Millbrook 4-2

In a sloppy, wet (and sometimes chippy) game on a rainy night, the #4 Broughton Caps (8-1-1) rebounded from their first loss of the year to defeat #3 Millbrook 4-2 and move back into a tie for the conference lead.

The Caps came out strong and Sophomore Lucas Beeson opened the Caps account with an early goal to put us up 1-0.  Sophomore Andrew Rossetti then coolly finished a nice pass from Senior Enrico Lalonga to give the Caps the 2-0 lead.  After that goal, Millbrook proved why they were the #3 team in the N&O Rankings and their pressure finally paid off to make the score 2-1.  Junior Clay Oxford made several huge saves and to keep them off the board until halftime.

The second half started much like the first and Andrew Rossetti scored what turned out to be the winning goal by deftly beating the keeper to make it 3-1.  Millbrook scored a great goal to make it 3-2 and only when Junior Donovan Nicholson rocketed a goal with 5 minutes left was the game sealed at 4-2.

Several Caps were injured during the game: Juniors Lex Varani and Cesar Gonzalez, Seniors Graham Gunter and Esteban Salinas-Noyola - all came out with injuries.

No rest for the boys as we play (weather permitting) Sanderson at home tonight with the Wake County Cup Final on Saturday.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Leesville Road Hands Volleyball First Loss

Broughton's Jade Demps (15) jumps for a hit during a high school volleyball game against Leesville in Raleigh, N.C. on Thursday, Sep. 15, 2016.

Broughton's Jade Demps (15) jumps for a hit during a high school volleyball game against Leesville in Raleigh, N.C. on Thursday, Sep. 15, 2016. Ben McKeown

Leesville Road (9-2, 4-1) handed visiting Broughton (9-1, 4-1) their first regular season loss since 2013 on Thursday night 16-25, 24-26, 25-12, 25-14, 15-10.  The Caps claimed the opening set before finding themselves down 18-9 in the second frame.  A kill by Kalee Vanderhorst sparked a furious 17-6 run by the visitors that gave them a 2 sets to 0 advantage.  The Pride jumped out to 6-1 leads in winning each of the next to games.  Leesville Road took a 6-2 edge to begin the fifth set but kills by Grace Youngblood and Vanderhorst closed the gap to 8-6.  Broughton could get no closer and a kill by Sarah Gasper ended the match.

Kalee Vanderhorst posted a match-high 24 kills (.526) and collected a team-high 21 digs and Jade Demps added 11 kills, 10 digs and 3 aces.  Grace Youngblood had 5 kills and 2 blocks and Peyton Kendall added 3 kills.  Claire Sawyer tallied 37 assists, 7 digs and 2 blocks and Alden Willis scooped up 10 digs.

Daniela McDonald led the Pride with 20 kills (.400) and Sarah Gasper added 10 kills (.348).  Sydney Wilson recorded a match-high 4 aces and Jordan Gower picked up 24 digs.

The Capitals host Millbrook (5-4, 4-1) on Tuesday (4:30/5:30).

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No. 15 Leesville Road hands No. 1 Broughton volleyball 1st loss of the season

Friday, September 16, 2016

Lady Caps Suffer Back to Back Losses Against Panther Creek and Leesville Road

The Broughton Lady Caps Tennis Team had a hard end to the week suffering an 0-9 loss to Panther Creek on Wednesday and a 2-7 loss to Leesville Road on Thursday. While Panther Creek had been defeated earlier this season by Green Hope, the Cougars showed why they have been consistently in the top of the state rankings by winning all 9 courts. The Caps did not give up easily however with solid performances from seniors Hunter Cox and Shields Bennett and from junior Becca Pharr.


