MULVANE — A week off and fresh legs added up to a 9-0 McPherson High soccer victory over Mulvane on Thursday.
The Bullpups, who had been off for a week, jumped all over the Wildcats to lead 4-0 at the half. It didn’t get any better for Mulvane in the second half as it offered little resistance against the well-executing MHS attack.
“This was a nice bounce-back win after a disappointing loss to Hutch last week,” said MHS coach Chris Adrian, whose team is now 7-3 on the season. “We had a solid week of practice and the boys have been working extremely hard. Mulvane put a lot of players back on defense and packed the middle of the field. I thought we did a nice job of using our wide players to get behind their defense.”
The Wildcats hung in early, but then the game got away from them.
“Their keeper made some solid saves early to keep them in the game, but once we got the third goal late in the first half, we really started to dominate,” Adrian said. “We've played a lot of tough and tight games during the first half of the season, so it was nice to have a big lead in the second half where some of the second-team players could get more minutes. The boys had a lot of fun and played some nice team soccer while doing it. Andric McGill dominated the stat book once again with four goals and an assist, but it was his work rate specifically in the second half which impressed me most. When he plays that hard and gets others involved, he becomes almost impossible to guard.”
In addition to four goals by McGill, others were scored by Drew Schrader, Patrick Munsey, Connor Williams, Jael Jaime and Tyler Hoxie. Jackson Lloyd had two assists, while others were by McGill, Munsey, Schrader, Luke Brossard and Austin Monroe.
The MHS JVs also won, 9-0. Trey Hett and Jael Jaime came up with a rarity in that both scored hat tricks in the same game. Sammy Jaime, Ryan Gawanda and Mitch Harger tallied the other goals. Sammy Jaime also had two assists, while Gawanda and Rhett Edmonson had one apiece.
MHS stays on the road Tuesday to play El Dorado before hosting defending 5A champ Salina South on Thursday.