Fall sports preview

Jack Krueger, Sports Editor

This year’s fall sports teams are off to an unprecedented start. Men’s soccer and Women’s volleyball are both undefeated thus far in the season. Broughton football started off the year with a win for the first time in years.

Broughton soccer has struggled in recent years and fallen from its dynastic dominance under former coach Izzy Hernandez. Recently, however, the Caps have rebounded and the possibility of returning to their historical glory has excited and spurred the team towards success. They have won five games to start the season and have been more successful scoring this year than in past. Juniors Ibrahim Mohamud and Elvis Wiredu and seniors Matt Brickhouse and Brandon Gettinger have sparked this newfound offensive fire power.

“We are doing great. Since the first day we have improved as a team and built good chemistry and that has contributed to our success. I hope we can continue to grow and win games.” junior Bryant O’Neal said.

The Women’s Volleyball team is off to a similarly successful start. They have won their first seven games, and are also excited about the prospects of a successful season. Those seven games include an impressive win over formerly second ranked Apex. Broughton is now ranked number two by the News and Observer.

“Hopefully this year we can make it to the state championship. We are basically the same team as last year, but we have added height, which helps a lot, and a new head coach,” said senior Marisa Buonpane.

The football team, while not undefeated, has already achieved more than expected of them. The News and Observer predicted the team would not win a single game all season. The Caps respond by winning the first game against Cary by a score of 41-16. The team followed that up with a close, last minute loss to Athens Drive. They were handily beat by a talented Garner squad, but have high expectations for the year.

“We had a shaky start with non-conference but going into conference we believe we can come out of it on the upper end of the Cap 8 and secure a playoff spot,” said senior Patrick Link.

The Broughton fall sports teams are excited about the prospects of the upcoming season and hope for successful seasons and deep playoff runs.