Lady Buffs prevail, 1-0

from staff reports

   Milligan uses a late goal from Deniece Kitchin to sneak past Covenant College 1-0 in women's college action on Saturday afternoon at Anglin Field.
   Entering the game in a three-team set atop the AAC Conference standings at 6-0-1.
   With the win, Milligan takes a half game led over Union College and a full game led over Covenant College.
   Milligan improves to 7-0-1 while Covenant falls to 6-1-1.
   The lone goal in the game was scored in the 85th minute, when Kitchin blasted a shot over the head of the Covenant's goalie and right in the top corner of the net for the game-winning goal.
   It was Kitchin's eighth goal of the season.
   Emma Wirkus stopped all four shot against her. This was Wirkus' third shutout of the season and tenth of the Lady Buffs this season. Milligan has only allowed eight goals in the first 16 games.
   Milligan outshot the Lady Scots 5-4.
   With the win, Milligan is 13-2-1 overall and runs it unbeaten streak to seven games.
   Milligan will host Southern Virginia on Thursday night at 7 before the showdown with King College on Saturday afternoon at 4:30 p.m.
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   #5 Covenant slides past Milligan 2-1
   Covenant scored two goals in the first half and holds on to beat Milligan 2-1 in men's soccer action.
   Milligan was forced to play without seven starters due to a number of reasons, mainly due to cards received in their last match against Virginia Intermont. Milligan still played with a lot of heart and scared one of the best teams in the nation.
   Covenant improves to 15-1 while Milligan falls to 7-7-1.
   Covenant uses an accidental header from a Milligan player to score the first goal in the fourth minutes of the game. Covenant's Allen Duble scored in the 39th minute to put the Scots up 2-0.
   Steven Townley scored with 22 seconds to go in the first half to cut the margin to 2-1. Townley hit a perfect direct kick from outside the box for Milligan's only goal of the day.
   Both teams had chances in the second half but neither team could capitalize.
   Dan Pavlin played a brilliant game in goal for the Buffaloes, making 11 saves to keep Milligan within striking distance.
   Milligan will host Bryan College on Tuesday night at 7.
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   Milligan too much for Bluefield
   BLUEFIELD, Va.--Milligan traveled to Bluefield and took the first three game to improve to 21-10 and 14-2 in the AAC Conference.
   Milligan won the match 30-20, 30-22, and 30-27.
   Melanie Reed led the Lady Buffs with 13 kills and seven blocks in the middle. Wendy Weaver had eleven kills and six aces to help pace the Lady Buffs.
   Heather Lanning assisted on 21 kills and Sarah Beair collected 18.
   Milligan will travel to UVA-Wise on Tuesday night in a very important conference match.