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McPhersonSentinel - McPherson, KS
  • MHS blitzes to 7-0 win

  • McPherson High School set the tone of Tuesday’s road game against Augusta in the JV game, as the Bullpups scored their first goal 90 seconds into the game.
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  • McPherson High School set the tone of Tuesday’s road game against Augusta in the JV game, as the Bullpups scored their first goal 90 seconds into the game.
    The varsity Pups decided to play a game of “anything you can do, I can do better,” as they scored on Augusta inside of a minute to start the game and had three goals within the first eight minutes to put a 7-0 win on ice before halftime.
    “The way a team starts is so important,” MHS coach Chris Adrian said. “Especially against a team like Augusta, who we figured would come out defensive and try to keep us off the scoreboard. Often, these types of games can be frustrating because it can be difficult to score against a defensive team.”
    McPherson didn’t need to worry, however, as Kerrick van Asselt had the Pup’s first goal off an assist from Peter Horton. Horton would then go on to get a hat trick plus one over the course of the first half, scoring two goals solo and the two with assists from Ethan Nadeau and Dylan Blosser.
    “Peter played amazing for us tonight,” Adrian said. “These stats are even more impressive when you think he practically did it in one half. Peter Horton and Blosser are working well off each other and creating great goal scoring chances.”
    Blosser picked up one more assist in the second half, as he set up Adam Bowers goal, then had one of his own to close out the Pups’ scoring bonanza.
    McPherson had 16 total shots on goal, while goalkeeper Dylan Stos made three saves.
    Adrian rotated younger players into the lineup in the second half, and note they acquitted themselves well.
    “It was a good game where we had a lot of younger players step up and impress when they got their chance in the second half of the varsity game,” he said. “Players are improving and we are starting to look like a much more complete team with depth than we were at the start of the season. We know head into a very difficult portion of the season where we will play some important games.”
    One of those games is Thursday, as the Bullpups (6-1) will host Salina Central Thursday night at 7:30 p.m at McPherson Stadium.

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