A. Cyr (PC) def. H. Cox (BRO) 6-3, 6-2; B. Steffens (PC) def. B. Waters (BRO) 6-0, 6-2; M. Zhang (PC) def. M. Hardesty (BRO) 6-0, 6-0; A. TIngore (PC) def. E. Bell (BRO) 6-1, 6-1; L. Blowe (PC) def. B. Pharr (BRO) 7-5, 6-3; H. Fernstrom (PC) def. S. Bennett (BRO) 6-4, 6-4


Cyr/Tingore (PC) def. Cox/Gilbert (BRO) 8-1; Steffans/Zhang (PC) def. Hardesty/Bell (BRO) 8-3; Blowe/Fernstrom (PC) def. Pharr/Bennett (BRO) 8-5

On Thursday the Lady Caps hosted the Leesville Road Lady Pride for their second match of the season. The Lady Caps had great play all around, especially in doubles, but could not overcome unforced errors to take the win. The lightest moment in the match included a brief interruption of the doubles play with a performance from a squirrel dashing across all three courts! Sophomore Meg Hardesty and senior co-captain Shields Bennett earned the Lady Caps' only wins of the match in their respective singles play. The Lady Caps are now 5-4 overall and 5-3 in the Cap 8 conference. Next week, the team travels to Millbrook on Tuesday and hosts Sanderson at home on Thursday.


L. Robbins (LR) def. H. Cox (BRO) 6-1, 6-0; K. Rigsby (LR) def. B. Waters (BRO) {Ret.} 2-1; M. Hardesty (BRO) def. I. Michalakais (LR) 6-0, 6-0; A. Dwomah (LR) def. E. Bell (BRO) 6-3, 3-6, 1-0 (10-7); C. Clark (LR) def. B. Pharr (BRO) 6-0, 6-4; S. Bennett (BRO) def. R. Sande (LR) 6-2, 2-6, 1-0 (10-3)


Robbins/Rigsby (LR) def. Cox/Gilbert (BRO) 8-4; Alvis/Clark (LR) def. Hardesty/Bell (BRO) 8-4; Pirzadeh/Stillwell (LR) def. Pharr/Bennett (BRO) 8-5

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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Caps Soccer Suffers Tough First Loss 0-1 to Leesville Road

In a game marked by numerous goal line clearances and missed chances, Broughton suffered their first defeat of the season against last year's Cap-8 Champion Leesville Road by a score of 0-1.

The Caps started off strong and controlled the first 25 minutes of the game.  The best rally saw a shot from Freshman Edson Candela-Perez stopped by the keeper, and then rebound shots from Sophomore's Andrew Rossetti and Lucas Beeson were cleared off the line from defenders before Junior Cesar Gonzalez had his shot fly just over the right crossbar. 

Senior Abdulle Ibrahim also force the defenders into a goal line clearance before Leesville got the only shot on target in the first half in the back of the net to make it 0-1 at half.

The second half saw Leesville Road pack 5-6 players back and force the Caps to breakthrough their defense - which we couldn't do.  Defenders Lex Varani, Jacob Hill, Esteban Salinas-Noyola, Duncan Coffey and Graham Gunter  repelled every Leesville attack but it was not enough to tie/win.

It gets no easier for the boys as we play 1st place Millbrook and Sanderson during the week and then Green Hope Saturday night for the Wake County Cup. 

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Volleyball Sweeps Wake Forest

Broughton (9-0, 4-0) downed visiting Wake Forest (3-9, 1-3) 25-9, 25-12, 25-6 last night in Raleigh.  The Caps jumped out to a 10-2 lead to start the match behind seven straight service points from Jade Demps and three consecutive kills from Kalee Vanderhorst made it 14-4. Alden Willis' ace pushed the Capitals ahead 20-6 and a service error by the Cougars ended the set. The second frame saw Wake Forest take a 5-4 lead before Grace Youngblood's kill tied things up at 5-5. A block by Parrish and Claire Sawyer and another ace from Willis swelled the Caps' advantage to 15-8.  Kills from Demps and Youngblood and an ace by Sawyer pushed the score to 18-9.  An ace from Sarah Brooks made it 20-9 and a Wake Forest hitting error gave the hosts a 2-games-to-0 lead. Another 7-point service run by Jade Demps gave the Caps a 9-2 lead to open the third stanza.  An 11-point service streak by Holli Smith that featured 3 aces gave Broughton a 21-3 lead and another kill from Demps ended the match.

