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Comets complete perfect season

This time, Abington Heights left no doubt.

Facing its closest pursuer and playing a rematch of its most difficult test of the season, Abington Heights wrapped up a perfect regular season and Lackawanna League boys volleyball championship by rolling over visiting Blue Ridge with a three-set sweep Thursday night.

Nate Steenback, one of the players being honored on Senior Night, and Nico Bossi had 10 kills each to lead the 25-12, 25-12, 25-16 victory.

The Comets, who will be the top seed in the District 2 Class 3A tournament, finished 12-0 in the Lackawanna and improved to 13-0 overall. They will be off for at least a week with a bye into the district semifinals.

Blue Ridge, which entered the night with a chance to force a first-place tie, dropped to 10-2 and 12-2.

The teams are ranked 1-2 in the Riverfront Sports Super Six Power Rankings of District 2 teams.

Steenback and Bossi had plenty of help as the No. 1 Comets were in control throughout against the only team to take a set off of them this season.

Quentin Birch had seven kills while Colin Jenkins and Jamison Bessoir added five each.

James Brust had 34 assists and a team-high 3 aces.

Jenkins had 18 digs, Birch 6 and Steenback 5.

Bossi had six blocks and Steenback had three.

Connor Cranage had 6 kills, Carson Gallagher had 13 assists and Aiden Glasgow had 5 digs to lead Blue Ridge.

The Raiders are positioned to host a quarterfinal match when the District 1-2-11 Class 2A Subregional opens next week.

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