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Volleyball Takes Two on the Road Over Perry and Warner Robins

PERRY, Ga. – The FPD varsity volleyball team (7-5) snagged a couple of wins on the road Thursday night, defeating the host team Perry Lady Panthers 2-0 (25-20/25-11) before knocking off the Warner Robins High School Lady Demons 2-1 (25-23/21-25/25-19).

With tonight’s two victories, FPD improves to 6-1 over their past seven matches.

“We played really smart tonight and everyone did their job,” FPD head coach Sarah Futo said. “We played within ourselves, never really panicked and got the job done.”

In the first match against Perry, Mackenzie Johnson totaled five kills and one ace while Lundy Lader added three kills. Bailey Ruble posted two blocks and Mary Persons finished with two digs and one ace.

FPD closed out the night with a win over Warner Robins in three games. Johnson tallied four kills and one dig while Amelia Squires and Kirsten Beach each netted two aces. Emmie Cate Powell also finished with one ace, one kill and one dig.

“We are just trying to get better each day,” Futo said. “Hopefully that leads to wins, but the main goal is to just get better than we were today and yesterday.”

The Lady Vikings return to action on Tuesday, August 25, traveling to Upson-Lee High School for a best three-of-five match beginning at 5 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, PERRY 0
Sets: 25-20, 25-11.
Kills: FPD – Johnson 5, Lader 3, Beach 1, Farr 1.
Aces: FPD – Squires 1, Farr 1, Johnson 1, Ruble 1.
Digs: FPD – Persons 2, Mullis 1.
Blocks: FPD – Beach 2, Ruble 2, Farr 1, Lader 1.

FPD 2, WARNER ROBINS 1
Sets: FPD 25-23, WR 25-21, FPD 25-19.
Kills: FPD – Johnson 4, Farr 3, Beach 2, Powell 1.
Aces: FPD – Squires 2, Beach 2, Farr 2, Lader 2, Powell 1.
Digs: FPD – Ruble 2, Seneker 1, Johnson 1, Powell 1.
Blocks: FPD – Beach 1, Lader 1.

Record: FPD 7-5.

Next: FPD at Upson-Lee, 5 p.m., Tuesday.