MHS kickers breeze by El Dorado

By Steve Sell
April 19, 2017
Kendall Shaw

There really wasn’t much else McPherson High girls soccer coach Chris Adrian could do.

The goals came at a fast-and-furious pace for his Bullpups here Tuesday against El Dorado and even though he constantly subbed out his regulars, there was no stopping his team.

MHS needed only a half to reach the mercy rule, with one goal to spare, as the Bullpups were an 11-0 winner to move to 6-2 on the season as the team reached the halfway point of the schedule.

MHS clearly had the advantage in experience as the Wildcats didn’t have many players with the skillset of the Bullpups.

“Actually I saw a few of the (MHS) players come off the bench and do a good job,” said Adrian, whose team normally doesn’t take much away from such a lopsided victory other than stuffing the stat sheet. “I thought Mary Anne (Wurm) did great, that throw-in was a missile into the box. Natalie Hedlund scored a goal right away. It was just a good opportunity for the girls to have a little bit of a light game and they had some fun.”

Alayna Wallace had a glittering night with three goals and two assists. Aislinn Hughes scored two and had two assists. Also with goals were Rylee Schrader, Jaycee Burghart, Heidi Myers, Jessie Kynaston, Claire Hedlund and Natalie Hedlund. Other assists went to Wurm and Addison Wash.

The MHS JVs were just as overpowering. Addison Fishback was credited with a hat trick and Kesley Wilson had two goals. Others were by Stacey Pham, Hannah Dossett, Natalie Hedlund and Daphne Carrillo. Dossett had a pair of assists, while Wurm, Carrillo and Kaliah Tice had one each.

The competition is much tougher the rest of the week as MHS has a tough game Thursday at Wichita Collegiate, then hosts Newton on Friday in what should be a donnybrook.