blank'/> Broughton Sports Update: Caps drop rain-soaked game at Wake Forest

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Caps drop rain-soaked game at Wake Forest

Broughton's recent scoring difficulties continued to haunt them on Wednesday, when they lost a 2-1 contest at Wake Forest that was cut short because of thunder.

The Caps have struggled to convert scoring opportunities in recent games, recording a total of three goals in their last three games. That pattern continued Wednesday as the Caps met the Cougars in an afternoon game played in a steady downpour.

Neither team was able to make much happen during the first half, but Broughton managed to get on the scoreboard late in the half when junior Anne Lassiter Barnes crossed the ball to junior Meredith Brown waiting in front of the goal. Brown finished the cross to give the Caps a 1-0 lead at the half.

Broughton had more scoring chances in the second half, but it was Wake Forest that found the back of the net -- in the 45th and 56th minutes.

The Caps played with more energy after losing the lead, but were unable to get a shot on frame. The game ended in a 2-1 loss for the Caps when it was called with about 16 minutes remaining because of thunder in the area.

Broughton is now 6-5 on the year and 3-4 in Cap 8 play. Broughton returns to the field Thursday night for a home game against Heritage. The game is scheduled for 6 pm, instead of the usual 6:30 start time.

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