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.