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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Caps Stellar Season Draws to a Close

The Broughton Girls' Lacrosse team suffered a disappointing loss at home Tuesday night to bring to an end their outstanding 2017 campaign.

This team:

  • achieved a 17-2 record for the season
  • were undefeated conference champs
  • reached the East Region Finals
  • and had the #1 GPA among all girls' lacrosse teams in North Carolina

Congrats to seniors Marcy Waters, Reed Proctor, Sydney Russell, Carson Harvey, Sarah Goodwin Brook, Wooten Joyce, Georgia Davis, Lawson Strickland, Katie Childrey and Carol Seigler.

And special thanks and congratulations to our coaches Jen Yoder, Mindy Hope, and Kathy Womack.
Coach Yoder was selected as the outstanding spring sports coach at Broughton this year.

Thanks to all of you for a great season!

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Caps Advance to East Finals

The Broughton Girls' Lacrosse Team defeated the Hoggard Vikings 11-9 at home Friday night to advance to the East Finals in the NCHSAA playoffs.

The game was hard fought from start to finish.  The Vikings started the game with a 3-0 run, and did not allow a Broughton goal in the first nine minutes of the game.  The Caps then heated up, and tied the game at 4-4 at the 13:00 mark in the first half.  Hoggard responded by scoring twice to take a 6-4 lead at the half.

Broughton scored the first two goals of the second half to tie the game at 6-6.  Hoggard scored again to take a brief lead, which the Caps quickly brought to a 7-7. Tie. Then at 10:13, the Caps took their first lead, 8-7, after which Hoggard scored again to tie the game at 8. At 8:54 the Caps scored to take a lead they never relinquished.  Broughton then fought off the Vikings in the waning minutes to win 11-9.

Four players scored for Broughton:  Carol Seigler (5), Margaret Anne Warner (3), EJ Fuller (2), and Sydney Russell (1).

The Caps defense were outstanding throughout the game in the face of the Vikings' relentless attack. Goalie Carson Harvey had two critical saves at the end of the game to preserve the Caps' slim lead.

For more on the game, see this article in today's N&O:http:

The Caps resume play Tuesday night at home in the East Finals against Cardinal Gibbons.

#21 Caps Goalie Carson Harvey 

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Lady Caps Strive to Be Better

Last year in the fourth round of the lacrosse playoffs, the Lady Caps were playing Wakefield. At halftime the score was 8-7 in favor of Wakefield. Inclement weather mixed with lightning was in the area and the game was called before starting the second half and Wakefield was awarded the win due to NC High School rules.

This season the regular season meeting with Wakefield allowed the team to chip away some of the pain from last years playoff game loss with a 19-8 win.

The episode has been used as positive motivation this season. Be Better with a lightning bolt is the team mantra.

Friday night the team hosts Hoggard in the fourth round of the playoffs. It's their opportunity to move one game closer to the state championship.

Caps drop playoff game to Green Hope

The Lady Caps battled top-seeded and undefeated Green Hope for 80 minutes Wednesday night, but ultimately lost 4-1 in the first round of the state playoffs.

Broughton wasted no time in taking the fight to Green Hope, just missing on a couple of scoring chances in the games's first six minutes. The Caps failed to convert a corner kick in the first two minutes, and a strong shot by junior Meredith Brown from outside the box a few minutes later was a tad high.

Green Hope regrouped, and scored the first goal about eight minutes into the half. But Broughton's defense stiffened, and shut down repeated scoring chances by the Falcons throughout the rest of the half. 

Keeper Sydney Spoor made a handful of saves, including back-to-back stops about midway through the first half. Senior Savannah Jones, playing like she was not ready for her Broughton career to be over, used her speed to make several stops. Freshman Adair Warner, sophomore Ava Neijna, senior Liza Cozart and others were were active in stifling the Falcons' attacks. Junior Lucy Krueger cleared a dangerous ball in the final minute of the first half to preserve the one-goal margin going into halftime.

Green Hope continued to attack as the second half began, and Spoor made another great save about seven minutes into the half. But the Falcons managed to tack on two more goals - one in which it appeared Spoor was interfered with - in a three-minute span to take a 3-0 lead.

Broughton kept battling, though, and Brown nailed a free kick from outside the box about midway through the half to get the Caps on the scoreboard. The goal was the first scored against Green Hope in its last eight games.

Green Hope rebounded, tacking on an additional goal with about five minutes remaining to make the final score 4-1. 

In the game's final minutes, senior co-captains Jones and Zoe Neijna came off the field to the applause of their teammates and Broughton's fans.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Caps Advance to Fourth Round of State Playoffs

The Broughton Girls' Lacrosse Team defeated East Chapel Hill 20-9 at home Tuesday night in a third round game of the NCHSAA state playoffs.

Last week East Chapel Hill defeated Wakefield 13-9, which created the expectation of a tense match between ECH and BHS. However, the Caps began Tuesday night's game with intensity, and took a 9-0 lead in the first ten minutes.  Their lead grew to 14-2 at halftime, and with the exception of a brief rally at the beginning of the second half, the Wildcats never challenged the Caps effort.

Senior Georgia Davis led all scorers with five goals.  Rounding out Broughton's balanced attack were Addie Camak, Sydney Russell, EJ Fuller and Carol Seigler with three each, and Margaret Anne Warner, Bailey Burgess and Lily DiCaprio with one apiece.

The Caps advance to Friday night's fourth round game, and will host Hoggard at home.

Apex ends men's lacrosse season

The men's varsity lacrosse team faced Apex in the 3rd round of playoffs. The tightly challenged match ended 10-9 in favor of Apex.

