It looks like the powerhouse volleyball teams of North Surry, East Surry and Mount Airy high schools will have to make room for a group of girls from the county’s newest program.
Postseason action got under way this week for several teams representing Millennium Charter Academy in the school’s first year with a full program of interscholastic sports competition, and the school’s middle school volleyball team decided to get the attention of their rivals and potential rivals in the Carolinas Athletic Association for Schools of Choice by bumping, setting and spiking their way into the CAASC Final Four.
The Lady Lions’ middle-school volleyball team defeated number second seed Community Baptist in the CAASC state Middle School volleyball tournament on Tuesday night in Reidsville. Millennium, the 10th seed, dominated the match, winning 25-10, 25-22 for a trip to the Final Four and a semifinal match against conference rival NC Leadership Academy today at 4 p.m. in Kernersville.
Earlier in the week, the team had knocked off a higher-seeded team once already, downing Triad Math and Science 16-25, 28-26, 25-10. Triad, which nearly swept MCA out of the postseason in the second set before the Lady Lions stormed back for victory, was the eighth seed in the tournament.
Millennium saw two more of its teams qualify for the state playoffs in the CAASC.
The school’s high school volleyball team also earned a trip to the playoffs, but lost in four sets on the road to Oak Level Baptist Academy of Stokesdale.
The MCA middle school soccer team was also in the CAASC tournament field as the No. 8 seed and traveled to No. 6 Cornerstone Charter Academy in Greensboro on Tuesday.
The Lions are also expecting to have runners compete in the CAASC cross-country championships on Oct. 25 in Oak Ridge.