NEPA Sports Nation

ROUNDUP: Comets, Royals open boys volleyball defenses with wins

Nate Steenback, Colin Jenkins and Nico Bossi had five kills each Tuesday night when Abington Heights opened its Lackawanna League boys volleyball title defense with a 25-7, 25-9, 25-18 victory.

James Brust had 20 assists, Dane Johnson 10 and Steenback 4.

Thomas Sheeran had six aces while Brust and Jenkins had three each.

Hunter Schmitt had eight service points for Western Wayne while Jordan Ortiz had two kills and two blocks.

It was an impressive start for the Comets, dominating one of the teams that tied for second a year ago.

Blue Ridge, the other team that tied for second last season, also dominated at home in the opener, defeating Forest City, 25-12, 25-9, 25-8.

Connor Cranage led the Raiders with 16 kills and 14 digs.

Carson Gallagher had 25 assists and 6 aces while Aiden Glasgow had 22 digs and Gerald Welsted had eight kills.

Holy Redeemer also opened a title defense, sweeping Wilkes-Barre Area, 25-13, 25-19, 25-11, in the Wyoming Valley Conference.

Matt Prociak and Danny Marinelli led the way.

Prociak had 14 kills, 4 blocks, 4 digs and 13 service points. Marinelli had 12 kills, 2 blocks, 5 digs and 13 points.

Charlie Floryan had 29 assists and 6 digs while Mike Dubaskas had 5 kills.

Andrew Blockus had 34 assists and Zander Unger had 10 kills in Berwick’s 25-21, 25-10, 16-25, 25-12 victory over Lake-Lehman.

Justin Rodney had nine kills while Graham Marshman and Hunter Madl each had eight.

Among the other Tuesday highlights in District 2 sports:

Lake-Lehman and Crestwood rolled to easy wins in WVC girls lacrosse.

Madison Lasinski scored seven goals while Lilian Raczkowski added six goals and four assists in Lake-Lehman’s 19-7 romp over Dallas.

Madison Raspen from Lake-Lehman and Ireland Walsh from Dallas scored four goals each.

A total of 13 players scored goals in Crestwood’s 18-2 rout of Holy Redeemer.

Isabella Caporuscio led the way with three goals and three assists. Grace Pasternick added two goals and two assists, Julia Glowacki had one goal and three assists and Kate Gallagher had two goals.

Wyoming Seminary handled Wyoming Area, 11-5, in a game between two of last season’s District 2 Class 2A semifinalists.


Track and field openers:

Full scoreboard:

Follow us on social media