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Boys Soccer Drops Area-2 Match at St. Anne Pacelli 3-1

COLUMBUS, Ga. – The FPD varsity boys soccer team (2-2-2, 0-1 Area-2) fell to St. Anne Pacelli 3-1 on the road Wednesday night to open Area-2 play.

The loss is the second straight for FPD, who dropped a 3-1 decision to Veterans on March 2. Overall in the past two games, the Vikings have been outscored 6-2.

Pacelli struck first in the first period on a goal by Johnny Jenkins to lead 1-0 at halftime.

In the second half, Pacelli outscored the Vikings 2-1, with two scores coming from T.J. Thick and Manuel Duran. FPD’s lone goal came via the foot of Spencer Ennis.

The Vikings held the shot advantage on the night at 17-16. FPD keeper Dontrez Johnson also nabbed seven saves. Pacelli goalie totaled six.

FPD returns to Area-2 play quickly, hosting the Mount de Sales Academy Cavaliers on Friday night, March 11.

Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. at the FPD Soccer Complex.

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:

PACELLI 3, FPD 1

Goals: Pacelli – Johnny Jenkins, TJ Thick, Manuel Duran; FPD – Spencer Ennis.

Assists: Pacelli – Jenkins.

Shots: FPD 17, Pacelli 16.

Saves: FPD – Dontrez Johnson 7; Pacelli – Daniel Mansfield.

Record: FPD 2-2-2 (0-1 Area-2).

Next: Mount de Sales at FPD, 7:30 p.m., Friday.