Wide Open

Wide Open

WATERTOWN, Wis. -- The Sabercats' Men's Soccer team is seeded #2 for next weekend's NCCAA North Region Tournament, and this year's tournament is wide open.

Maranatha will open play in the semifinal at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, November 8 against the winner of #3 Moody Bible Institute and #6 Emmaus Bible College. The winner of the semifinal will advance to play for the NCCAA North Region title on Saturday, November 9 at 2:00 p.m. All games will be held at Faith Baptist Bible College in Ankeny, Iowa.

The winner of the North Regional Tournament will earn a berth at the 2019 NCCAA DII National Tournament held November 19-23 in Kissimmee, Florida.

New this year, the seedings are determined based on the new NCCAA Power Rating System, which ranks teams based on win/loss record and strength of schedule.

Here's a brief overview of the six-team field:

Seed                   Location                    Record      Power Rating    2018 Finish
#1 Providence Manitoba, Canada 6-5-1 3.604 Runner-Up
#2 Maranatha Watertown, Wis. 8-6-2 2.484 Semifinal
#3 Moody Chicago, Ill. 7-6-0 1.962 Semifinal
#4 Faith Ankeny, Iowa 8-10-0 1.444 1st Round
#5 Calvary Kansas City, Mo. 4-9-0 0.942 DNP
#6 Emmaus Dubuque, Iowa 2-11-1 0.143 1st Round

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As one of the top two seeds Sabercats will have the advantage of only having to play two games in a row if they advance to the regional championship. 

So far this year, the Sabercats have beaten Faith (4-0, 4-1) and Emmaus (2-1, 3-1) but fell to Moody 1-0 in Chicago.

To follow the matches live, follow @MBUSabercats on Twitter and visit mbusabercats.com/schedule for live coverage links.

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