Soccer Sweeps GMC at Home

MACON, Ga. – After Tuesday’s matches against Pacelli at home, the First Presbyterian Day School girls and boys soccer teams returned to the home pitch, welcoming Georgia Military College (GMC) Prep for a region double-header on Thursday, March 21.

In the girls match, the Lady Vikings (9-1-1, 2-0 Reg. 7A) won 9-0, gaining its ninth shutout of the season.

Atalia Ramirez and Katey Griggs each netted a hat trick (three goals) while Sara Robertson, Brook Battson and Annie Kate Barnes each scored a goal.

Jane Howell, Laney Elliott and Barnes were each credited with two assists on the night. Also garnering an assist was Amy Morgan and Griggs.

Senior keeper Claire Crawford recorded two saves while preserving the shutout as the Lady Vikings outshot GMC 35-4.

In the boys match, the Vikings (6-4, 1-1 Reg. 7A) scored early on a goal when Kevin Griggs assisted Christian Moore as the FPD defense held its ground, winning 1-0.

Despite being outshot 14-12, FPD’s defense was the story on the night. Senior keeper Jeremy Overman stymied the Bulldog attack, recording 11 saves in the shutout.

Combined on the year, the girls and boys soccer teams have outscored opponents 82-15 and have recorded 14 shutouts.

The soccer squads return to the field after the spring break holiday, welcoming Dooly County for a double-header on Wednesday, April 3. The girls start is 5 p.m. while the boys kickoff at 7 p.m.

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


Girls Soccer

FPD 9, GMC 0

Goals: FPD – Katey Griggs 3, Atalia Ramirez 3, Sara Robertson, Brooke Battson, Annie Kate Barnes.

Assits: FPD – Laney Elliott 2, Jane Howell 2, Barnes 2, Amy Morgan, Laney Elliott, Bailey Heard, Griggs.

Saves: FPD – Claire Crawford 2, Sarah Andrews 1; GMC – Becky Vauginn 24.

Shots: FPD 35, GMC 4.

Records: FPD 9-1-1, 2-0 Reg. 7A.

Next: Dooly at FPD, April 3, 5 p.m.


Boys Soccer

FPD 1, GMC 0

Goals: FPD – Christian Moore.

Assists: FPD – Kevin Griggs.

Saves: FPD – Jeremy Overman 11; GMC – Nathan Patel 11

Shots: FPD 12, GMC 14

Records: FPD 6-4, 1-1 Reg. 7A.

Next: Dooly at FPD, April 3, 7 p.m.