Cayden Bell and Aiden U’Glay had 11 kills each Thursday as Delaware Valley made it through four close sets to emerge with its sixth straight District 2 Class 3A boys volleyball championship by turning back visiting Abington Heights, 29-27, 25-21, 24-26, 25-22.
Bell also had a team-high 16 service points, including 3 aces, and 9 digs. U’Glay also had six digs.
Lackawanna League champion Abington Heights (12-4) was the first team to take a set from Delaware Valley (13-1) during an eight-match winning streak since the Warriors suffered their only loss to Wyoming Valley Conference champion Holy Redeemer.
Abington Heights led, 27-26, in the first set with the two teams battling to get the two-point lead necessary to end the set.
Delaware Valley won the last three points of the set with Zane Papula winning a battle at the net for the go-ahead point and U’Glay powering home the clincher.
After winning the second set, Delaware Valley was serving for match point in the third set when Abington Heights came up with the final three points for the 26-24 win.
Jamison Bessoir finished the tying and go-ahead points, then was part of the double block the Comets set up for the set-winner.
Delaware Valley used a Zach Matthews kill to finish the match.
Matthews finished with 7 kills, 13 digs and 7 points.
Steven Schermerhorn ran the offense and finished with 38 assists and also led the team with 5 blocks along with 5 digs.
Chris U’Glay had nine kills and nine points.
Yoshi Sumitomo led the team in digs with 16.
Nate Steenback had 16 kills and 2 aces for Abington Heights.
Harry Johnson had 12 kills and led in blocks with 5.
Bessoir had 10 kills and 3 blocks.