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Volleyball Downed Twice to Begin 2015 Season

MACON, Ga. – Head coach Sarah Futo didn’t envision her Lady Vikings starting the 2015 season 0-2.

But now that reality has sunk in after an 0-2 loss in two sets (13-25/5-25) to the ELCA Lady Chargers followed by a 1-2 defeat to Strong Rock Lady Patriots in three sets (21-25/25-18/16-25), she and the Lady Vikings will look to learn from their mistakes, regroup and move on quickly to what’s ahead.

“We didn’t get the job done tonight when we had our chances,” Futo said. “We knew ELCA was a really good team coming in and I thought we didn’t get off to a very energetic start. In the Strong Rock game, our girls came back and forced a decisive third game and played some of their best ball of the night in that second game.”

“We just couldn’t piece it all together when we needed to in the end, though,” Futo added.

Despite the two losses, Futo still believes her squad will only get better in the near future.

“We’re a young team,” Futo said. “We made some mistakes tonight that cost us, yes, but it was fun seeing a team like ours compete and get energized when we had our chances.”

Lundy Lader posted seven kills throughout both matches to lead the Lady Vikings, while Caitlin Farr totaled nine aces, all coming in the match against Strong Rock.

FPD returns to action on Saturday, August 15, traveling to Ola High School for the Southside Classic.

The Lady Vikings will compete in various matches throughout the day, with play beginning at 9 a.m.

Check www.fpdvikings.com and @FPDVikingSports on Twitter for updates from the Southside Classic.

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. For more information, visit www.fpdvikings.com and sign up for up-to-the-minute news and scores by following the Vikings on Twitter at @FPDVikingSports and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FPDathletics.

 

BOX SCORES:

ELCA 2, FPD 0
Sets: ELCA 25-13, ELCA 25-5.
Kills: FPD 2 (Lundy Lader 1, Mary Persons 1).
Digs: FPD 3 (Kirsten Beach 1, Morgan Mullis 2).

STRONG ROCK 2, FPD 1
Sets: SR 25-21, FPD 25-18, SR 25-16.
Kills: FPD 12 (Lundy Lader 5, Mackenzie Johnson 3, Caitlin Farr 2, Mullis 1, Persons 1).
Digs: FPD 1 (Persons)
Aces: FPD 9 (Farr 5, Johnson 3, Lader 1).
Blocks: FPD 4 (Lader 4).

ELCA 2, STRONG ROCK 0

Records: ELCA 2-0, Strong Rock 1-1, FPD 0-2.
Next: FPD at Southside Classic, 9 a.m., Saturday.