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Varsity Volleyball Sets 2016 Schedule

MACON, Ga. – The FPD varsity volleyball program and head coach Sarah Futo have released the 2016 schedule, announced today, August 2.

“We are excited to be back on the court,” Futo said, who is in her third year at the helm. “A lot of our girls played club ball in the off-season to get better and it will definitely make us better as a team this season.”

The Lady Vikings kick off the season on Tuesday, August 16 at Eagles Landing Christian Academy (ELCA) in McDonough, Ga. with two matches at 5 and 6 p.m.

FPD’s home opener is slated for Thursday, August 18, hosting Tattnall Square Academy and Northside High School and 5 and 7 p.m. inside the Middlebrooks Athletic Center (MAC)

Strong Rock Christian School and Lee County High School will visit the MAC on Thursday, August 25 for matches at 5 and 7 p.m. as well.

FPD will round out its three-game home-stand on Thursday, August 25, hosting West Laurens High School and Warner Robins High School at 5 and 7 p.m.

The Lady Vikings return to the road Monday and Tuesday, August 29-30 with a match at Taylor County High School at 4:30 p.m. followed by a trip to Upson-Lee High School at 5 p.m.

FPD opens the month of September at home against Mary Persons High School and Putnam County High School on Thursday, Sept. 1 at 5 and 7 p.m. followed by a road swing to Aquinas High School in Augusta, Ga. to take on Tattnall Square and Aquinas at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.

On Thursday, Sept. 8, the Lady Vikings hit the MAC court for matches against ELCA and Harris County at 5 and 7 p.m.

Two days later, FPD hosts the Viking Playdate on Saturday, Sept. 10 with various matches scheduled throughout the day.

After the playdate, FPD will continue play on its longest road stretch of the season from Sept. 12-22.

On Sept. 12, the Lady Vikings take on Fayette County High School at 5 p.m. before heading to Strong Rock in Locust Grove, Ga. to square off against Strong Rock at 5:30 and Hampton High School at 6:30 p.m.

FPD will play a road back-to-back Monday, Sept. 19 and Tuesday, Sept. 20.

On Sept. 19, the Lady Vikings play at West Laurens against Dutchtown and West Laurens at 5 and 6 p.m. and on Sept. 20, FPD takes on in-town rival Stratford Academy and another opponent to be determined at 5 and 7 p.m.

The long road trip concludes on Thursday, Sept. 22 at Veterans High School against Mount de Sales Academy at 6 p.m. and Veterans at 7 p.m.

The Lady Vikings round out the regular season campaign at home on Sept. 27 against Mount de Sales and an opponent to be determined at 5 and 7 p.m. and on Thursday, Sept. 29 against Perry High School and Upson-Lee at 5 and 7 p.m.

FPD start postseason play on Saturday, Oct. 8, hosting the Area-2 Tournament at the Middlebrooks Athletic Center. Game times and opponents will vary.

“Our team has set some lofty goals this year and I’m confident that they are going to play hard and play together,” Futo said. “We are looking forward to the upcoming year.”

FPD finished with a program high 27 wins in 2015 and advanced to the first round of the GHSA Class-A State Tournament falling to Savannah Christian.

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2016 Volleyball Schedule
Day Date Time Opponent(s) Location Results Record Area Record
Thursday July 28 10 a.m. (All Day) White County Scrimmage White County HS
Thursday August 4 8 a.m. Lee County Scrimmage Lee County HS
Tuesday August 16 5 & 6 p.m. ELCA ELCA
Thursday August 18 5 & 7 p.m. Tattnall & Northside FPD
Tuesday August 23 5 & 7 p.m. Strong Rock & Lee County FPD
Thursday August 25 5 & 7 p.m. West Laurens & Warner Robins FPD
Monday August 29 4:30 p.m. Taylor County Taylor County HS
Tuesday August 30 5 p.m. Upson-Lee Upson-Lee HS
Thursday Sept. 1 5 & 7 p.m. Mary Persons and Putnam County FPD
Tuesday Sept. 6 5 & 7 p.m. Tattnall & Aquinas Aquinas HS
Thursday Sept. 8 5 & 7 p.m. ELCA & Harris County FPD
Saturday Sept. 10 All Day Viking Playdate FPD
Monday Sept. 12 5 p.m. Fayette County Fayette County HS
Thursday Sept. 15 5:30 & 6:30 p.m. Strong Rock & Hampton HS Strong Rock
Monday Sept. 19 5 & 6 p.m. Dutchtow & West Laurens West Laurens HS
Tuesday Sept. 20 5 & 6 p.m. Stratford Stratford Academy
Thursday Sept. 22 6 & 7 p.m. Mount de Sales & Veterans Veterans HS
Tuesday Sept. 27 5 & 7 p.m. Mount de Sales FPD
Thursday Sept. 29 5 & 7 p.m. Perry HS & Upson-Lee FPD
Saturday Oct. 8 All Day Area Tournament FPD