There are some soccer players who would dearly love to score six goals in a season.
McPherson High’s Dylan Blosser did it in just over a half here Tuesday night.
Blosser was on fire as he scored four goals during an 8-0 MHS first half against Circle, then scored two quick goals in the second half to end the game with 33 minutes to go, as the Bullpups were able to conserve energy in anticipation of Thursday’s regular-season finale here against Hutchinson.
MHS, ranked No. 2 in Class 4A, is now 14-1.
“Dylan Blosser was on his game,” MHS coach Chris Adrian said. “He did that playing very unselfishly, too. The way we played tonight is the way we are going to have to play against Hutch on Thursday. This game was nice because it allowed us to rest some players and build confidence in others.”
On any other night, it would have been all about MHS freshman Andric McGill, as he recorded a hat trick. Ethan VanDorn tallied the other MHS goal.
Patrick Munsey and Ryan Horton both had two assists apiece. VanDorn, Logan Schrag, Ethan Nadeau, Adam Bowers and Todd Graber were credited with one each. MHS rattled off 21 shots, while Circle never got within shouting distance to place a shot against Bullpup goalie Dylan Stos.
“The team was really clicking tonight,” Adrian said. “We were getting offensive attacks from all over the field. Ethan VanDorn and Ethan Nadeau played really well as outside mids.”
Thursday’s game is important, Adrian said.
“We were at this same point last year with a record of 13-1 and then slipped up against Hutch on the final day of the season,” Adrian said. “A goal of this team has been to finish with a better regular-season record than last year and they are going to have a great opportunity to do that Thursday against a really good Hutchinson team. It will be a great game to lead us into the postseason.”
The JVs struggled for a half with the T-Birds, but then the dam broke in the second half as MHS put up six goals in the 6-0 blanking.
Jose Arriola, Jamison Stout and Kevin Diaz all scored two goals each. MHS had a 12-2 advantage in shots on goal and Tanner Rose came up with two saves for the Bullpups.