Kalee Vanderhorst paced an efficient Broughton effort with 12 kills (.706), 3 blocks and 7 digs and Jade Demps (.375) and Nan Parrish (.438) each collected 9 kills.  Grace Youngblood chipped in 8 kills (.636) and Peyton Kendall added 4 kills (.429).  Parrish also tallied 3 blocks and Demps pounded out a team-high 7 aces.  Claire Sawyer posted 33 assists, 5 digs and 2 aces and Holli Smith recorded 4 aces and 4 digs.  Alden Willis collected 6 digs and 2 aces and Amber Russell scooped up 3 digs and had a team-high 2.75 serve receive average (on a 3.0 scale).

The Capitals travel to Leesville Road (8-2, 3-1) on Thursday (4:30/5:30).

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News & Observer Area Top 25 Poll (9/11/2016)

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Caps Fight Hard in Home Loss to Gibbons

The Caps hosted Cardinal Gibbons last Friday night in a game that featured two future members of the revised Cap-8. The Crusaders posed a daunting task for Broughton as they came into the game with a 3-0 record and one of the most productive offenses in the area. Meanwhile, the Caps were looking to bounce back from their first loss of the season to Eastern Guilford during the previous week.

Cardinal Gibbons came out of the gates hot with a 71-yard touchdown pass on the third play from scrimmage. The Caps needed a big play to flip the momentum, and they got that later in the first quarter from Tobin Petrie in the form of a 60-yard interception return for a touchdown. Cardinal Gibbons scored on another long touchdown pass to close out the first quarter. Explosive plays hurt the Caps in the first quarter as Gibbons gained most of their yards on their two scoring plays. The Caps' defense continued to grind out stops as their offense stalled. Eventually, the Crusaders' rushing attack prevailed as they scored on a 1-yard run to push the score to 21-7 going into half.

Cardinal Gibbons ran a surprise onside kick on the first play of the second half, which caught the Caps off guard, leading to Crusaders possession. They strung together a strong drive on the ground that ended on a 15-yard rushing touchdown, which pushed their lead to 21. However, Broughton continued to fight back as they found some life on offense. They traded touchdowns twice with the Crusaders with Shadeek Hines and Devone Jackson scoring for Broughton, leading to a score of 42-20 early in the fourth quarter.

The defining moment of the game came early in the fourth when Senior quarterback Clifton Chavis went down for the Caps due to an apparent knee injury. Down 22 with less than a quarter to play, Sophomore Gordon Guest stepped into the game and led the Caps down the field on a drive that ended with a 40-yard run by fellow Sophomore, Deonte Washington. The Caps stopped the Gibbons offense on the following drive, and Broughton's offense scored quickly on a 68-yard, brother-to-brother pass from Devone Jackson to Tyair Smith. This score cut the Crusaders' lead to 10.

The Caps' run fizzled late as they were unable to retain possession on the next onside kick. Cardinal Gibbons was able to run the clock out and secure the victory, 42-32. Despite the loss, Coach Dawson and the rest of his staff were extremely proud of how the Caps fought back in the second half. He looks to see some of the same effort and execution on Friday, September 23rd when the Caps travel to take on reigning Cap-8 Champs, the Wake Forest Cougars. This will be their first conference game, and they have a bye week this week to prepare for the Cougars and the rest of their conference slate.

Lady Caps Tennis Wipes Out Wake Forest

The Broughton Lady Caps Tennis Team traveled to Wake Forest today and handed the Lady Cougars a 7-1 defeat. The Caps were led by sophomore Meg Hardesty playing the #1 court, junior Elizabeth Bell handling the #2 court and senior co-captain Shields Bennett dominating the #3 court. Freshman Addie Camak had a great win after losing the first set on the #4 court. The rest of the team held strong with wins on the remaining singles courts. The Caps had a tough match on the #1 doubles court with juniors Eliza Marlowe and Becca Pharr losing 1-8 to their Cougar opponents.
The Lady Caps are now 5-2 overall and also in the Cap 8 conference. They meet Panther Creek in a non conference match tomorrow at Broughton. The Lady Caps end the week at home on Thursday playing for revenge against the Leesville Road Lady Pride for the season opener loss. Come out on Wednesday and Thursday and support your Women's Tennis team!


