In a game that saw #11 Broughton go 3-0 down early into the second half, the Caps never stopped fighting and scored two goals in the last 45 seconds to come out on the wrong end of a 3-2 game. The loss ends the season with a 15-7-2 record for the boys.
Despite our having beaten the Warriors in the first game of the season, it was East Wake who came out aggressively and looked all the part of a #3 seed. They played to their strengths (height and long throw-ins) and scored two goals in the first 25 minutes. The Caps really only had one chance from Freshman Edson Candela-Perez that went over the bar. We were lucky to get out of the first half only down 2.
The Caps came out strong in the second half and had several good chances from Cesar Gonzalez, Lucas Beeson and Abdulle Ibrahim - but just couldn't get past the East Wake GK. East Wake then, with 20 minutes to play, scored what turned out to be the winning goal to go up 3-0. However, there was no quit in our boys, and Broughton dominated the last 20 minutes while the Warriors sat back to defend. Andrew Rossetti had double digit long throws into the box that we could just not put home.
Finally, with less than a minute left, the pressure paid off as Andrew took a pass from Cesar and played an excellent cross to the feet of Lucas who scored to make it 1-3 (VIDEO).
Then, not 20 seconds later, Senior captains Esteban Salinas-Noyola and Graham Gunter combined on a long throw-in and header to make it 2-3 (VIDEO).
With only 10 seconds left after that goal, East Wake simply kicked the kickoff out of bounds and the ball game ended.
It has been a great year for the team and I'll send out a recap later to highlight the season and why there should be a tremendous amount of optimism for the future. Go Caps Go!