The McPherson High School girls soccer team scored 11 goals, attempted 22 shots, and did not allow a single El Dorado shot Tuesday night at McPherson Stadium.
The McPherson High School girls soccer team scored 11 goals, attempted 22 shots, and did not allow a single El Dorado shot — let alone a serious scoring opportunity — Tuesday night at McPherson Stadium.
The third-ranked Bullpups did all of this in only one half, as 40 minutes was all that was needed for a convincing 11-0 win.
The talent disparity between the two teams was evident, and McPherson head coach Chris Adrian was glad to see his team use this as a chance to get better, instead of possibly overlooking the winless Wildcats.
“This was an opportunity for the girls to have a light-game, have a little fun, and everyone got to score a lot of goals,” Adrian said. “What I told them before the game was we needed to make sure that we get better from this game. I thought we played very hard tonight.”
The McPherson goals came early and often, including a quick two goals in the first five minutes by Aislinn Hughes and Alayna Wallace. Wallace had a hat trick by the 14:27 minute mark, while Hughes would go on to score another goal and notch an assist.
Eight different Bullpups scored a goal on Tuesday: Rylee Schrader, Jaycee Burghart, Heidi Myers, Jessie Kynaston, Claire Hedlund, and Natalie Hedlund all got in on the fun. Adrian was able to get most of his bench into the game, which is good news as the Bullpups prepare for a difficult two-game stretch against Wichita Collegiate and Newton on Thursday and Friday.
“Those are going to be two big games,” Adrian said. “Wichita Collegiate is much better than they have been in years past; there are a few 4A schools that kind of look like Newton so it will be good practice for us.”
The Bullpups are at Collegiate on Thursday and home to Newton on Friday.
The junior varsity team put on a similar show with a dominating 10-0 win. Seven different Bullpups scored a goal, led by a hat trick by Adison Fishback and two goals from Kelsey Wilson.
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