WINFIELD— In a make-up game on Wednesday, the McPherson High School girls soccer team continued to dominate each team that stands in its way. Winfield was next in line as the Lady Pups shut out the Lady Vikings 10-0, extending their winning streak to nine.
The Bullpups recorded 15 shots on goal. Anna Nason had a big night as she put on a hat trick performance, which marks Bullpup's ninth hat trick this season. Her first two goals were back-to-back. Michaela Bowers and Claire Hedlund gave her the assist. She would later score her third goal in the second half assisted by Lauren Hein.
"Anna Nason had a really strong game and deserved her hat trick," Bullpups Head Coach Chris Adrian said. "She works so hard and makes a lot of intelligent runs, opening up space for others."
Hannah Hageman and Hedlund also had their fair share of goals-and-assists combination. Hageman scored the Bullpup's third goal off Hedlund's assist, and Hageman returned the favor by assisting Hedlund's first goal of the evening. The Bullpups led 4-0 in the first half.
The Bullpups added six more goals in the second half. Outside of Nason's hat trick, Hageman and Hedlund each scored their second goal of the evening. Jaycee Burghart, Kenzee Godwin and Megan Everhart also contributed with one goal each. Bowers led the Bullpups with two assists along with making her presence on the defensive end. After the 10th goal, the match ended with only five minutes left.
"The girls came out with a lot more fire and intensity in the second half and really dominated the game, resulting in the team scoring its 10th goal with about five minutes to go in the game," Adrian said. "I thought Michaela Bowers also had a strong game on defense. She really seems to be finding her best form at the right time after missing half the season with a quad injury. Those early season injuries have really helped this team develop a ton of depth now that everyone is healthy.
From the center forward, all the way back to the goalkeeper, this team has capable players ready and waiting if they need to be called upon."
At 13-1, the Bullpups have outscored their opponents 82-7. Eight games resulted in shutouts and five of their wins were by the goal rule. The final two games will be the toughest test in their regular season. On Friday, they have a rematch with Maize South High School on the road at 6:30 p.m. Maize South gave the Bullpups their only lost back in Mar.29 during the McPherson Invitational. The Lady Pups lost 2-1 on that day. They will return home to take on Buhler High School for the AVCTL Division-III title on Tuesday.
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