WINFIELD — Unbeaten Winfield jumped on McPherson High’s girls soccer team early in the game Tuesday and went on for a 4-0 victory, ending the Bullpups’ brief two-game winning streak.
“Winfield came out strong and surprised us with their team speed,” said MHS coach Chris Adrian, whose team is now 4-7. “They are a great attacking side, evidenced by their perfect record, but we were off tonight and made a lot of silly mistakes. Their first two goals came off corner kicks that we failed to clear while going into the wind and their third came off of a counter from our own corner.”
Adrian, however, said the Bullpups bowed their backs after that.
“Despite being down 3-0 in the first half, the girls never dropped their heads,” he said. “They kept working hard to get in the game and right before halftime they thought they scored, but something happened that I've never seen before as a coach. Breckon (Kaufman) sent in a shot that hit off a girls hand and went in the goal. Normally the goal would stand, but it was brought back and we were given a penalty (kick), which was missed. It felt like we had a goal taken away from us.”
It wasn’t like the Bullpups didn’t have their chances to score.
“I have to give the girls credit, they kept their composure and played to the very end,” Adrian said. “In the end both teams finished with six shots on goal, which shows how misleading the score line was.”
MHS’ JVs put up a good battle, losing 2-1. Jordan Bruner scored the goal.
The Bullpups play a rare Friday game when they stay on the road to take on Mulvane.