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Girls Soccer Falls to Wesleyan 4-1 in GHSA Class-A State Championship

MACON, Ga. – FPD’s only loss of the 2017 season came at the worst time.

The Wesleyan Lady Wolves (19-3-1) snapped the Lady Vikings’ 22-game winning streak on Friday afternoon, May 12, to claim a 4-1 victory and the GHSA Class-A State Championship at Mercer University’s Five Star Stadium.

The Lady Vikings (22-1) finish as the Runner-Up, the second time in program history since joining the GHSA.

A heated battle throughout the match, both squads battled to a 1-1 tie at halftime.

In that first half, Wesleyan struck first on a Lucy Mitchell put-back with 9:37 to play for a 1-0 lead.

The Lady Vikings came back on the attack, however, and with 5:03 to play in the half, Jansyn Samples was fouled inside the 18-yard box to give FPD a penalty kick.

Kate Patterson punched in the PK to tie the match at 1-1.

In the second half, Wesleyan pulled away, out-scoring the Lady Vikings 3-0.

With 35:11 to play in regulation, the Lady Wolves marched the ball down the field and Mitchell found Sutton West for a 2-1 lead.

Fourteen minutes later, the Lady Wolves added another score when FPD was called for a hand ball inside the box.

T.J. Anderson took the PK and nailed it for a 3-1 advantage.

The final goal of the match came from Wesleyan’s Paige Prettyman on a put-back header for a 4-1 lead.

The Lady Wolves out-shot the Lady Vikingss 15-6 in the match.

Wesleyan keeper Sarah Moon totaled two saves while FPD’s Caylee Ann Sutton grabbed eight.

The Lady Vikings graduate four seniors from the 2017 roster in Patterson, Emma Lako, Alyssa Dubose and Ashton Haver.

The FPD Athletic Department sincerely thanks the Class of 2017 for their contributions to the varsity girls soccer program through the years.

Check www.fpdvikings.com, @FPDVikingSports on Twitter and FPD Athletics on Facebook for updates on the Lady Vikings in the off-season.

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 visiting www.twitter.com/FPDVikingSports.

BOX SCORE:

WESLEYAN 4, FPD 1

Goals: Wesleyan – Lucy Mitchell, Sutton West, T.J. Anderson, Paige Prettyman; FPD – Kate Patterson.

Assists: Wesleyan – Mitchell.

Shots: Wesleyan 15, FPD 6.

Saves: Wesleyan – Sarah Moon 2; FPD – Caylee Ann Sutton 8.

Records: Wesleyan 19-3-1; FPD 22-1.

POST-GAME VIDEO:

Head Coach Josh Trieste: