WICHITA — McPherson High’s girls soccer team needed a game like this.
After playing three games in five days and expending a lot of energy, the Bullpups were able to relax Tuesday against first-year Wichita Collegiate, goal-ruling the Spartans 10-0 to move to 5-1 on the year.
The Bullpups spread the wealth. Jessie Kynaston, who scored two goals on Saturday, tallied two more and Aislinn Hughes, who had a three-goal game last Thursday, scored two as well.
Singletons were scored by Danielle Lacy, Paige Schmidt, Alayna Wallace, Maisie Edmonson, Michelle Carrillo and Breckon Kaufman.
“What really excited me about this win was the fact that we scored 10 goals and eight different players contributed to that,” MHS coach Chris Adrian said. “Two of those goals were also from defenders making overlapping runs into the attack, which is something we have been working on.”
Jordan Bruner came up with two assists, while Edmonson, Lacy and Schmidt had the others.
MHS fired 14 shots on goal, while the Spartans never got near the pipes. Sydney Ruder now has four shutouts on the year in goal.
“Tonight was a really good team effort,” Adrian said. “We were playing a new Collegiate team that is facing some first-year struggles, but the girls played really well and deserve a lot of credit. Sometimes when you play a weaker opponent, you play to their level but that was definitely not the case tonight.”
MHS goes to Rose Hill on Tuesday and then hosts a strong Class 6A Hutchinson team on Friday.
“I’m really happy with the 5-1 start the girls have put together, but next week is when we get into the heart of our season and start playing some great teams,” Adrian said.
The MHS JVs returned to action with a 5-0 blanking. Bruner scored two goals, while the others were by Kenzie Shoulders, Brianna Bradley and Rayne Penny. Ashtynn Unruh and Kelsey Wilson were credited with assists.