The McPherson High School varsity and junior varsity soccer teams both dominated Mulvane Thursday night at home, winning by a combined score of 19-0.
The junior varsity won by a decisive score of 9-0, while the varsity was up 10-0 at halftime before the game was called due to mercy rule. McPherson head coach Chris Adrian was looking for a clean and injury free game against winless Mulvane, and he got just that from his Bullpups.
“Once the offense started playing simple -- taking what they gave us — we looked much better,” Adrian said. “The JV looked strong; they’ve been having a really nice season and it’s kind of gone unnoticed. The program is looking strong.”
In the varsity game, scoring chances came early and often for the Bullpups. Four minutes into the game, Samie Jaime sent a corner kick that bounced off a Mulvane player for the first goal.
After going scoreless for about 10 minutes, the floodgates opened when Darrius Armstrong smoked a ball past the goaltender for a goal. The Bullpups scored two goals within the next couple of minutes — Britton Haigh scored with 24 minutes remaining in the half and Armstrong scored again 29 seconds later.
Samie Jaime scored the fifth goal, while Drew Schrader and Jael Jaime combined to score the next four goals. Connor Williams scored the 10th and final goal, as the Bullpups cruised to an easy victory.
Armstrong and Schrader each finished with two goals and two assists. Jael Jaime also scored two goals.
Cody Achilles led the junior varsity team to a 9-0 win. Achilles notched four goals and two assists, while Logan Ediger also helped out with two goals of his own. Three different Bullpups scored the other three goals.
The Bullpups are back home on Tuesday when they host El Dorado.
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