M. Hardesty (BRO) def. K. Le (WF) Le 6-4, 6-0; E. Bell (BRO) def. S. Daniel (WF) 6-2, 4-6, 1-0 (10-6); S. Bennett (BRO) def. T. Burks (WF) 6-1, 6-1; A. Camak (BRO) def. R. Davis (WF) 3-6, 6-3, 1-0 (10-0); J. Gilbert (BRO) def. S. Wrenn (WF) 6-0, 6-0; L. Roth (BRO) def. S. Padalecki (WF) 6-1, 6-4


Le/Daniel (WF) def. Pharr/Marlowe (BRO) 8-1; Camak/Gilbert (BRO) def. Burks/Davis (WF) 8-5; Roth/DeVivo (BRO) def. Harrell/Kuga (WF) 8-0

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Caps Start Conference Strong With 6-1 Win Against Wake Forest

Monday was a great night for the JV Caps at Wake Forest as we started of conference play with a 6-1 win.  This makes 1-0 in the official conference play and served as a warm-up for our first conference home game against Leesville Road on Wednesday at 4:30. 

The Caps started off the match very strong with good ball movement and communication and eventually worked their way up the pitch finding sophomore Peter Abatangelo who tucked it away in the bottom corner. 

Not long after some great defensive plays from freshmen Ben Watson, the Caps found themselves unable to get in the box even though they had managed to keep it on the Cougars half. After a few substitutions to remedy this and many assorted attempts on goal, freshmen Jack Eubank finally hit a brilliant shot curving into the top left corner. This gave the Caps a much needed momentum going into halftime. 

Going into the second half there weren't many changes but there was a noticeable one when sophomore captain Laurits Peterson started the half at forward out of his natural defensive position. This gamble payed off as almost immediately Laurits applied pressure up top forcing many bad decisions from Wake Forest. Because of this, the Caps won the ball deep in the Wake Forest Cougars' where sophomore captain Scott Rostick took it up the goal line and scored a bottom right hand corner goal from an almost impossible angle.

The only goal scored by the Cougars came off of a counter-attack up the left wing where the ball was crossed to a Wake Forest player on the far post and was nearly squeaked in through heavy pressure.

Right after this, though, Laurits Peterson scored a spectacular volley off of a cross from freshmen Braden Beeson that boosted the Caps moral once again. After the renewal of the Caps defensive play sophomore Than Oo came on and produced instantly. After a solo run through the oppositions defense Than rocketed the ball off the top right post and in. And no less than 10 minutes later, he scored again off a through ball he tucked right in the bottom left hand corner to make the final score 6-1 Caps.

After this exciting win the Caps look to continue their unbeaten conference play against Leesville Road this Wednesday who have a strong team and are ready to compete.

Caps Start Strong in Cap-8 - Defeat WF 9-1

It was a great night for the Caps in Wake Forest as we scored early and often to defeat Wake Forest 9-1.  This victory starts us off at 1-0 in the conference and prepares us for our home match on Wednesday versus last year's champ - Leesville Road.

After a strong start, Sophomore Andrew Rossetti - returning from a broken finger - scored the first two goals to put the Caps up for good 2-0.

Sophomore Lucas Beeson scored for the second game in a row (off a header) to give the Caps a 3-0 lead.  Junior Donovan Nicholson also scored in back to back games and the halftime score was 4-0.

The second half started much like the first and Caps' leading scorer Freshman Edson Candela-Perez scored the next two - one off an assist from Andrew Rossetti to make the score 6-1.  The last 25 minutes were Junior Erik Johnsen's to shine as he scored the final three goals off assists from Esteban Salinas-Noyola, Donovan Nicholson and Senior Enrico Lalonga to make the final 9-1.

The Caps have a quick turnaround to be ready for Leesville Road - who showed their quality last night in taking undefeated Heritage to overtime before losing 1-2.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Caps Fight in Loss to Gibbons

Gibbons wins 42-32 at Broughton.

Click here for link to N&O report on the game.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Caps Clinch Cap-8 Pride with Convincing Victory over Middle Creek

In a game that the score doesn't do justice to the domination on the field, the #2 Caps (6-0-1) shook off the rust and defeated #3 Middle Creek 5-2.  The victory, combined with wins by Leesville Road and Millbrook, clinched the Cap-8/SWAC Challenge for the Cap-8.

