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Volleyball Picks Up Two Area Wins Over Randolph-Clay and Greenville

GREENVILLE, Ga. – The FPD varsity volleyball team (15-8, 2-0 Area-2 A) started Area-2 play the right way on Tuesday night by picking up two wins, the first coming on a 2-0 (25-7/25-4) victory over the Randolph-Clay Lady Red Devils followed by another 2-0 (25-14/25-14) shutout against the host Greenville High School Lady Patriots.

“It’s nice to pick up two wins, especially in Area play and get off on the right foot,” FPD head volleyball coach Sarah Futo said.

“I’m just really proud of the girls for their mental approach to this season and to each match. They each know the role they play and they all feed off of each other very well. I think that’s been one of the keys to our success this season.”

Of course, it helps when aces and kills are falling abundantly too.

In the two matches combined, the Lady Vikings racked up 41 aces and 26 kills.

The most aces of the night came via the hands Mackenzie Johnson (9) and Lundy Lader (8).

“We’re serving well right now and setting each other up to get those important aces and kills we need to win these matches,” Futo said.

In the match against the Lady Red Devils, FPD totaled five kills and against the Lady Patriots, FPD notched 18. Seven of those 18 kills against Greenville came via Emmie Cate Powell.

“It’s fun to see the girls play like they are,” Futo said. “They enjoy being around each other and enjoy understanding the game as our season progresses. They are just always trying to get better and as a coach you have to respect that.”

FPD will put it two game winning streak on the line on Thursday night, Sept. 10, hosting the Perry High School Lady Panthers at 5 p.m. and the Lee County High School Lady Trojans at 7 p.m.

Both matches will be played in the friendly confines of the Middlebrooks Athletic Center.

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, GREENVILLE 0
Sets: 25-14, 25-14.
Kills: FPD – Powell 7, Beach 3, Squires 3, Ruble 3, Persons 2.
Aces: FPD – Beach 6, Mullis 5, Ruble 2.

FPD 2, RANDOLPH-CLAY 0
Sets: 25-7, 25-4.
Kills: FPD – Beach 3, Mullis 2.
Aces: Johnson 9, Lader 8, Ruble 4, Mullis 2, Squires 2.

Records: FPD 15-8.

Next: Perry/Lee County at FPD, Thursday, 5/7 p.m.