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Volleyball Wins One, Drops One in 2013 Home Opener

MACON, Ga. – The First Presbyterian Day School volleyball team split its home opener on Thursday night, winning a match against Randolph and dropping its final match to Brookstone.

The win and loss was also the opening of region 1-A play for FPD.

FPD jumped out to a hot start in the match against Randolph, winning with ease in two games 25-11 and 25-6.

In game one against Randolph, the trio of Mikayla Mobley, Anna Smith and Abigail Pierce proved to be too much to handle, as all three players combined for 10 aces to secure the win.

In game two, FPD led 10-2 before Mobley caught fire again. With the score at 12-5 in FPD’s favor, Mobley rattled off 11 aces to clinch the match for the Lady Vikings.

FPD’s match against Brookstone was highly anticipated, as both schools were evenly matched heading into the evening’s finale.

The Lady Vikings started the game on a 5-0 run with key points at the net from Lizzie Lisenby, Olivia Taylor along with the serving of Pierce.

Brookstone would fire back to tie game one, however, at 15-15.

Both teams went back and forth trading points, a trend that would present itself in game two, but FPD eventually fell 25-23 in game one.

In game two, FPD again started strong leading 4-0, but Brookstone took the lead 9-8 and never relinquished its advantage.

FPD would pull within two points down the stretch but Brookstone kept FPD at bay to win 25-22.

The Lady Vikings (9-7-3, 1-1) return to play on Saturday, September 7 at the Calvary Baptist Play-Date in Savannah.

The First Presbyterian Day School Department of Athletics strives to build the student athlete both in the playing arena and the classroom while upholding the school’s mission statement to educate and equip students to change the world for God’s glory as a member of the Georgia High School Association. For more information, visit www.fpdvikings.com and sign up for up-to-the-minute news and scores by visiting www.twitter.com/FPDVikingSports.