Heartbreak City: Marian Completes Comeback over Sabercats

Photo credit: Zackarie Bell
Photo credit: Zackarie Bell

THE OVERVIEW

  • Result: Maranatha 2-3 Marian (25-16, 25-15, 21-25, 17-25, 15-17) 
  • Venue: MBU Gymnasium, Maranatha Baptist University
  • Attendance: 239
  • Record: Sabercats are now 13-13
  • Next Match for MBU: Thursday, October 19 at Silver Lake - 7:00 p.m.

THE LEAD

WATERTOWN, Wis. -- The Sabercats saw a comfortable 2-set lead slip away to a spirited comeback from Marian University on Senior Night.

MBU seemed to be repeating their 3-0 win over Marian from September, as the Sabercats cruised out to 25-16 and 25-15 wins in the first 2 sets.

It was not to be, though. The Sabres posted a gritty comeback to take away the 5-set win in the MBU Gymnasium, which was capped off with a dramatic 17-15 win in the final set.

This was the Sabres' first win over Maranatha since the 2011 season. Since then, Maranatha leads the series, 7-2. With the loss, the Sabercats drop back to .500 on the year.

(Statistics and the full story will be announced)

THE CALENDAR

The Sabercats will travel to Manitowoc, Wisconsin to take on the Silver Lake College Lakers Thursday night. The match will begin at 7:00 p.m. Catch details at mbusabercats.com/composite.