blank'/> Broughton Sports Update: Caps Start Conference Strong With 6-1 Win Against Wake Forest

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

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.



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