Girls Soccer Advances to Viking Cup Semifinals with Win Over Treutlen

MACON, Ga. – Despite having two weeks off in between games, the First Presbyterian Day School girls soccer team (2-0) fired on all cylinders in its opening game of the 2013 Viking Cup, shutting out Treutlen High School 10-0 on Thursday, Feb. 28 to advance to the semifinals.

The Lady Vikings used a 10-goal outburst to secure the victory.

FPD led 7-0 at the end of the first half and scored three goals in the second period to close the match.

Atalia Ramirez netted the hat trick with three goals in the win. Amy Morgan scored twice and Jane Howell, Katey Griggs, Brooke Battson, Annie Kate Barnes and Sara Robertson each scored a goal for the Lady Vikings, who out-shot Treutlen 27-3.

Senior keeper Claire Crawford got her second shutout in as many tries on the season, garnering three saves.

FPD will play Strong Rock Christian on Friday, March 1 in the semifinals of the Viking Cup. Strong Rock defeated Warner Robins on Thursday night to advance.

The First Presbyterian Day School Department of Athletics, home to multiple region and state championships in both the GISA and GHSA, strives to build the student athlete both in the playing arena and the classroom while continuing to educate and equip students to change the world for God’s glory. Now a member of the GHSA, the Vikings have continued to provide FPD athletes, coaches, fans and spectators a positive, Christian environment on a daily basis. For more information, visit and sign up for up-to-the-minute news and scores by visiting