The race to a CIF volleyball championship begins on Tuesday for eight area schools.
Seven teams will play on Tuesday and just De Anza League champ Shadow Hills get a first-round bye and opens Thursday.
The top two teams in the Desert Valley League earned home games for the Div. 2A playoffs.
DVL champ Xavier Prep faces Pacifica of Garden Grove and DVL runnerup Palm Springs takes on Apple Valley.
Palm Desert is on the road at Serrano and La Quinta travels to Elsinore.
In Div. 4A, Desert Christian Academy is on the road at El Segundo’s Vistamar while in Div. 5A, Marywood Palm Valley is at Avalon and West Shores travels to LeLycee of Los Angeles.
On Thursday, the Knights host a Div. 4AA contest against the winner of St. Monica Catholic of Santa Monica vs. Katella of Anaheim.
All games are set for 7 p.m. unless both school agree to a time change.