The First Presbyterian Christian Academy girls soccer team has started the season on a roll, going 4-0 so far.
The latest victory came Monday afternoon in a re-match against Robert Toombs Academy. The Lady ’Landers won, 4-0. Just last week, the girls beat Robert Toombs in their first matchup, 6-2.
FPCA’s Brooke Standard hit the first goal early in the game. Kelsey Higgason knocked in two more goals, keeping the Highlanders in the lead at intermission.
Megan Gillon scored in the second half to seal the Lady ’Landers’ victory.
FPCA is 2-0 in Georgia Independent School Associations’ Region 4-AA.
Highlanders coach Tom Sukaratana was pleased with his young squad, but said he will have them practicing on their finish at goal. The girls had 28 attempts against Robert Toombs.
“We have a few multi-sport girls on the team, so we are just starting to get everyone together for better practices,” Sukaratana said. “By the middle of the season, we should be ready and be able to finish better at the goal.”
The coach added he had three girls out with injuries and may have lost one for the season with a torn ACL. But he said the girls are going strong. The team has only one senior and two juniors, and is sophomore heavy this year.
Megan Higgason was the starting goalkeeper in Monday’s game. The eighth-grader had three saves in the game.
During a tournament at Georgia Christian School March 2 in Valdosta, the girls defeated Westfield, 3-1, in the first game. In game-two, the girls took on the host school and beat Georgia Christian, 2-0.
The girls play again at Bulloch Academy at 5 p.m. on Friday.