Read the N&O Recap >>

Game Photos >>

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Caps Golf has Strong Second Day to FInish 4th in State 4 A Championship

The Caps completed a successful season with a strong second day performance at Pinehurst # 6 to finish 4th in the State. 

The team started slow on Monday with a total team score of 313 placing us in a four way tie for 6th place.  Coach Marlowe and Coach Smith had never had a team finish out of the top four in the State leaving the team with its work cut out for it on day two to keep this streak alive.  The team met the challenge and  responded improving 13 shots on day two with a score of 300 to capture solo 4th place in the event. 

The scores that counted for Broughton each day came from Peter Fountain, Jimbo Stanley, Biggs Hawley and Connor Jones.  Notable individual performances included:

Peter Fountain (Freshman)    9th place finish with scores of 73/75
Jimbo Stanley (Senior)          15th place finish with scores of 76/74
Biggs Hawley (Sophomore)  20th place finish with scores of 80/71

To recap the season:

Cap 8 Conference Champions- Undefeated Season
Six Players Earn All Conference Honors
Top 4 Finish in the State

The Caps all have busy summer schedules with Jimbo Stanley preparing for his college golf career at East Carolina and the rest of the team working hard to continue the great Caps Golf Tradition next year. 
Caps Fans Watch Finishing Hole

Sunday, May 7, 2017

LAX Teams Win Opening Playoff Matches

Both boy's and girl's lacrosse teams hosted their opening playoff games at home. They entered in the second round after a bye for round one.

Twenty goals were scored by both teams. The Lady Caps held off Heritage without allowing any goals. Jack Britt managed to score 5 goals against the boy's team.

Broughton will host a doubleheader on Tuesday. The ladies will face East Chapel Hill and the men will host the SWAC champions - Apex.

Lady Caps vs Heritage Photos >>

Boy's LAX vs Jack Britt Photos >>

Friday, May 5, 2017

Caps Shut Out Huskies to Advance in Playoffs

The Broughton Girls Lacrosse team defeated Heritage 20-0 Thursday night at home to win their second round state playoff game.

The Caps defense, led by senior Carson Harvey in goal, did not allow a Heritage goal, producing the Caps' first shutout this season.  Broughton's defense also featured Marcy Waters, Reed Proctor, Anika Pace, Greer Eckard and Abigail Pugh.  Heritage is one of the better teams in conference, and played with intensity throughout the game, yet were unable to score against Broughton's outstanding defense.

On offense, the Caps were led by senior Carol Seigler with 6 goals, along with Addie Camak with four, Sydney Russell and Margaret Anne Warner with three each, EJ Fuller with two,  and Leaha Renee Burgess and Georgia Davis with one apiece.

Broughton advances to the third round on Tuesday May 9 at home against the winner of the Wakefield/East Chapel Hill contest.

Also of note for this team is that they are currently ranked by MaxPreps as having the highest GPA among all girls' lacrosse teams in North Carolina.  Congrats Caps!

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Baseball seniors celebrate with final home win

The varsity baseball team hosted Enloe for Senior Night. The seniors did not disappoint and contributed to the 5-2 win.

Game Photos >>

Monday, May 1, 2017

Cap's Golf Survives and Advances

The Caps Men's Golf team finished tied for second in the Mid East Regionals today playing in very windy conditions at the Neuse Golf Club.   The Caps finished with a team score of 301 which tied Panther Creek and was only five shots back from Green Hope.  All three teams advance to the State Championship in Pinehurst next week.

The Caps showed a lot of fortitude today with several players starting slow on the front nine and then rebounding on the back nine.  The top four scores that counted for Broughton included:

Connor Jones (JR)       74
Peter Fountain (FR)     74
Jimbo Stanley (SR)      76
Biggs Hawley (SO)      77

Seniors Celebrate With Victory Over Enloe

Friday night was filled with emotions as we celebrated the 10 senior women on this year’s Broughton Women’s Lacrosse team.  As the fans celebrated in the stands, the seniors celebrated on the field as all the seniors got in on the action.  In the first half, it was the potent Broughton offense and the stingy defense led by Senior Co-Captain Reed Procter giving Broughton a 13 – 3 half-time lead.  In the 2nd half, the defensive players also got offensive and the final score was Broughton 18 and Enloe 6.  With the win, the team finished the conference regular season undefeated with an 8-0 record and an overall record of 14-1.

While the normal offensive players got the scoring going in the first half, it was Senior Marcy Waters that got the defense started when she scooped up a ground ball and rambled all the way down to the offensive zone where she found the back of the net for a goal.  In the 2nd half we saw Senior defenseman Lawson Strickland get the edge on 3 defenders and fire a rocket in the upper corner of the net.  A few minutes later, Carol Seigler had another one of her team leading 6 assists with a pinpoint pass to defense-man Sarah Goodwin Brook, who caught the goalie by surprise with a quick wrister for the 3rd goal by the defense.

As always, the Broughton offense was too much for the Eagles to slow down.  The team continued to show its versatility as 11 different players scored during the game.  Of the 18 goals scored, the senior team members accounted for 14 of those goals.  Senior Co-Captains Sidney Russell and Carol Seigler led the offensive scorers with 3 goals each, followed by fellow seniors Georgia Davis and Wooten Joyce with 2 goals each and senior Katie Childrey rounding out the senior scoring with 1 goal.  Leah Renee Burgess led the underclassmen with 2 goals and Emily Clark Joyner and Lily DiCaprio added a goal each. 

We also saw a strong goalie performance by Senior Carson Harvey in the first half with 4 saves and by Emily Nicholas in the second half with 3 saves. 

After a strong regular season, the Broughton Women’s Lacrosse team will now begin preparation for the playoffs, as they await the playoff brackets to be released by Tuesday.