MHS kickers, VC play to 0-0 tie

By Steve Sell
October 17, 2014
Kendall Shaw

VALLEY CENTER — It was a whole lot of nothing for McPherson High and Valley Center in Thursday’s soccer matchup.

Neither team scored in the varsity game. Neither team scored in the JV game.

The Bullpups will now take a 6-5-2 record into a busy week with three games.

“I don’t think we gained any soccer fans after zero goals in both the JV and varsity game,” MHS coach Chris Adrian said. “We did not play our best and struggled to adjust to the way Valley Center played. Even though we did not play well, we still should have won the game.”

Adrian said the Bullpups didn’t take advantage of their chances.

 “On three occasions we had 1-on-1 opportunities where we missed the goal and didn’t even force a save,” Adrian said. “Creating chances has been a struggle over the past few games. You saw it against Salina Central when we dominated the first half and only put one shot on goal. We simply have to create more scoring chances and that will take a lot of pressure off the players to score goals.”

The Bullpups host Augusta on Monday, play at Circle Tuesday, then return home on Thursday for the final regular-season game against Buhler.