Milligan advances to second round playoffs

from staff reports

   Johnson City, TN -- Milligan dominated Brescia University to advance to the second round of the Women's Soccer Regional Tournament. Milligan won the game 9-0.
   Bianca Spoto recorded a hat trick in the blowout. She also helped on two more goals for the Lady Buffs. Salem Wood scored a goal and assisted on another.
   Rebecca Hulian scored her first goal of the season. She also recorded an assist.
   The Lady Buffs out shot Brescia 19 to 3. They controlled the game on both end of the field.
   Emma Wirkus recorded the shutout stopping all three shots.
   Milligan will travel to Barbourville, Ky on Friday to play the #2 seed Bethel College in the semifinals of the Region 12 tournament. The game is schedule at 2:00 PM. The winner of that game will play for the championship on Saturday and a berth to NAIA National Tournament in St. Charles, MO.
   Milligan improves to 16-4-1.
   Men's Basketball
   Buffs destroy Warren Wilson 92-35
   Asheville, NC---Milligan picks up their first win of the season by running past Warren Wilson 92-35. They even their record at 1 and 1.
   Junior Michael Morrell (Elizabethton) led the Buffs with 21 points and Freshman Marc Curry added 17.
   Curry, who was the Knoxville Player of the Year last season, played a solid game scoring double figures in his second game as a collegiate.
   Jonathon Harris scored 15 points. He led Milligan with 19 points in their first game against Berea College. They lost to Berea 67-63.
   Milligan led 57-20 at halftime.
   "I like the way we are playing defense. We have a very young team, but we are improving everyday in practice. We are heading in the right direction as a team," states head coach Tony Wallingford.
   Milligan will host Berea College on Saturday night at 7:30 PM. This will be their first home game of the season.