The Caps started out strong as Edson Candela-Perez finished a nice pass from Abdulle Ibrahim to give us a lead less than 10 minutes into the game.  Not five minutes later, Sophomore Lucas Beeson drove through the Middle Creek defense to beat the GK and put the Caps up 2-0.  Edson added his second goal of the half and the Caps were up 3-0.  Middle Creek scored a goal off a long throw in and the half ended 3-1.

The second half was much the same as the first and Edson completed the hat trick (his first of what I'm sure will be many) off an assist from Cesar Gonzalez to make the score 4-1.  Then, the goal of the night came from Junior Donovan Nicholson - who chested down a long pass and with one turn - rifled a volley past the GK from 25 yards out.

Middle Creek got one more goal before the end to make the final 5-2 Caps.

The depth of this team is becoming clearly evident and the blog would be remiss to not point out the play of Sophomore Bryce Meredith and Senior Enrico Lalonga for their control of the midfield and the defense as a whole: Esteban, Jacob, Duncan, Lex, Ivey, Joe and Caleb.

The #2 Caps have two games next week: Monday @ Wake Forest and then a showdown on Wednesday - at home - against defending Cap-8 champions Leesville Road. 

Friday, September 9, 2016

Volleyball Wins Cap-8 Home Opener

Broughton (8-0, 3-0) defeated Heritage (3-5, 0-3) 25-8, 25-8, 25-14 on Thursday night in Raleigh.  The Caps jumped to a 13-4 lead in the first set behind back to back kills by Jade Demps and Nan Parrish. Another kill by Demps capped a 13-2 run to close the game.  Kalee Vanderhorst's kill snapped a 5-5 tie and sparked a 14-1 outburst that included 13 consecutive service points from Amber Russell.  A block by Demps and Peyton Kendall ended the second stanza.  The Caps claimed a 5-0 advantage to begin the third set behind Claire Sawyer's 5 service points.  The Huskies pulled to within 14-10 before another kill by Vanderhorst spurred a 6-0 streak to make it 20-10.  Holli Smith pounded out an ace on match point.

Kalee Vanderhorst paced a balanced Cap attack with 11 kills (.435) and added a team-high 8 digs. Jade Demps chipped in 10 kills (.421), 7 digs and 4 blocks and Nan Parrish tallied 7 kills (.538).  Grace Youngblood posted 5 kills (.235) and Peyton Kendall collected 4 kills (.250) and 3 blocks.  Claire Sawyer recorded 28 assists, 3 digs and 2 blocks and Amber Russell had 3 aces and 3 digs.  Alden Willis scooped up 7 digs and Holli Smith picked up 3 digs.

The Capitals host Wake Forest (3-7, 1-2) next Tuesday (4:30/5:30) before traveling to Leesville Road (7-2, 2-1) on Thursday.

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Thursday, September 8, 2016

Women's Tennis Handles Heritage

The Broughton Women's Tennis Team handed the Heritage Huskies a 8-0 defeat at Heritage. The Lady Caps swept all courts with notable play from junior Bella DeVivo on the #6 singles court and sophomore Lily Roth on the #5 singles court. The Lady Caps have a full schedule next week barring any last minute weather issues. The Caps travel to Wake Forest on Tuesday then host Panther Creek in a non conference match up at home on Wednesday. The Lady Caps finish the week at home on Thursday trying to avenge the early season loss to Leesville Road. Come out next week and support the Lady Caps tennis team!


H. Cox (BRO) def. A. Scott (HER) 7-6, 6-2; M. Hardesty (BRO) def. J. Maffucci (HER) 6-1, 6-2; E. Bell (BRO) def. H. Viall (HER) 6-1, 6-2; S. Bennett (BRO) def. S. Garff (HER) 6-0, 6-2; L. Roth (BRO) def. E. Phan (HER) 6-3, 6-1; B. DeVivo (BRO) def. A. Fellner (HER) 6-2, 6-3


Hardesty/Burroughs (BRO) def. McCabe/L. Halik (HER) 8-0; Bennett/Pharr (BRO) def. Yorke/O'Connor (HER) 8-0; Camak/Marlowe (BRO) def. S. Halik/Weaver (HER) 8-1.

