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FPD girls soccer claims 2018 state championship with 2-0 win over Athens Academy

The Lady Vikings claimed their third state title and finished the 2018 season with a perfect 23-0 record after beating Athens Academy 2-0 in the GHSA class A state championship./(Cam Gaskins, WGXA)

MACON, Ga. -- After falling short to Wesleyan in last year's GHSA class A state championship, the First Presbyterian Day varsity girls soccer team came back to finish the job this year. Today, the Lady Vikings claimed the program's third state title with a 2-0 win over Athens Academy.

This team finishes the 2018 season with a perfect record at 23-0. The Lady Vikings did not allow a single goal during the playoffs, outscoring their postseason opponents 23-0 in five games.

For the eight seniors who played their last game as a Viking, this was the picture perfect ending.

"We did not want to feel how we felt last year," senior Sadie Frame said. "We wanted to come off knowing that we won 23 straight games and didn't have a single loss. And that's what we did, that's what we accomplished today."

FPD was able to score in each half to add on to their dominant defense. Maggie Davis scored in the 26th minute of the first half off a Sadie Frame assist.

That goal would prove to be all FPD needed, but they would add another goal in the second half for good measure. In the fifth minute of the second half, Lily Peavy's corner kick sailed through the hands of Athens Academy's keeper and Jansyn Samples knocked it in with a header to give the Lady Vikings a 2-0 lead that would hold as the final score.

For head coach Josh Trieste, this win was a bit overdue.

"It feels like it's been a long time coming," coach Trieste said. "I've entered this game as a coach undefeated a couple times, and have not won it, so these girls just made my season."

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