Fourpeat Latest: Sabercats Seeded Second

Fourpeat Latest: Sabercats Seeded Second

GREENVILLE, S.C. -- The Sabercats will be the #2 seed for the 2018 NCCAA DII National Tournament, as MBU is chasing their fourth consecutive national title.

The Sabercats will open play at 12:00 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, Nov. 15 against #7 Arlington Baptist. The Sabercats will then face #6 Toccoa Falls and #3 Geneva to punch their ticket to the national semifinal.


A complete breakdown of the tournament participants is as follows:

  Seed     Pool   Institution                     Qualifying Method                  Record
#1 A Bob Jones South Region Champion     30-5
#4 A Emmaus At-Large Selection 23-4
#5 A Johnson  Mideast Region Champion 25-6
#8 A Randall At-Large Selection 17-18
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#2 B Maranatha North Region Champion 20-12
#3 B Geneva At-Large Selection 18-12
#6 B Toccoa Falls At-Large Selection 25-9
#7 B Arlington Baptist Southwest Region Champion  14-16


Pool B

The Sabercats will face two old foes and one new face in pool play at the National Tournament.

#3 Geneva -- The Golden Tornadoes are new to the NCCAA this year and earned the #3 seed for the tournament despite not participating in the Mideast Regional Tournament. The only opponent that GC has shared with Maranatha this year is Alverno College, and the Tornadoes swept Alverno at the beginning of the season.

#6 Toccoa Falls -- Toccoa Falls and Maranatha squared off at last year's tournament, and the Screaming Eagles were the only team to take a set off of Maranatha in pool play. Maranatha leads the all-time series, 4-0.

#7 Arlington Baptist -- The last time the Patriots played Maranatha was in the 2015 NCCAA DII National Semifinals, where the Sabercats put up an impressive 50 kills in a three-set win. While the Patriots hold the weakest record in the field this year, they are one of four regional champions competing for the national title.


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