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Pups Score Six First-Half Goals in Winfield


By Grant Barrett, Ad Astra Radio


WINFIELD, Kan. – After Saturday’s tough loss to Bishop Miege, the McPherson High Girls Soccer team responded with a commanding win against Winfield on Tuesday, scoring six first-half goals in the 10-0 victory. 

Riggs Kuhn scored the first goal with a header, assisted off of a corner kick by Baylee Simmelink, and the team would take off from there. “Riggs had a really strong game.” said Head Coach Chris Adrian, “This was a great opportunity for her to show what she is capable of on the attack.”

Freshman Becca Lulloff claimed the second goal, assisted by Kelcie Kynaston. Following the game, Adrian noted that it was Lulloff’s best game of the season, saying, “She is continuing to gain confidence in varsity games.” he said, “She plays fearless and scored a couple great goals tonight.”

Addison Shaft got in on the action scoring the third goal in the first half, before claiming the first two goals out of the halftime break for the hat-trick. Baylee Simmelink and Ellie Bower both scored in each half, as the Pups were dominant offensively and defensively, as Winfield was not allowed a single shot on goal in the 10-0 Bullpup win.

“This was a nice bounce back win and confidence builder for the girls going into a tough league portion of our schedule.” said Coach Adrian, who was proud of his team’s ball movement against challenging weather, he said, “Conditions were not ideal with the cold and rain but I really loved the energy the girls played with.”

Following the win, the Bullpups move to 8-3 overall, and Thursday, they will play their last of four-straight road games, traveling to Towanda, to face the Circle Thunderbirds, in what Coach Adrian mentioned, historically being an extremely competitive match. The JV match will begin at 5 p.m. The Varsity will follow at 6:30.