Perfect Seven

Perfect Seven

LANSING, Mich. -- The Sabercats moved it to a perfect seven wins on Saturday afternoon, topping two Michigan NCCAA opponents on the other side of the lake.


  • Results:
    • Maranatha 3-0 Great Lakes Christian (25-11, 25-15, 25-6)
    • Maranatha 3-0 Grace Christian (25-22, 25-21, 25-17)
  • Venue: Doty Center, Great Lakes Christian College 
  • Location: Lansing, Mich.
  • Attendance: ---
  • Records: MBU (7-0), GLCC (0-5), GCU (6-3)


The Sabercats met with little resistance in their first match of the day. After allowing only 32 points over three sets, the Sabercats made relatively easy work of the Crusaders. Maranatha attacked at a clip of .354 as a team, as Claire Hansel and Caitrin Kemlo led the way with seven and six kills, respectively. Emily Johnson made things easy for the hitters with 23 assists in the match, consistently offering enticing passes.

Against Grace, the Sabercats had a more difficult test, as the Tigers managed to take more than 20 points in the opening two sets. All told, the Sabercats put in consistent hard work over the weekend, and they were ultimately rewarded with two straight-set wins.

MBU Starters: 3- Johnson, 4- Hansel, 6- Bailey, 8-Bumpus, 14- Kemlo, 22- Miller, 24- Rueb

STATS (two-match totals)

  • Official Stats: TBA
  • Series: Maranatha leads the all-time series against Great Lakes, 10-0
  • Series: Maranatha leads the all-time series against Grace Christian, 25-0


The Sabercats travel to Wyoming, Michigan next Saturday to face Grace Christian and Rochester (Mich.). Follow at

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