First Presbyterian Day School’s Lady Vikings claimed a state championship in soccer Friday night. The girls won the GHSA Class A state title defeating visiting Paideia 3 to 2.
The score was tied at zero at the half, but Rebecca Miller booted 2 goals for FPD. The Vikings defense had only allowed 1 goal to a GHSA team this season, but Paideia quickly tied the game back up with 2 goals of their own.
FPD sophomore Atalia Ramirez scored the game-winning goal with just 3 minutes left. FPD was undefeated in GHSA play and finished with a record of 21-1.
The total goals allowed this season (5) sets a school record. The girls also set a team record with 140 goals scored.
The victory gave FPD their first state championship in any sport since moving to the GHSA. This is FPD’s first year competing in the GHSA after a long time affiliation with GISA, which is made up only private schools.
FPD becomes just the second school in GHSA history to win a sports championship during their first season in the league.