Friday afternoon at 1:00 PM CST, the 12-4 Barclay College Bears, who earned the top seed in this years Southwest Region tournament, will take on #4 Hillsdale Free Will Baptist College (Moore, OK) in Joplin, MO for a chance to advance to the region finals and keep their post season hopes alive.
The Bears split with the Saints during the regular season, with each team winning at home. Back in early September the Bears beat the Saints in a night game in Haviland 3-1 and then the Saints repaid the favor when they beat the Bears 2-1 on October 1st.
Following the Bears/Saints match at 1:00 PM will be the other region match featuring host school Ozark Christian College and the Crusaders of Dallas Christian College (Dallas, TX) at 3:00 PM. The two winning teams from Friday will play on Saturday at 12:00 PM for an automatic birth to the national tournament in Kissimmee, Florida the second week of November.