McPherson Varsity Boys Soccer Get Two Wins to Start Out the Season


Tito Mendez taking a free kick in the second quarter.

Ella Buschbom, staff writer

The McPherson Varsity Boys Soccer have started off the season with two wins, one against Salina South on September 5th at home, and one with Maize on September 10th at Maize. 

Both of the games were close, and the Pups ended up going into overtime in their game against Salina South, ending with the Pups winning by one point. These were their first home and tournament games of the season. Salina South game ended with 3-1, and Maize was 2-1. Drew Schrader the center forward, said, “ The games went well, we won so that’s good. We played some good defense and counter attacks.”

 When the Pups played Salina South, Schrader scored all three of the goals. He got two in the first half and one in overtime to help the Pups win. Chris Adrian, the Varsity coach, said, “That’s the second game where we had the lead, and then given up a goal. But we responded well and gone up to get the game winner.” 

Last year the soccer team ended the season with 12-5. With the season starting again they are constantly practicing to get faster and stronger. They had an open field during the summer that has helped them stay in shape and stay up with their skills to be able to come back for the next season. They also have eight Seniors coming back for soccer, and all but one is starting.  

Cody Achilles one of the wings, said “ I think that since we have eight Seniors this year instead of eight Juniors it’s going to make a huge difference. We definitely have a very strong starting line up. Even at the beginning of the season with two of us out of it for a game we still played well, and haven’t lost yet. I think it’s going to be great.”

The Pups next game is away at Maize on Saturday, September 14th at 11a.m. Come support them with the last game in the tournament, and more games to come!