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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Lady Caps Tennis Dominates Wakefield

The Broughton Lady Caps Tennis Team soundly defeated Wakefield in a home match today, 7-1. The team played well in spite of having a "Code Yellow" issued due to the warm weather. The Lady Caps claimed all of the singles courts only losing eight games out of all played. Noteworthy performances were shown by the team's sole freshman member, Addie Camak, senior co-captain Shields Bennett and junior Janie Grace Gilbert. The Broughton team now has a 3-2 record overall and in the Cap 8 conference. The Lady Caps are away tomorrow facing Heritage High School at 3:30pm. Good luck to our team as they travel to Heritage!


B. Waters (BRO) def. H, Anderson (WAK) 6-2, 6-1; M. Hardesty (BRO) def. L. Ivey 6-0, 6-1; E. Bell (BRO) def. A. Spaulding (WAK) 6-0, 6-0; S. Bennett (BRO) def. O. Tseng (WAK) 6-2, 6-0; A. Camak (BRO) def. S. Furgason (WAK) 6-1, 6-0; J.G. Gilbert (BRO) def. K. McCrabb (WAK) 6-0, 6-1.


Bell/Bennett (BRO) def. Anderson/Ivey (WAK) 8-2; Spaulding/Tseng (WAK) def. Marlowe/DeVivo (BRO) 8-6; Camak/Roth (BRO) def. Fergason/Morgan (WAK) 8-1.

Junior Janie Grace Gilbert and Freshman Addie Camak
Lacy Caps kidding around after sweeping the singles courts (L to R) Senior Hunter Cox, Freshman Addie Camak, Sophomores Meg Hardesty and Lily Roth.

The link to the MaxPreps page can be found here:,nc)/girls-tennis/home.htm

Volleyball Downs Enloe

Broughton improved to 7-0 and 2-0 in the Cap-8 with a 25-9, 25-7, 25-16 win at Enloe on Tuesday night.  The visitors jumped to a 10-1 lead in the first frame behind 9 consecutive service points from Claire Sawyer.  A kill from Kalee Vanderhorst knotted the score at 3-3 in the second stanza before Jade Demps reeled off 7 straight service points to give the Caps a 10-3 advantage.  A kill from Demps ended the set.  Claire Sawyer collected 5 straight service points to start the third game and give Broughton a 6-0 lead.  A kill from Nan Parrish closed out the match.

Kalee Vanderhorst (.357) and Grace Youngblood (.636) paced the Caps' attack with 7 kills each and Nan Parrish (.333) and Jade Demps (.556) each tallied 5 kills.  Demps pounded out a match-high 9 aces, Holli Smith tallied 7 aces and Claire Sawyer posted 6 aces.  Alden Willis scooped up 6 digs and Smith added 5 digs.  Sawyer handed out 20 assists and Sarah Brooks had 5 assists.

Broughton returns home on Thursday to play Heritage (4:30/5:30).

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News & Observer Area Top 25 Poll (9/4/16):

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Women's Tennis Edges Enloe

The Broughton Women's tennis team defeated Enloe 5-4 at home. The Lady Caps were led by the play of Becket Waters, Katie Burroughs and Elizabeth Bell in the singles courts. The teams were all tied at 4-4 with the #1 doubles match deciding the overall match outcome. Becket Waters and Meg Hardesty defeated Nija Price and Catherine Battle 8-5 and secured the win for the home team.
The Lady Caps play a makeup match tomorrow at home against Wakefield at 3:30pm. Come out and support the Lady Caps!!


N. Price (ENL) def. H. Cox (BRO) {Ret}, 4-6, 7-6; B. Waters (BRO) def. C. Battle (ENL), 6-1, 6-1; A. Liu (ENL) def. M. Hardesty (BRO), 6-2, 6-3; K. Burroughs (BRO) def. S. Komaragiri (ENL), 7-5, 6-2; E. Bell (BRO) def. J. Yu (ENL), 6-1, 6-1; K. Rodgers (ENL) def. B. Pharr (BRO), 1-6, 6-3, 1-0 (10-8).


Waters/Hardesty (BRO) def. Price/Battle (ENL), 8-5; Liu/Komargiri (ENL) def. Burroughs/Bell (BRO), 8-2; Pharr/Bennett (BRO) def. Yu/Rodgers (ENL), 8-5

Lady Caps Doubles partners Junior Becca Pharr and Senior Shields Bennett

Sophomore Lady Caps Lily Roth, Meg Hardesty and Becket Waters

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Friday, September 2, 2016

Football: E.Guilford Too Strong for Caps

Click here for article form Greensboro News & Record.

