The Vancouver Island University Mariners volleyball teams are both at the top of the standings, but clearly, it will take some work to stay there.
Both VIU squads were challenged on the road this past weekend in Pacific Western Athletic Association competition in the Fraser Valley.
The VIU women (7-1) lost a match for the first time this season on Friday, 15-25, 25-21, 20-25, 25-22, 15-12, but defeated the Cascades the next day 16-2, 25-17, 25-17, 25-19. The Mariner men (7-1) also played a five-set match Friday, winning 25-18, 25-16, 24-26, 23-25, 15-12. On Saturday they won 25-19, 25-19, 25-22.
GAME ON … VIU volleyball will now get a bye week. Its next action is Nov. 18-19 when the Capilano Blues visit the Vancouver Island University gym.