MHS kickers breeze by Hutch

By Steve Sell
April 15, 2016
File - Kendall Shaw

HUTCHINSON — McPherson High’s girls soccer team has reached the halfway point of the season with a 7-1 record.

The Bullpups achieved that mark on Friday afternoon by cruising past the Hutchinson Salthawks, 5-1.

It could have been a lot worse. The Bullpups placed a whopping 20 shots on frame, scoring twice in the first half and three times in the second half.

"We had so many good looks but struggled to finish," MHS coach Chris Adrian said. "The field was in rough shape and the wind was in our face which didn’t help. Finally with about 5 minutes to go in the half, Aislinn Hughes got on the end of a perfect Alayna Wallace corner and scored the first goal. Jessie (Kynaston) quickly added a second after gathering the ball near her own box and dribbling what felt like the entire length of the field scoring a great individual goal."

Aislinn Hughes, coming off a three-goal game on Tuesday, added two more. Jessie Kynaston, Breckon Kaufman and Hannah Hageman all added singletons. All of the goals were unassisted except for one, which was assisted by Alayna Wallace.

“We know that we have some really tough games coming up which aren’t going to give us that many good looks at goal, so we will have to take our chances better against them,” Adrian said. “Getting a win against Hutch was great for the girls though. It’s a bit of a rivalry because so many of our girls have played against their players growing up. Hutch had also beaten us the last 3 years and the seniors weren’t going to go out this year without a win.”

Abby Jantz was in goal in the first half and Riley Hett took over after the break.

There was no JV game.

The Bullpups begin the second half of the season on Tuesday by hosting Class 6A power Derby at Grant Complex.