Eastern Guilford QB Dominique Graves cuts the corner against Raleigh Broughton during a 
non-conference matchup in Greensboro, N.C. on Sept. 1, 2016.

Volleyball Opens Cap-8 Play With Win at Wakefield

(Liz Condo/News & Observer)

The Caps (6-0, 1-0) downed host Wakefield (3-3, 1-0) 25-13, 25-20, 25-23 on Thursday night in the Cap-8 opener for both squads.  In the first frame kills by Kalee Vanderhorst and Jade Demps pushed Broughton to a 12-9 advantage. Another Vanderhorst kill stretched the margin to 18-11 and the Capitals closed the set with a 7-2 run.  The Wolverines knotted the second stanza at 10-10 before four aces from Alden Willis sparked a 6-0 spurt to give the visitors a 16-10 lead.  A kill by Vanderhorst and an ace by Demps made it 20-12. A block by Grace Youngblood and Peyton Kendall ended a 5-0 run by Wakefield that had pulled them to 20-17.  Kills by Demps and Vanderhorst accounted for Brougton's final two points of the set.  Grace Youngblood's kill gave the Caps a 3-1 lead to begin the third game but Wakefield tied things up at 7-7. A block by Nan Parrish and Claire Sawyer sparked a 9-3 burst by Broughton that swelled their lead to 16-10 after an ace by Holli Smith. A 5-0 run by Wakefield was brought to a halt by a kill from Vanderhorst and a block from Vanderhorst and Sawyer to make the score 18-15. The Wolverines pushed back and took a 23-22 lead before another Vanderhorst kill drew the Caps even.  Jade Demps pounded out two straight aces to end the match.

Kalee Vanderhorst led Broughton with a match-high 19 kills (.471) and six digs and Jade Demps tallied 8 kills (.471), 6 digs and a match-high 5 aces. Grace Youngblood posted 6 kills (.308) and 2 blocks and Nan Parrish posted 2 blocks and a kill.  Claire Sawyer collected 32 assists, 2 blocks and Alden Willis added 4 aces and 5 digs. Holli Smith scooped up 4 digs and posted a team-high 2.3 serve receive average (3.0 scale).  Ade Owokinarin led Wakefield with 9 kills and Gabbi Ingram added 3 aces and 3 blocks.  Erin McEneny dished out 11 assists and Gentry Benda posted 3 kills, 2 aces and 7 assists.

Broughton continues Cap-8 play next Tuesday at Enloe before returning home to face Heritage on Thursday.

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Broughton looks the part as No. 1-ranked team in win over Wakefield

Read more from N&O here.
See N&O pictures from the match here.

Broughton Caps Soccer - Early Season Stats & Info

In lieu of any game information last night, here are some statistics on the first six (6) games:

4 - Edson Candela-Perez

3 - Andrew Rossetti

2 - Abdulle Ibrahim, Cesar Gonzalez, Jack Ashby, Sam Stein

1 - Lex Varani, Lucas Beeson, Stephen Holloman, Donovan Nicholson, Alexis Santos, Jacob Hill, Graham Gunter

5 - Edson Candela-Perez

3 - Abdulle Ibrahim

2 - Andrew Rossetti, Lucas Beeson, Cesar Gonzalez, Jack Ashby, Donovan Nicholson

1 - Bryce Meredith, Jacob Hill, Harrison Lee, Luis Hernandez

Saves (GK):
13 - Clay Oxford

5 - Ryan Meredith

MaxPreps: Player of the Game
Knightdale (1-0 W) Lucas Beeson

East Wake (3-2 W) Jack Ashby

Cary (2-2 T) Cesar Gonzalez

Garner (8-0 W) Ryan Meredith

Apex (3-2 W) Andrew Rossetti

Clayton (5-0 W) Edson Candela-Perez

Threat of Inclement Weather Defeats Caps Soccer

The threat of inclement weather postponed the Broughton (5-0-1) v Athens Drive game last night.  The game will be rescheduled at a later date.  Enjoy the Labor Day Weekend-