After a one week break from its last soccer match, the McPherson High School boys soccer team didn't miss a beat as the Bullpups shut out Winfield High School 10 -0 on Tuesday evening. The Bullpups are on a four-game winning streak and improve to 11-2 on the season, and gets a share of the in AVCTL D-III league title.
McPherson recorded 22 shots on goal, and seven different Bullpups scored at least once on the Vikings. Britton Haigh led the Bullpups with a hat-trick performance in goals and assists. The final goal in the second half clinched the victory for McPherson with only 13 minutes to spare. Samy Jaime set the tone in the first five minutes of the first half with back-to-back goals. Trenton Stecklein, Cody Achilles, Caden Hargrave and Logan Ediger all picked up one goal each in their shutout win.
"That was the best soccer we've played in terms of our movement, our passing, we played as a team, and it was just beautiful to watch," Bullpups Head coach Chris Adrian said. "We were just admiring what the guys were doing."
Achilles also had a big night in the assist category as he tied with Haigh with three. Adrian knew he could've had more because of how much he enjoyed setting up plays for McPherson.
"He probably had like six hockey assists, whether it's his movements or the pass of the guy who made the assist, he played a really good game. Hopefully, you were able to see what we have been working on for the last week. It was that combination play. "
With three more games left, the Bullpups are in the final stretch of the season in which Adrian believes will be the toughest matchups before the start of the postseason. It starts with Hutchinson High School this coming Thursday.
"Hutch has an identity, and I love it.," Adrian said. "They go out and compete really hard, whether they have the most talented player on the field, doesn't change how they play. They always go hard. I expected a battle, and it's a game we need because we have about three in a row that has been pretty easy for us, so we need to be tested again."
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