MHS kickers, Mulvane play to tie

By Steve Sell
May 03, 2014
Kendall Shaw

MULVANE — The 0-0 score against Mulvane indicated a tie, but it felt like a lost night for the McPherson High soccer team.

The Bullpups had three players injured, including goalie Shaelah White, who went down with a knee injury that could sideline her for a while. Breckon Kaufman (shin) and Paige Schmidt (ankle) also were injured, and Mulvane had a player suffer a neck injury that required her to be taken off in an ambulance.

“The girls battled a lot of adversity tonight and kept their composure, which I was proud of,” MHS coach Chris Adrian said. “Hopefully the injuries sustained are not too serious because those three girls have been playing really well for us lately. For large amounts of time during the second half, the result of the game was the last thing on our minds as we watched girl after girl be helped off the field. We struggled to find a rhythm in the second half due to all the stoppages and injuries.”

It was a game of missed opportunities.

“We got several good looks to score, but it was obviously not our night and when we finally thought we got the breakthrough it was flagged off for offside,” Adrian said.

MHS, now 4-7-1, is home Tuesday against Hays and again Thursday against Buhler.

The MHS JVs won 1-0 on a goal by Riley Burghart.