Morningside will host an NAIA regional in Sioux City beginning Wednesday. The Mustangs have won 15 of their last 18 games and will take the number three seed into the tournament. They will take on Minot State in the opening round.
Morningside coach Jessica Jones-Sitzman who says they played them in Tuscon, but she says it’ll be a totally different game now with the experience they gained. The Mustangs are playing well at the right time. She says last year at this point they were banged up, but she says they’re really focused right now.
Jones-Sitzmann says they are thrilled with the chance to host the event, as she says they can usually draw a good crowd. Northwestern is also part of the field and will play Concordia in the opening round.
Northwestern coach Melanie Mason says they’re playing well after a few close games. She says one of the keys to winning a regional tournament is “heart” as she says all of the teams have great quality.