Last year in the first round of the GISA state soccer playoffs, the FPCA girls narrowly beat Monsignor Donovan 1-0 in a game that went into overtime.
In their first face off this year, last Thursday, the Lady ’Landers quickly took over the game. Winning 6-0, the Highlander girls recorded their ninth shutout for the season.
Contributing goals were Auset Gibbs, Mary Kathryn Whitney, Mercedes Buckley, and Jelissa Estrada. Players credited with assists were Cecilia Graham, Estrada and Gibbs.
Currently, the Lady ’Landers’ record is 11-0.
The varsity boys nabbed their first win of the season, 3-2.
Coach Tom Sukaratana said the team was down at half 2-0. Coming off the half his team scored three times and kept Monsignor Donovan away from the net.
Eighth-graders Donny Phillips and Alfred Martin each scored. Sophomore Palmer Whitney also kicked one in.
Sukaratana predicted the Highlanders’ dry spell was ending.
"I have four eighth-graders starting on my team. As they have become more comfortable, our scoring chances have increased," the coach said. "My older players are beginning to trust them more. We won because they worked together."
The Highlanders were to play a region match against Robert Toombs Christian Academy on Tuesday. A home match, the games will be played at the St. James Sports Center on Holmestown Road. Thursday, the squads will face Coastal Home School in Savannah.