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Coach Tom Sukaratana says Lady ’Landers had best season to date

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POSTED: June 1, 2011 10:39 a.m.
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Lady Lander Kelsey Higgason made the all-region team. She had 34 goals and 15 assists for the season.

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While prep baseball took the center spotlight for spring sports, another local team had what its coach called the best season yet, making it all the way to the quarterfinals of the state playoffs.
First Presbyterian Christian Academy’s Lady ’Landers soccer team went 13-5 overall this season while playing at its new home field at St. James Park.
Coach Tom Sukaratana took the FPCA girls into the second round of the Class AA finals before being eliminated in overtime by Piedmont Academy on May 12.
Still, the Lady ’Landers hoisted the runner-up trophy after managing five shutout victories this season.
Maggie Dickens, Summer Mehalko, Brooke Standard and Kelsey Higgason were named to the all-region team.
This year, 24 players were chosen for the all-state team. Of those 24, only three were freshmen. Two of those freshmen were FPCA’s Standard and Higgason.
Standard had 21 goals and 25 assists for the season, and Higgason had 34 goals and 15 assists for the season.

Lady ’Landers’ regular-season results
March 1    FPCA 8, Memorial Day 0
March 4    FPCA 6, Central Fellowship 0
March 11    Augusta Prep 12, FPCA 0,
March 11    Hilton Head Christian 2, FPCA 1
March 12    FPCA 1, Georgia Christian 0
March 15    FPCA 3, Robert Toombs 1
March 18    FPCA 3, Sherwood Christian Academy 2
March 18    FPCA 3, Milledge Academy 2
March 19    Tiftarea Academy 5, FPCA 2
April 4    FPCA 7, Central Fellowship Christian 0
April 7    Frederica Academy 11, FPCA 1 
April 12    FPCA 4, Robert Toombs Christian 1
April 15    FPCA 6, Heritage Christian Academy 0
April 21    FPCA 11, Memorial Day School 0
April 27    Frederica Academy 3, FPCA 1
April 28    FPCA 10, Heritage Christian 0

First-round playoffs
May 10    FPCA 3, Brookwood 1

Quarterfinals
May 12    Piedmont Academy 5, FPCA 4 (OT)

 

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