MHS kickers improve to 6-1

By Steve Sell
April 15, 2015
File-Kendall Shaw

ROSE HILL — It took McPherson High’s girls soccer team a half to knock off the rust on Tuesday against Rose Hill.

The Bullpups, who had enjoyed a week off after a huge block of games in a short time span, put two goals up on the board in the second half and the defense made it stand up for a 2-0 win.

“Well, we got the job done tonight and came out with another shutout,” MHS coach Chris Adrian said. “Rose Hill is a veteran team with some talented upperclassmen. We mixed things up a bit in this game, trying a different approach and it took us a while to get going. We had some really good chances to score in the first half, but their keeper was huge for them all game.”

MHS is now 6-1 on the season and has won four games in a row.

Aislinn Hughes scored the first goal, with an assist to Breckon Kaufman. Hughes then had an assist on the second goal, as she set up Danielle Lacy for the insurance tally.

“Hughes scored a nice goal early in the second half and Danielle Lacey scored her second goal of the season to wrap it up,” Adrian said. “Maybe I'm greedy, but I felt we could have put the game away early in the second half, but we just couldn't finish our opportunities. It's kind of nice to be coaching a team where I feel a little disappointed only winning a game 2-0.” 

MHS ruled the action with 10 shots on goal, while Sydney Ruder came up with a couple of saves to earn the win. It was the fifth shutout for the Bullpup defense.

MHS has back-to-back 6A powers on the schedule coming up, hosting Hutchinson on Friday and then playing Tuesday at Derby. Adrian said both schools will be among the best teams the Bullpups will play this season.

There was no JV game as Rose Hill did not have enough players.