BURBANK — The Bellarmine-Jefferson boys' volleyball team has some work to do early in the season.
With a number of contributors from last season's team having departed, the Guards need to both refine their volleyball skills while learning to play together.
The lack of experience showed at home on Wednesday, as Calvary Chapel of Downey defeated Bell-Jeff in straight sets 25-23, 25-17, 25-11.
The loss dropped the Guards to 0-5 on the season. This past weekend the team participated in the Providence Tournament.
"It's game time experience," said Bell-Jeff Coach Miguel Segura. "We've had none of it together besides the tournament. Now that they know who's playing where and what for the most part, now we just need to gain that experience as a team together and try to stay positive."
Segura added that the Guards need to learn how to work through adversity.
"We're a frustrating team," the coach said. "We haven't learned how to get out of frustrations or know that we've got to go through learning pains."