Boys Soccer

Gibbons gets 2-1 win over Broughton in soccer

Posted September 26

— Following its Wake County Championship win over the weekend, Cardinal Gibbons continued its momentum and remained undefeated on the road with a 2-1 win over Broughton.

The teams traded shots at the goal in the first half with Broughton taking four shots on goal and Cardinal Gibbons taking three shots on goal.

In the 30th minute, Cardinal Gibbons was able to get on the board from a free kick. Sal Bottone kept the shot on the ground as it rolled right into the goal keeper’s hands, but as he fell on top of it it went through his legs for the goal.

The Crusaders went into the half leading 1-0.

The pace picked up and yellow cards were given out to both teams in the second half.

In the 60th minute, Alex Contreras laid his cross on the ground in front of the goal to Chris Thorburn for an easy tap-in for the Crusaders' second goal.

Thorburn almost had his second goal of the night on a breakaway one-on-one match-up with Clay Oxford in the 73rd minute, but Oxford came up with his ninth save of the night.

Broughton played through the end. In the 80th minute, Broughton gained its first goal of the game. Jack Eubanks took a free kick inside the box putting it off center to the left of the goal for Ewan Reynolds to head in.

The Caps attempted to scramble for one more goal to tie up the game but came up short.

Cardinal Gibbons lengthens its undefeated record to 11-0-1 with the win and will play at home against Southeast Raleigh on Sept. 27th at 6 p.m. Broughton falls to 7-4, dropping its fourth straight game, and will play at home again on Sept. 27th at 6 p.m. against Sanderson.

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