Volleyball Falls in First Round of GHSA State Tournament at Savannah Christian

SAVANNAH, Ga. – The FPD varsity volleyball team (27-19) saw its 2015 season come to a close on Thursday night, Oct. 15, falling to the Savannah Christian Lady Raiders (34-7) 3-0 (25-7/25-11/25-17) in the first round of the GHSA Class-A State Volleyball Tournament.

The loss marks the fourth consecutive season the Lady Vikings have been ousted in the first round.

“We’re obviously disappointed with the outcome today, but I would definitely take these young ladies to battle again at any time,” FPD head coach Sarah Futo said. “We fought hard all year long, experienced some adversity and made it to the State Tournament.”

“I’m proud of our effort all season,” Futo added. “We were always trying to get better and as a coach you always have to respect that of your players.”

FPD will lose just one player to graduation in Abigail Pierce, who has been a part of the volleyball program since its inception in 2012.

“We will definitely miss her presence on the court,” Futo said. “The way she handled her senior season is a testament to what hard work and strong faith can do for anyone. To battle back and to be able to play after an ACL tear in just 6-7 months is remarkable.”

The Lady Vikings set a new program record in 2015 with 27 wins as well.

“We’re upset right now, but we know we’ll just have to get back to work and work harder to prepare for the 2016 season,” Futo said.

Check for updates on the FPD volleyball team in the off-season.

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