BELLARMINE-JEFFERSON HIGH — It didn't particularly pass well, its intensity was a bit lackluster and it definitely made its share of mistakes.
The Bellarmine-Jefferson High girls' volleyball team didn't look like squad gunning for a league title when it took on visiting St. Anthony Thursday.
However, the Guards had enough talent, and just enough motivation, to earn a 25-19, 20-25, 25-18, 25-23 victory, as they keep their dynasty in the Santa Cruz League intact.
The win gives Bell-Jeff its fifth-straight league championship. In addition, the Guards have won 36 league matches in a row and are 39-1 since joining the league five years ago.
"We take pride in keeping our league-title streak going," Bell-Jeff Coach Miguel Segura said. "We have been building up the program the past few years and we are still going strong."