Yellowjackets & Raiders Claim Titles; Turn Sights on Tournament
October 27, 2018
Rochester Community & Technical College and Central Lakes College both stormed through their respective Divisions on the way to 12-0 Conference marks and hosting rights for the NJCAA Region XIII A & B tournments.
With the regular season championships out of the way, the Yellowjackets and Raiders will now focus on navigating the Region brackets for the right to advance to the NJCAA Division III National Tournament in Rochester.
In a coin flip, M State-Fergus Falls and Ridgewater (tied at 8-4) assume the #2 and #3 seeds in the Region XIIIA field, while SCTCC will ride the momentum of a dramatic, come-from-behind 3-2 win over MnWest in the last match of the day to play their way into the Region XIIIA field.
Region XIIIB final seeds were also decided on the last day, with Mesabi Range earning a win over Itasca Community College to grab the #3 spot, while Hibbing's loss at Central Lakes pushed them into the #4 spot.
NJCAA Regional play will begin on Friday, November 2 and conclude Saturday, November 3 in Brainerd and Rochester.
Pending confirmation from the NJCAA Region XIII administration, the 2018 tournament fields shall be as follows:
|Region XIII B Tournament||Central Lakes College, Brainerd, MN|
|#1 Central Lakes College||No. 2 NJCAA Ranking, 23-4 Overall / 12-0 MCAC Northern Division|
|#2 Northland CTC||20-5 Overall / 10-2 MCAC Northern Division|
|#3 Mesabi Range College||12-9 Overall / 7-5 MCAC Northern Division|
|#4 Hibbing CC||13-9 Overall / 6-6 MCAC Northern Division|
|Region XIIIA Tournament||Rochester Community & Technical College, Rochester, MN|
|#1 Rochester CTC||No. 4 NJCAA Ranking, 20-8 Overall / 12-0 MCAC Northern Division|
|#2 M State-Fergus Falls||No. 7 NJCAA Ranking, / 8-4 MCAC Southern Division|
|#3 Ridgewater College||18-7 Overall / 8-4 MCAC Southern Division|
|#4 St. Cloud Technical & Community College||11-11 Overall / 6-6 MCAC Southern Division|