AUGUSTA — McPherson High’s girls soccer team got back on the winning track Thursday with a 3-0 blanking of Augusta.
All the MHS scoring came in the first half. Jessie Kynaston and Paige Schmidt scored goals and Augusta helped the Bullpups out with an own goal.
Michelle Carrillo had an assist.
The Bullpups dominated the action with 13 shots on goal. Sydney Ruder made two saves for the Bullpups.
“I thought our passing and movement off the ball was better tonight,” said MHS coach Chris Adrian, whose team snapped a two-game losing streak and is now 7-3 on the season. “We looked a little tired and flat in the first half, but were still able to score three goals and put the game away early. I actually thought we played much better in the second half despite not scoring any more goals.”
Adrian said Augusta’s goalie kept it within shouting distance for the Orioles.
“Their goalie made some great saves and we missed a couple shots that we normally would make,” he said. “It was good for Paige and Jessie to score a goal because they should have some extra confidence when we play Winfield next Tuesday, which could be a potential league title decider. Aislinn Hughes and Alayna Wallace also played really well tonight. They were unselfish and looked to get others involved in the game.”
The MHS JVs also were a 3-0 winner and again the Orioles helped out with an own goal. Jordan Bruner and Kenzie Shoulders scored for the Bullpups, with Elisabeth Evans and Bailey Holton garnering assists.
The Bullpups, who have played four of their last five games on the road, return home twice next week. In addition to Winfield on Tuesday, Mulvane is here on Friday.