Bullpup kickers blanked by Dodge City

By Steve Sell
October 09, 2015

DODGE CITY — McPherson High’s soccer team doesn’t lose very often, but when it does it seems like the opponent scores a lot of goals.

Dodge City jumped on MHS for a 6-0 victory on Thursday, dropping the Bullpups to 9-3 on the season. In the three losses, they have given up 17 goals.

MHS, normally an offensive machine itself, managed just one shot on goal.

“We didn't come into this game 100 percent. Several players were banged up or missing because they were sick, but that is not the reason we got embarrassed 6-0,” MHS coach Chris Adrian said. “We lost because we didn't give 100 percent. We've got to be more mentally tough than we were today and go out and simply compete no matter the circumstances. In the first half we gave up five goals, which is the second time in three games we have done that. The second half we woke up and played better, but by then it was too late. Devin Cape and Jose Arriola both had great games and were bright spots. They worked their tails off and played extremely tough the entire game.”

The Bullpups wrap up a four-game road trip on Tuesday when they go to Salina Central.

The MHS JVs were defeated 2-0 in their game.