By Steve Breazeale
The Saddleback Valley Christian boys volleyball team has spent a majority of the season at the top of the CIF-SS Division 5 rankings and in their first two playoff matches against Southwestern Academy on May 7 and Rancho Alamitos on May 9, they played like it.
The Warriors won in convincing fashion against Southwestern Academy, sweeping their opponent in three straight sets 25-8, 25-4, and 25-9.
Torrey Karlsen led the team with 12 kills. Nick Worrell had seven kills while freshman Noah Dyer tallied five. Nico Bonetto had a team-high 16 assists.
The Warriors then took to the road to play Rancho Alamitos in the second round and left with the same three-set win result. Noah Dyer led the team with 10 kills in a 25-20, 25-21, 25-16 match win.
Saddleback Valley Christian will now host Desert Christian on May 11 at 7 p.m.