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Monday, March 27, 2017

Caps run over by Wakefield Wolverines

Broughton got off to a great start Monday night, scoring the game's first goal and keeping an undefeated Wakefield team off the scoreboard for the first 15 minutes. But the Wolverines unrelenting attack ultimately proved to be too much for the Caps, who suffered a 1-7 road loss.

The Caps first -- and only -- goal came in the fifth minute when senior Zoe Neijna tapped in a beautiful cross by junior Anne Lassiter Barnes. The Wakefield defense was able to scramble to break up another opportunity by Barnes a few minutes later.

But once Wakefield finally scored, in the 15th minute, the flood gates broke open. Wakefield took a 3-1 lead into halftime, and tacked on another four goals in the second half.

Earlier, the junior varsity team got a brilliant goal from Kate Lewis and stout defense from keeper Emma Passey to rally for a 1-1 tie against Wakefield. 

The Wolverines jumped in front 1-0 midway through the first half when a corner kick landed in front of the Caps' goal and Wakefield banged it in for a score. Broughton swarmed back in the second half, getting on the scoreboard when Lewis ran down a gorgeous ball up the field and fired from 18 yards out over the arms of the goalie.

Wakefield had multiple chances after that to break the 1-1 tie. But Passey slapped away two shots, knocking one over the crossbar, and dove to smother another loose ball only yards from the goal. Another save, with 3:29 to play, snuffed Wakefield's last chance.
 
The Caps are back in action on Wednesday, when they travel to Enloe for the second of three road games this week.

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