BELLARMINE-JEFFERSON HIGH — Having beaten rival Providence High in four straight cross-town matches, the Bellarmine-Jefferson girls' volleyball team has definitely had the upper hand in the clash the past few years.
However, as inconsistent as the Guards have played this season, no one on the Bell-Jeff team¿ was ready to look past the Pioneers.
Although Providence played well at times — holding leads in two of three games — the Guards were able to hold off the threats to earn a 25-23, 25-14, 25-20 nonleague victory Thursday at Bell-Jeff.
"The way we've played this season, we can't afford to take any team lightly, let alone our rival," Bell-Jeff Coach Miguel Segura said. "Being more consistent is something that we've tried to work on in practice. It's been slow in coming, but we're getting there."
The Guards (2-5-1) have had to deal with the task of having players get used to playing new positions this season. Segura said that learning process has helped lead to the team's uneven play.