But one thing remains the same at the very top of both leagues: the Vanier Vikings and Vanier Spirits are still the teams to beat.
The Vikings continued their impressive start to the season with a 3-0 (25-16, 25-8, 26-24) victory over Briercrest Christian Academy, improving to 3-0 in their quest to repeat as city champions.
The Avonlea Eagles (2-1) kept pace with the Vikings with a sweep of their own, as they took a 25-13, 25-16, 25-17 win over Riverview/Mortlach (0-3). Avonlea is the only team to take a set off Vanier in league play thus far after their five-set battle to open the season.
Also improving to 2-1 were the Central Cyclones, who found themselves in a battle on Tuesday night even though they took a sweep over the Peacock Toilers. Central won the first set comfortably 25-15, but were pushed in the next two before taking 26-24 and 27-25 wins.
Things were closer still in girls league action.
In what could be a preview of the city championship, the Spirits prevailed 3-2 in an outright war with the Peacock Toilers (2-1), taking the first two games 25-23 and 25-17 before the Toilers rebounded with a 25-23 and 28-26 wins. The fifth and deciding set was more of the same before Vanier improved to 3-0 with a 16-14 win.
The other girls contest on the night was just as close, with Briercrest Christian Academy (2-1) rallying from two sets down to take a 3-0 win over Cornerstone Christian School 17-25, 21-25, 25-19, 25-16 and 15-9. The Falcons fell to 1-3.
Boys league action continues on Tuesday, Oct. 1 as Riverview hosts Cornerstone, Peacock takes on Vanier and Central travels to Avonlea. In girls play, Central hosts Peacock and Briercrest Christian travels to Vanier.