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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Caps wrap up week with win over Wake Forest

Broughton earned its second win of the week Thursday night with a 3-2 defeat of visiting Wake Forest.

The game initially looked like it was going to be an offensive explosion, with three goals being scored in the first 10 minutes, but goals were harder to come by as the game wore on.

Meredith Brown, Lucy Krueger and Elizabeth Gilchrist
Junior Lucy Krueger got the scoring started less than four minutes into the game when she nailed a shot into the upper 90 from more than 20 yards out, putting the Caps up 1-0. But about five minutes later, the Cougars tied the score with a perfectly placed free kick that sailed into the goal.

Broughton responded quickly, taking less than three minutes to regain the lead. Freshman Elizabeth Gilchrist buried a pass from junior Anne Lassiter Barnes to put the Caps back on top 2-1.

That was the halftime score, thanks in part to a great save by freshman keeper Sydney Spoor on a Wake Forest shot in the 13th minute.

The Caps wasted little time adding to their lead once play resumed in the second half, with junior Meredith Brown ripping a shot from just outside the box in the 44th minute. Freshman Aislynn Grantz had the assist. 

Broughton then held off several Wake Forest attacks, including one shot that hit the post, until a Cougar attacker managed to score with less than five minutes remaining in the game. That would turn out to be the last score of the game - a 3-2 win for the Caps - that takes Broughton to 2-2 in Cap 8 play.

Broughton returns to action on Monday, with a road game at undefeated Wakefield.

A birthday celebration breaks out after the win

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