NCCAA North Region Volleyball Tournament

NCCAA North Region Volleyball Tournament

WATERTOWN, Wis. -- After dominating the regular season, the Sabercats Women's Volleyball Team are seeded #1 as they compete for the NCCAA North Region Tournament as tournament hosts.

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MBU will open play on Friday, November 8 at 8:00 p.m. in the NCCAA North Region Semifinal, taking on the winner of #4 Moody and #5 Calvary. The winner of the semifinal advances to the 1:30 p.m. championship match on Saturday, November 9.

The winner of the North Region Tournament will earn a berth at the 2019 NCCAA DII National Tournament held November 21-23 in Greenville, South Carolina. For the Blue and Gold, nothing short of the banner will do, as they are gunning for their ninth regional title in the last 10 seasons.

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. As the #1 seed, the Sabercats are "back home" in more ways than one, as they have won the tournament the last two years despite being seeded #3 in 2017 and #2 in 2018.

Here's a brief overview of the field:

Seed                       Nickname     Location                    Record      Power Rating    2018 Finish
#1 Maranatha Sabercats Watertown, Wis. 18-3 5.106 Champion
#2 Emmaus Eagles Dubuque, Iowa 11-10 1.827 Runner-up
#3 Providence Pilots Manitoba, Canada 5-10 1.383 Semifinal
#4 Moody Archers Chicago, Ill. 7-8 0.975 Semifinal
#5 Calvary Warriors Kansas City, Mo. 8-11 0.556 1st Round
#6 Trinity Lions Ellendale, N.D. 7-13 -0.463 1st Round
#7 Faith* Eagles Ankeny, Iowa 4-25 -0.491 1st Round

*Participation depends on results of the MCCC Championships, November 1-2

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As the #1 seed, Maranatha is the only team in the tournament to receive a bye into the semifinal. 

So far this year, the Sabercats have beaten Faith, Emmaus, and Moody in straight sets but have not faced Trinity, Calvary, or Providence. 

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

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