In a season in which the Bellarmine-Jefferson High girls' volleyball team had its seven-year run as Santa Cruz League champion snapped, it still finds itself in the CIF Southern Section Division 4-A playoffs looking to further another streak.
Bell-Jeff will make the short journey to play host and nonleague rival Providence on Tuesday at 7 p.m.
The Guards and Pioneers, who will be joined in the postseason by Burbank and Burroughs in Division 2A, squared off as usual in the regular season, with Bell-Jeff winning for the seventh consecutive time in the rivalry.
To the winner, it would be hard-pressed to say would go any spoils, as top-seeded Laguna Blanca (14-2) awaits, as the Condor League co-champion received a bye into Thursday's second round and will host the winner.
Providence, which took second in the Liberty League at 6-3, is 16-7 overall, while Bell-Jeff, having taken third in the Santa Cruz League with a 4-4 mark, is 8-4, including the win over the Pioneers, 26-24, 23-25, 25-18, 25-21 on Oct. 1.