Millennium Charter Academy’s interscholastic sports program will celebrate another “first” on Monday evening, when the school will host postseason conference tournament games for the first time in school history.
The Lions, who are members of the Central Carolina Conference for Academics, Athletics, and the Arts, will be hosting games at both the high school and middle school levels. The conference is made up of 16 middle school and 12 high school teams, divided into East and West divisions. First, second, and third round games are played in an Eastern and Western bracket. The champions from the East and West will meet in a conference championships game on Friday October 14. Millennium is in the West bracket in all sports.
On Monday, the Millennium middle school soccer team will play Forsyth Home Educators at 3:30 p.m. on the MCA soccer field. The Lions are the fourth seed in the West bracket, and Forsyth is the No. 5 seed. At 4:30 p.m., the middle school volleyball team will be hosting Forsyth Academy. This is also a 4-5 tournament game, with Millennium earning the right to host because it swept Forsyth during the regular season.
The Lions’ high school soccer team had a bit of good fortune for their first-round tournament assignment. Millennium is also in the 4-5 game in this sport, but the Lions are the fifth seed in the West bracket, behind their opponent, NC Leadership Academy. MCA is hosting due to NCLA not being able to use their soccer field. MCA lost to NCLA earlier in the season in a very close match. The teams were slated to play a rematch last week, but the match was cancelled due to concerns over Hurricane Matthew.
Millennium has one more tournament game on the slate, but that one is on the road. The Lady Lions’ volleyball team will play on Tuesday at 4:30 against Millers Creek Christian School. MCA split the regular season with Millers Creek. The Lady Lions are the number 3 seed in the western bracket, and Miller’s Creek is the second seed.