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Volleyball Splits Opening Area Matches at Brookstone

COLUMBUS, Ga. – The FPD volleyball team began Area play on Tuesday night, Sept. 9, traveling to play the Brookstone Lady Cougars and the Central Talbotton Lady Hawks at Brookstone Gymnasium.

FPD’s first match of the night featured the Lady Vikings and Lady Cougars. FPD would drop the match in two games 21-25/13-25 to open with a loss.

Abigail Pierce led FPD with five kills while Mackenzie Johnson posted four kills and three digs.

The Lady Vikings found better times in their final match of the evening, defeating the Lady Hawks of Central Talbotton in two games 25-6/25-9.

Pierce was hot again, knocking in two aces to go along with six kills. Kirsten Beach also netted three kills in the match.

FPD (9-13, 1-1) returns to play on Thursday, Sept. 11, traveling to Strong Rock Christian School in Locust Grove for matches against the Lady Patriots at 5:30 p.m. and the Woodland High Lady Wolfpack at 6:30 p.m.

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 SCORES:

BROOKSTONE 2, FPD 0

Game one: Brookstone 25-21.
Game two: Brookstone 25-13.
Digs: FPD –  Mackenzie Johnson 3.
Kills: FPD – Abigail Pierce 5, Johnson 4.
FPD 2, CENTRAL (Talbotton) 0

Game one: FPD 25-6.
Game two: FPD 25-9.
Aces: FPD – Abigail Pierce 2.
Kills: FPD – Pierce 6, Kirsten Beach 3.

Record: FPD 9-13, 1-1.
Next: FPD at Strong Rock, 5:30 p.m., Thursday.