North Region Routs

Photo credit: Julia Wall
Photo credit: Julia Wall

ELLENDALE, N.D. -- After making quick work of Trinity and Oak Hills, the Sabercats remain untouchable against NCCAA competition in 2020.

The Sabercats swept the Lions and the Wolfpack inside of the Ray Ulmer Field House. All told, the Sabercats have now dropped just one set against NCCAA opponents in 2020.


  • Results:
    • Maranatha 3-0 Trinity Bible (25-14, 25-12, 25-3)
    • Maranatha 3-0 Oak Hills Christian (25-10, 25-12, 25-15)
  • Venue: Ray Ulmer Field House
  • Location: Ellendale, N.D.
  • Attendance: ---
  • Records: MBU (12-1), TBC (2-11), OHCC (1-7)


The Sabercats were polished in the first match of the day, attacking at a clip of .412 to keep the Lions on their heels. Claire Hansel put down 15 kills in the match, and Caitrin Kemlo (six kills) and Mattie Bumpus (five kills) kept the attack going. Emily Johnson dished out 29 assists and led the defense with nine digs in the set. 

It was a one-way match, as the Sabercats stifled the Lions, limiting their hosts to just 29 points in the entire ordeal.

In the second match of the day, Maranatha made quick work of the Oak Hills Wolfpack, finishing their Minnesota match in three sets as well. Hansel and Kemlo contributed nine kills apiece while Johnson (12 digs) and Erica Ureke (14 digs) kept the floor clean for the Blue and Gold.

After six relatively brief sets in North Dakota, the Sabercats were perfect on the weekend, perfect in North Region play, and perfect against NCCAA opponents for 2020.

MBU Starters (combined games): 3- Johnson, 4- Hansel, 6- Bailey, 8- Bumpus, 11- Ureke (L), 14- Kemlo, 23- Anderson

STATS (combined)

  • Hansel: 24 kills, 12 digs
  • Hansel: attacked at .556 percent against Trinity - the best percentage from anyone on the team this season
  • Johnson: 52 assists, 5 aces
  • Kemlo: 15 kills
  • Ureke: 19 digs
  • MBU: attacked at .412 against Trinity - the second-best mark this season
  • Series: Maranatha leads the all-time series against Trinity, 2-0
  • Series: Maranatha leads the all-time series against Oak Hills, 3-0


The Sabercats return home next weekend to take on Faith Baptist and Oak Hills Christian. Follow at

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