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Volleyball Splits Matches at Northside High School

WARNER ROBINS, Ga. – The FPD varsity volleyball team (5-5) split a pair of matches on Tuesday night at Northside High School, winning the first over the Mary Persons Lady Bulldogs 2-1 (20-25/25-19/25-19) before dropping to the Northside Lady Eagles 1-2 (22-25/25-17/21-25).

“I was proud of the way we came out against Mary Persons,” FPD head coach Sarah Futo said. “We got down early and lost the first game but won the last two to get the win.”

“In the Northside match, our girls fought really hard,” Futo said. “They (Northside) always have a quality program with great talent. We took them to three games and just couldn’t finish when we needed to.”

In the match against Mary Perons, Mackenzie Johnson totaled seven kills and three aces while Lundy Lader posted five kills and two aces. Caitlin Farr added six kills while Morgan Mullis totaled four digs.

In the match against Northside, Johnson was again on a roll, finishing with eight aces. Kirsten Beach notched four blocks, Lader had three kills and Emmie Cate Powell finished with one ace and one kill.

“The main thing is that we keep getting better,” Futo said. “We are a young team and I know the more matches we play, the better we will become.”

FPD returns to the court on Thursday, August 20, traveling to Perry High School for a match against the Lady Panthers at 5 p.m. followed by a contest against the Warner Robins High School Lady Demons at 6 p.m.

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:

FPD 2, MARY PERSONS 1
Sets: Perry 25-20, FPD 25-19, FPD 25-19
Kills: FPD – Mackenzie Johnson 6, Caitlin Farr 6, Lundy Lader 5Amelia Squires 2.
Aces: FPD – Johnson 3, Kirsten Beach 2, Farr 2, Lader 2.
Digs: FPD – Morgan Mullis 4.

NORTHSIDE 2, FPD 1
Sets: NHS 25-22, FPD 25-17, NHS 25-21.
Kills: FPD – Johnson 4, Lader 3, Farr 2, Bailey Ruble 2, Beach 1, Emmie Cate Powell 1.
Aces: FPD – Johnson 8, Farr 2, Powell 1.
Digs: FPD – Mullis 3.
Blocks: FPD – Beach 4, Lader 1, Ruble 1.

Record: FPD 5-5.

Next: FPD at Perry/v. Warner Robins, 5/6 p.m., Thursday.