BOATHOUSE reaffirmed their title aspirations with victories over University of Birmingham and York in the National Volleyball League Division III North.
The Dewsbury-based club have now won five of their opening six fixtures and have moved top.
Boathouse recovered from one set down against the undefeated University of Birmingham to win 3-1.
Steve Kay and David Huebner scored consistently for Boathouse, who were buoyed by the return from injury of Laurent Zeiller.
After winning two consecutive close sets, Boathouse clinched their victory with a ruthless 25-8 final set.
Boathouse kept up their momentum against York, beating the hosts 3-0.
Stronger serving and returning ensured they were largely untroubled by York, for whom former Boathouse captain Mike Turner was playing.
Debutant Matt Kapala impressed from the wing, scoring a few points with powerful hits.
With a number of influential players still to come back, the Boathouse side are confident of maintaining their title challenge.