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Volleyball Ties Program Win Record with Shutout Victories over Griffin, Pike County

MACON, Ga. – The FPD varsity volleyball team (21-12) picked up two wins at home on Thursday night, besting the Griffin High School Lady Bears 2-0 in two sets (25-9/25-10) before ending the evening with a 2-0 (25-21/25-16) shutout of the Pike County Lady Pirates at the Middlebrooks Athletic Center.

The two wins pushes FPD’s season record to 21-12, tying the most wins the program has earned in its four-year existence. FPD finished 21-19 in 2014, which currently stands as the best record in school history.

“I’m so proud of these girls,” FPD head coach Sarah Futo said. “They knew from day one that our season would be built off doing the fundamental things a good volleyball team must do in order to be successful. They’ve done that and more and deserve the credit. Hopefully they can keep playing well and keep getting better.”

FPD totaled 18 kills in its shutout over Griffin with Abigail Pierce and Lundy Lader leading the way with six kills each. The Lady Vikings also finished the match with nine aces, the most coming via the serves of Caitlin Farr.

“It was nice to see us open up the night with a win and set the tone for how we wanted to play.” Futo said.

In the final match against Pike County, FPD fought hard to another shutout win.

Kirsten Beach paced FPD’s attack with four kills and four aces. Pierce added four aces and three kills to her stats.

On the defensive side of the ball, Morgan Mullis notched six digs on the night.

“The great thing about this team is that it’s someone different every night stepping up and nobody cares who gets the credit,” Futo said. “They just want to win. You have to respect that as a coach.”

FPD will have plenty of chances to break the program record for wins on Saturday, September 26.

The Lady Vikings are in action all day at the Tsunami High School Tournament hosted at ELCA.

Check @FPDVikingSports on Twitter for updates on Saturday as well as www.fpdvikings.com for match round-ups.

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, GRIFFIN 0
Sets: 25-9, 25-10.
Kills: FPD – Pierce 6, Lader 6, Squires 4, Farr 2.
Aces: FPD – Farr 3, Squires 2, Persons 2, Pierce 1, Ruble 1.
Digs: FPD – Mullis 2.
Blocks: FPD – Farr 1, Squires 1, Ruble 1.

FPD 2, PIKE COUNTY 0
Sets: 25-21, 25-16.
Kills: FPD – Beach 4, Pierce 3, Lader 2, Johnson 1, Mullis 1, Ruble 1.
Aces: FPD – Beach 4, Pierce 4.
Digs: FPD – Mullis 4.
Blocks: FPD – Lader 3, Ruble 2, Beach 1.

Record: FPD 21-12.

Next: FPD at Tsunami High School Tournament at ELCA, All Day, Saturday.