Strong serves help Abington Heights defeat Mountain View in girls volleyball match


By Robert Tomkavage - rtomkavage@timesleader.com



Abington Heights’ Emma Baker had three kills and a two blocks during the Lady Comets, 3-1, win over Mountain View in a Lackawanna League girls volleyball match Tuesday night in Clarks Summit.


Stephanie Walkowski | For Abington Journal

Abington Heights’ Emilee Barrett gets a dig for the Lady Comets during their win over Mountain View in a Lackawanna League girls volleyball match Tuesday night in Clarks Summit.


Stephanie Walkowski | For Abington Journal

Abington Heights’ Alessia Brunori had three aces and a block during the Lady Comets, 3-1, win over Mountain View in a Lackawanna League girls volleyball match on Tuesday night in Clarks Summit.


Stephanie Walkowski | For Abington Journal

CLARKS SUMMIT — Abington Heights defeated Mountain View, 3-1, in a Lackawanna League girls volleyball match on Tuesday evening at Clarks Summit Elementary School.

Mountain View scored two straight points off Abington Heights errors to take the first set, 25-23. Cassie Toth had two kills, and Grace Hambrose, Cassie Ksiazek and Emma Baker each had a kill for Abington Heights during the set. Emily Crowley contributed two sets and Mariah Tulaney recorded an ace.

The Lady Comets scored the first eight points of the second set and went on to win the set, 25-9. Toth and Tulaney had kills for the Lady Comets during the run, Alessia Brunori provided an ace and Baker had a block. Hambrose finished off the second set with a kill off a setup from Marissa Lewis.

Abington Heights began the third set on an 11-3 run and scored five of the last seven points to win the set, 25-18, and take a 2-1 advantage in the match. Lewis had three aces and six sets during the third set, including one to Baker for the winning point.

“I like our energy,” Abington Heights head coach Kendra Bianchi said. “I just really want them to work on keeping their hustle going.”

Mountain View (2-4) scored four straight points to take a 13-7 lead in the fourth set, but Abington Heights responded with six consecutive points to tie the match, 13-13. Brunori had an ace, Baker had a block and Toth had a kill off a set from Lewis during the Lady Comets run. Toth also had the winning point off a setup from Lewis as Abington Heights took the set, 25-23, to clinch the match.

“We kept our heads up, and worked on getting our composure and momentum back by really focusing and taking our time at the service line,” Bianchi said. “Mountain View did an awesome job making us have to work and move the ball. They had great hustle, but our girls stepped up and took the lead with their serving.”

Abington Heights (6-1) will travel to play Forest City at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 24.

Abington Heights’ Emma Baker had three kills and a two blocks during the Lady Comets, 3-1, win over Mountain View in a Lackawanna League girls volleyball match Tuesday night in Clarks Summit.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_ABJ-AH-Volley-Baker.jpgAbington Heights’ Emma Baker had three kills and a two blocks during the Lady Comets, 3-1, win over Mountain View in a Lackawanna League girls volleyball match Tuesday night in Clarks Summit. Stephanie Walkowski | For Abington Journal

Abington Heights’ Emilee Barrett gets a dig for the Lady Comets during their win over Mountain View in a Lackawanna League girls volleyball match Tuesday night in Clarks Summit.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_ABJ-AH-Volley-Barrett.jpgAbington Heights’ Emilee Barrett gets a dig for the Lady Comets during their win over Mountain View in a Lackawanna League girls volleyball match Tuesday night in Clarks Summit. Stephanie Walkowski | For Abington Journal

Abington Heights’ Alessia Brunori had three aces and a block during the Lady Comets, 3-1, win over Mountain View in a Lackawanna League girls volleyball match on Tuesday night in Clarks Summit.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_ABJ-AH-Volley-Brunori.jpgAbington Heights’ Alessia Brunori had three aces and a block during the Lady Comets, 3-1, win over Mountain View in a Lackawanna League girls volleyball match on Tuesday night in Clarks Summit. Stephanie Walkowski | For Abington Journal

By Robert Tomkavage

rtomkavage@timesleader.com

Reach Robert Tomkavage at 570-704-3941 or on Twitter @rtomkavage.

Reach Robert Tomkavage at 570-704-3941 or on Twitter @rtomkavage.

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