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Vikings Kick-off 2016 Campaign with 1-1 Draw Against Jones County

MACON, Ga. – It wasn’t a win or a loss, but instead, a 1-1 tie to open up the 2016 FPD varsity boys soccer season on Friday night against the Jones County High School Greyhounds at the FPD Soccer Complex in non-area play.

Both teams struggled scoring early in the contest, playing to a 0-0 tie at halftime.

In the second half, the Vikings (0-0-1) and the Greyhounds each added a score.

With less than 22 minutes to play, the Vikings netted a goal from Noah Lyu while the Greyhounds punched one in from Ethan Oulsnlam on a penalty kick.

Both teams fired off plenty of shots, with FPD holding the advantage 14-11.

FPD keeper Dontrez Johnson picked up eight saves in draw while Jones County goalie Cory Dixon nabbed 10.

The Vikings return to action after a lengthy break on Feb. 25 in the opening round of the Viking Cup at the FPD Soccer Complex against West Laurens at 6 p.m.

For more information on the 2016 Boys Viking Cup, click HERE.

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 SCORE:

FPD 1, JONES COUNTY 1

Goals: FPD – Noah Lyu; Jones County – Ethan Oulsnlam.

Saves: FPD – Dontrez Johnson 14; Jones County – Cory Dixon 11.

Shots: FPD 14, Jones County 11.

Records: FPD 0-0-1.

Next: FPD at Putnam County, 5 p.m., Feb. 24.