Class 6A, 5A or 4A, it doesn't seem to matter for the McPherson High soccer team.
The Bullpups stepped up two classes here Thursday night, but the jump made little difference in a 4-0 victory over 6A Junction City, their 10th in 11 games.
It was a 2-0 game at the half, but it could have been much more. The Bullpups' deft passing set up several scoring opportunities, but MHS either couldn't finish or outstanding Junction City goalie Ammon Borjas would make a sensational save, as he was as good as anybody the Bullpups have seen this year. MHS had a 6-0 advantage in shots, as the Bluejays were on their heels for most of the 40 minutes.
"You've got to give him (Borjas) a lot of credit," MHS coach Chris Adrian said. "Any other goalie and it would have been 10-0. It wasn't so much of us not finishing, but their goalie making tremendous saves. We had more shots on goal this game than any other game, their keeper just played out of his mind."
Adam Bowers did sneak the first goal past Borjas, while the second was by Nick Torres off a corner kick by Dylan Babcock.
MHS had a chance early in the second half to make it 3-0, as Torres took a penalty kick, only to be stopped by Borjas.
It took nearly 20 minutes before MHS dented the board again, as Peter Horton took a pass from Dylan Blosser to make a deposit.
The final goal was by Bowers, off a throw-in by Ryan Horton.
MHS had an amazing 17-0 advantage in shots, as it again possessed the ball nearly the entire game. Goalie Dylan Stos almost never touched it.
MHS JVs 5, JUNCTION CITY 0 — Allan Arriola and Ethan VanDorn had big games, as the Bullpups dominated from start to finish.
Arriola scored two goals and had an assist, while VanDorn scored a goal and assisted on two others.
Adrian Garcia and Jeremy Krehbiel also scored for MHS.
The Bullpups get a much-needed break, as they are off until Thursday when they host Dodge City.