Derby kickers roll by Bullpups

By Steve Sell
April 22, 2015
File-Kendall Shaw

DERBY — McPherson High’s girls soccer team was overwhelmed 7-0 by Class 6A power Derby on Tuesday.

And that’s with goalie Sydney Ruder making a whopping 10 saves as the Panthers had the Bullpups under siege all game.

“We had a game plan going into the game which we executed really well in the first half,” MHS coach Chris Adrian said. “We played smart on defense and picked our moments to attack. The stats only show one shot on goal for us, but that was a great look right in front of the goal and there were several chances where we missed the final pass which would have resulted in an opportunity to score. We only allowed three shots on goal for the first 37 minutes when Derby scored off a free kick. There was confusion on the kick because we thought the play was stopped by the official for our girls to set up their wall, but the Derby player was allowed to shoot and score while we were getting set up.”

Adrian said the Bullpups took some chances in the second half, which left them vulnerable. The Panthers were able to score five goals after intermission for a somewhat deceiving win. 

Derby cruised in the JV game, 6-0.

The Bullpups, now 6-3, play Thursday at Augusta.