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Girls Soccer Shuts Out Lakeview Lady Lions 3-0 to Advance to Elite 8

MACON, Ga. – Still playing and still unbeaten.

The FPD varsity girls soccer team (20-0) coasted to a 3-0 playoff victory on Tuesday night, May 2, defeating the Lakeview Lady Lions at the FPD Soccer Complex.

The Lady Vikings advance to the GHSA Class-A Elite Eight for the seventh consecutive year since joining the league in the 2010 academic year.

Both squads battled to a scoreless first half on Tuesday night, but the Lady Vikings came out firing on all cylinders in the second period.

With 33:15 to play in the match, Kate Patterson scored her first of two goals to give FPD a 1-0 lead.

Nearly three minutes later, Emma Lako sent a corner kick into the box and Patterson headed the goal past the Lakeview keeper Ansley Rochester for a 2-0 lead with 30:18 to play.

The final goal sealed the win for the Lady Vikings.

With 20:18 left in regulation, Patterson slid along the end-line and found a sprinting Karsten Herron, who powered in FPD’s third and final goal.

Altogether, the Lady Vikings out-shot the Lady Lions 22-7 in the match.

FPD keeper Caylee Ann Sutton picked up the win in the net and totaled three saves. Rochester had nine saves for Lakeview.

The Lady Vikings will host Pinecrest Academy in the GHSA Class-A Elite Eight on Friday, May 5 at 7 p.m.

FPD and Pinecrest have never faced one another in girls soccer action.

Check www.fpdvikings.com, @FPDVikingSports on Twitter, and FPD Athletics on Facebook for updates on Friday’s home playoff match.

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:
FPD 3, LAKEVIEW 0

Goals: FPD – Kate Patterson 2, Karsten Herron 1.

Assists: FPD – Kate Patterson 1, Emma Lako 1.

Shots: FPD 22, Lakeview 7.

Saves: FPD: Caylee Ann Sutton 3; LA: Ansley Rochester 9

Record: FPD 20-0.

Next: FPD vs. Pinecrest Academy, Friday at TBD (Elite 8).

POST-GAME VIDEOS:

Emma Lako and Karsten Herron:

Head Coach Josh Trieste: