Warrior Soccer heads into CAL playoffs as top seed

CCS Volleyball is No. 2 seed this weekend: St. Croix Falls, Wisc. is beautiful this time of year, and the Cambridge Christian teams hope the landscape matches their abilities when they head east for the Christian Athletic League Finals this weekend.

Warrior Soccer (17-0) will be aiming to meet its goal of an undefeated season when they enter the tourney as the No. 1 seed. The defending league champions will open against No. 4 Christian Life with a 2 p.m. game on Friday, Oct. 26 on the Alliance Church of the Valley pitch. The Warriors swept the Hawks in the teams’ two meetings by a combined scored of 15-0.

A victory would place CCS into the 12:30 p.m. championship match on Saturday. Immanuel Lutheran, the No. 2 seed, is favored to reach the finals out of the other half of the brackets, and they gave the Warriors a stiff challenge in a 2-0 game back on Sept. 15.

CAL Soccer– Final:  Cambridge Christian 5-0, 17-0; Valley Christian 2-2, 5-4; Immanuel Lutheran 1-2; Christian Life 0-4, 1-7.

• Cambridge Christian Volleyball  (11-6) enters the tourney as the No. 2 seed behind top-seed Christian Life. The Warriors open against No. 7 Valley Christian at 7:15 p.m. Friday evening at the St. Croix Middle School gym. CCS swept Valley this season, including taking a 3-0 match in the Oct. 16 regular-season finale.

The competition would pick up in Saturday morning’s 10:15 a.m. semifinal match where No. 3 seed Rochester Area Home School is the likely foe. The Warriors tipped RAHS 3-2 in a road match back on Sept. 21.

In the other half of the brackets, both Christian Life and No. 4 St. Cloud Christian bring tall and tough squads to the court. The CAL volleyball championship will be 1 p.m. Saturday afternoon; the 3rd-place match is also scheduled for 1 p.m. that day.

CAL Volleyball– Final: Christian Life 7-0, 18-1; St. Cloud Christian 8-2, 10-3; Cambridge Christian 9-3, 11-6; RAHS  6-2, 9-5; Faith Foreston 5-6, 8-7; Immanuel Lutheran 2-6, 2-6; Valley Christian 1-9; Hope Christian 0-10.