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Volleyball Swept on Road by Stratford, Mount de Sales

MACON, Ga. – The FPD varsity volleyball team (16-11, 2-2 Area-2) dropped two Area-2 matches on Tuesday night, falling first to the Stratford Academy Eaglettes (7-12, 3-1 Area-2) 1-2 (25-18/21-25/12-25) before losing to the host Mount de Sales Academy Lady Cavaliers (23-9, 4-0 Area-2) 0-2 (27-29/12-25) at McAuley Hall.

“We were hoping to ride some good momentum and vibes of recent matches we’ve played lately coming into these matches, but we just didn’t get it done late when it mattered most,” FPD head coach Sarah Futo said.

In FPD’s match against Stratford, senior Abigail Pierce led the way with five kills while MacKenzie Johnson notched four kills. Morgan Mullis picked up four digs in the loss as well.

Against the Lady Cavaliers, Kirsten Beach finished with four kills and five blocks. Mullis picked up three more digs to total seven for the evening.

“I thought we played hard,” Futo said. “We just made some mistakes that you can’t afford against good, quality teams like we played tonight.”

FPD, who has dropped three straight matches, will look to get back in the win column on Thursday, Sept. 17, traveling to Strong Rock Christian School in Locust Grove, Ga. for two matches.

The first match is set for 6:30 p.m. against Luella High School followed by Strong Rock at 7:30 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:

STRATFORD 2, FPD 1
Sets: FPD 25-18, SEA 25-21, 25-23.
Kills: FPD – Abigail Pierce 5, MacKenzie Johnson 4.
Digs: FPD – Morgan Mullis 4.
Aces: FPD – Caitlin Farr 3.

MOUNT DE SALES 2, FPD 0
Sets: MDS 29-27, 25-12.
Kills: Kirsten Beach 4, Pierce 3, Farr 3.
Digs: Mullis 3.
Blocks: Beach 5.

Record: FPD 16-11.

Next: FPD v. Luella/at Strong Rock, 6:30/7:30 p.m., Thursday. (Matches at Strong Rock)