If the McPherson High soccer team felt any exhaustion from playing twice in less than 24 hours, they didn’t show it Tuesday as they dismantled Buhler 5-0.
“We came out and struggled dealing with Buhler’s attacking formation during the first 10 minutes,” MHS coach Chris Adrian said. “Once we made the adjustments needed, the team really started to click.”
Peter Horton got the ball rolling on offense for MHS (12-1) as he scored off a volley from Dylan Blosser, who then scored himself six minutes later on a solo breakaway. He would also score the third goal of the first half off an assist from Ryan Horton.
“Dylan played really well tonight,” Adrian said. “His strength and speed were really important and Buhler struggled to contain him.”
Ryan Horton picked up a goal of his own in the second half off an assist from Andric McGill. Kerrick Van Asselt rounded out the Bullpup scoring with a goal with an assist by Adam Bowers.
All told, McPherson took nine shots on goal. McPherson goal keeper Dylan Stos made two saves. Adrian also credited Bowers and Peter Horton for playing touch defense and shutting down Buhler’s best offensive weapons.
“It was a great win for the boys tonight,” Adrian said, “and leaves us one league game left against Circle to finish undefeated against league teams.”
MHS has no time to rest, however, as they turn around and play Valley Center in another road contest on Thursday at 5 p.m.
The Pups round out their regular season schedule next week with a pair of home games against Circle and Hutchinson.
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