Boys Soccer

Broughton uses mercy rule against Middle Creek, 9-0

Posted September 11

— Broughton continued its undefeated streak on Monday night against Middle Creek in a 9-0 victory.

The Capitals ended the game in the 64th minute, applying the mercy rule to the Mustangs.

Jack Ashby was the first to put the Capitals on the board from a free kick during the 8th minute from 25 yards out. Erik Johnsen added a header on an assist from Stephen Holloman to make it 2-0.

With a corner kick during the 38th minute, Scott Rostick assisted John White to extend the lead 3-0.

Before the break, Middle Creek keeper Alex Richardson was given a red card for a handball penalty outside the box, which brought Cesar Torres Guzeman on the field as his replacement.

Broughton held a 3-0 lead over the Mustangs at halftime.

As the second half began, rain began to fall, but that didn’t dampen Broughton's attack on Middle Creek.

Ashby scored his second goal of the game early in the second half off an assist from Andrew Rossetti. Then Rossetti scored a solo goal of his own moments later, pushing the Caps' lead to 5-0.

Lucas Beeson attempted a shot on goal later in the half, but it was Than Zin Oo who scored on the rebound to make it 6-0.

Beeson did find the net on a breakaway during the 53rd minute, giving the Capitals a 7-0 lead. Broughton had a quick turnaround and scored twice in within the next two minutes.

Senior Stephen Holloman headed the ball in for the final goal, giving Broughton a 9-0 victory with 16 minutes left in the second half.

Broughton’s unbeaten streak extends to six games with the win. The Capitals are now 6-0 and will travel to Southeast Raleigh on Wednesday for the Cap 7 Conference opener at 6 p.m.

After the loss, Middle Creek drops to 1-6-1 on the season and will host Lee County in non-conference play on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.

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