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Lady Paladins Lose State Girls Soccer Semifinals

Fellowship Christian School's Lady Paladins lost to First Presbyterian Day School (FPD) of Macon in two overtime periods.

Credit: Patch file
Credit: Patch file

By John Heid, sports information director at Fellowship Christian School 

The Fellowship Christian School varsity girls soccer team played their second consecutive double overtime game on May 14, but this time they did not achieve the desired results.

First Presbyterian Day School (FPD) of Macon edged the Lady Paladins 2-1 in double overtime on May 14 in the first meeting between the schools of the season. The Fellowship girls earned third place at the FPD Viking Cup tournament held March 7-8 in Macon. The teams did not meet in the two-day tourney. 

FPD scored the only goal of the first 5:00 overtime period. The second overtime was scoreless.  

The Lady Paladins took a 1-0 lead on Megan Hudgens’ goal with 23:19 left in the second half. FPD tied the game later in the half. 

The game was delayed for an hour at the start and another half hour with 12 minutes left in the scoreless first half. 

The Lady Paladins’ season-best five-game win streak was snapped on Wednesday. Overall, FCS finishes the season with an 11-5 overall record. 

With a 4-3 double overtime victory over The Paideia School in the GHSA Single A quarterfinals on May 10 at Paladin Field, the Lady Paladins qualified for their fourth consecutive appearance in the State Girls Soccer Final Four. FCS lost to the Lady Pythons in last year’s state finals. 

Pace Academy blanked Savannah Country Day 4-0 in the other semifinal matchup in Macon. The finals between Pace and FPD will be held at Emory University on Saturday, May 17 at noon.

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