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McPherson soccer edges Panthers, 2-1
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Great Bend's Jaime Arellanes shoots a free-kick on Thursday night against Dodge City. - photo by Hugo Gonzalez

MCPHERSON 2, GREAT BEND 1 — McPherson edged past the Great Bend Panthers 2-1 in Thursday's non-league soccer game. McPherson's Cody Achilles scored on a Logan Ediger assist (28:04) and Ediger converted at the 3:26 mark for a 2-0 lead. Mario Arias fed Alex Galindo for a Panther goal at the 36:16 mark in the second half.

Panther goalie Edwin Chavez recorded two saves. The Panthers had seven shots on goals and goalie Kelvin Peterson recorded six goals. 

LIBERAL 4, GREAT BEND 3 (Monday) — The Great Bend Panthers were 10 minutes away from a 4-4 Western Athletic Conference soccer record. But Liberal scored two goals in the final minutes to steal a hard-fought 4-3 victory.

Panthers Carlos Soto, Alex Galindo and Gustavo Alvarado scored goals for a 3-1 lead at the 35:21 mark in the second half.

Liberal's Alfredo Lopez scored two goals, including the game-winner with 3:12 left in regulation, A.J. Ramirez contributed two assists and a goal (18:10) in the first half. Angel Munoz scored the fourth goal with nine minutes left in regulation.


Dodge City 8-0 15-0

Liberal 5-3 8-3

Great Bend 3-5 5-9

Garden City 3-5 6-7-1

Hays High 1-7 4-12

THURSDAY—McPherson 2, Great Bend 1; Dodge City 3, Liberal 0; Hays High 5, Hays-TMP 1

5A SUBSTATE—Salina Central 5-8-1 vs. Hays High 4-12; Great Bend 6-8 vs. Salina South 5-10-1,