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Lady Highlanders win home opener
St. James Sports Center site of win
Lady Highlander Arianna Burden-Force (24) watches as her teammate Mary Katherine Whitney (9) sets the ball during a match last week. - photo by Michael Valentine

First Presbyterian Christian Academy’s varsity volleyball team swept Region 4-AA opponent Providence Christian Tuesday afternoon at the St. James Sports Center in Holmestown in the Highlanders’ first home match of the season.
Game scores were 25-15, 25-11 and 26-16.
The Highlanders were led by eighth-grader Cecilia Graham and senior Megan Gillon, who each had 16 service points. Gillon and Dazya Ingram led the team in kills with five each.
The Lady Landers are 1-2 overall and 1-0 in region play.
FPCA’s second-year coach Amanda Whilden said the girls came into the season with a lot of confidence.
“They are really starting to believe in themselves and each other,” she said.
Whilden said the girls still need to work on communicating during every play and improving their passing game.
“We need to move our feet to the ball faster to make more accurate passes,” she said.
Whilden said the team set a goal to win at least three region games this year and have an opportunity to play and advance in the playoffs.
The junior varsity Highlanders also won by sweeping two straight sets. Game scores were 25-5, 25-11.
Loren Townsend paced the junior-varsity squad with 19 service points.
The Lady ‘Landers JV and varsity squads were scheduled to play Thursday at Trinity Christian in Statesboro.
Results were unavailable at press time.
FPCA’s next home match is Tuesday against region opponent Heritage Christian at the St. James Sports Center.
The JV match starts at 4:30 p.m. and the varsity game will follow.

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