Abington Heights sweeps Lackawanna Trail in girls volleyball match

By Robert Tomkavage - rtomkavage@timesleader.com
Lackawanna Trail’s Monica Stuenzi prepares to serve during a Lackawanna League girls volleyball match against Abington Heights Sept. 24. - Robert Tomkavage | Abington Journal
Abington Heights’ Gianna Toth had 12 assists during the Lady Comets’ win over Lackawanna Trail in a girls volleyball match Sept. 24. - Robert Tomkavage | Abington Journal

CLARKS SUMMIT — First-year Abington Heights head coach Brandon Libro has been impressed with the improvement shown by the Lady Comets girls volleyball team, but feels they haven’t shown their full potential.

A 3-0 win over Lackawanna Trail Sept. 24 was a step in the right direction.

“I’m happy we’ve grown, but we’re not done growing,” Libro said. “Our greatest success has yet to come as a squad.”

Abington Heights won the first set 25-12, took the second set, 25-16, and won the third set, 25-11, to clinch the victory.

Junior libero Adele Hollander led Abington Heights with 16 digs and five aces. Junior setter Gianna Toth had 12 assists and two aces, and senior middle hitter Victoria Cole had three kills for the Lady Comets.

Junior libero Katelin Walton led Lackawanna Trail with 11 digs and sophomore setter Ashtyn Mecca had seven assists and two kills.

With the win, Abington Heights improved its record to 2-7 at the conclusion of the first half of the season.

“It’s not where we want to be at the halfway point, but we did lose all of our senior starters,” Libro said. “We’re trying to build a solid foundation for the future moving forward.

“We’ve had a lot of losses in really tight games that we want to hopefully turn around in the next half of the season. It’s still our goal to make districts and we know we can do it, but it’s a young squad. We have to focus on fundamentals and consistency.

Lackawanna Trail dropped to 1-8.

Lackawanna Trail’s Monica Stuenzi prepares to serve during a Lackawanna League girls volleyball match against Abington Heights Sept. 24.
https://www.theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/web1_ABJ-AH-Volleyball-1-1.jpgLackawanna Trail’s Monica Stuenzi prepares to serve during a Lackawanna League girls volleyball match against Abington Heights Sept. 24. Robert Tomkavage | Abington Journal

Abington Heights’ Gianna Toth had 12 assists during the Lady Comets’ win over Lackawanna Trail in a girls volleyball match Sept. 24.
https://www.theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/web1_ABJ-AH-Volleyball-2-1.jpgAbington Heights’ Gianna Toth had 12 assists during the Lady Comets’ win over Lackawanna Trail in a girls volleyball match Sept. 24. Robert Tomkavage | 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.