Blue Ridge brought down Lackawanna League division favorite Abington Heights Thursday night on the Raiders’ home court.
The Comets captured the division title in 2015 and went undefeated in the 2016 season.
After Blue Ridge took wins in the first two games (25-15, 25-21), Abington Heights came back in the third set for the win (25-18), sending the match into a fourth game.
The teams traded the lead throughout the match, with the Comets jumping to a three-point late in the game.
But the Raiders rallied to close the deficit and take the lead, as the match went long as the teams volleyed toward capturing the two-point victory.
In the end, Blue Ridge ended up on top, 27-25, handing the Comets their first loss of the season while the Raiders remain undefeated at 5-0.
Dane Beers had 17 kills and 10 points and Garrett Mansfield had 15 kills and 11 digs to lead Blue Ridge.
Kyle Bayle had 13 digs and 10 points for the Raiders, Mike Allen added nine kills and Charlie Randall had eight kills and 14 points.
The win places the Raiders at the top of the boys’ volleyball standings this season, as them remain the only undefeated team in the league.
Abington Heights and Mountain View are both 4-1 on the season, with Blue Ridge handing both teams their single loss.
The Raiders also swept Western Wayne, 3-0, last week.
Beers had 11 kills and seven points. Dom Rogers had 26 assists and 18 points; and Corbin French had seven kills on the night.
In other volleyball action last week:
*At Elk Lake, Nate Preston had 20 digs and Evan Debonis had five digs and nine assists to lead the Warriors in a 3-2 win over Susquehanna.
Bryce Baldwin had 11 kills, 10 assists and 18 digs for Susquehanna.
*At Forest City, Matt Giles had nine kills and Michael Kelly had five digs to lead the Foresters, 3-1 over Western Wayne..
Nicholas Andrews had nine assists for the winners.
*Cam Hollister had seven kills and Luke Schmidt had 15 assists to lead Mountain View to a 3-0 win over Susquehanna in a Lackawanna League boys volleyball match Tuesday.
Bryce Baldwin had seven points, five kills, five assists and seven digs for Susquehanna, Carson Beemer had five points, five kills and five assists and Jarrett Dininny had seven points and five aces.
*Evan DeBonis had two aces and three digs for Elk Lake in a 3-0 loss to Abington Heights.