PRINCESS ANNE, Md. – Coppin State’s volleyball team clinched its second-straight winning season with a 3-1 (24-26, 25-17, 25-10, 25-9) victory at Maryland Eastern Shore on Friday night at Hytche Center. With the win, the Eagles improve to 14-10 overall and 8-4 in the MEAC while the Hawks fall to 11-12 on the year and 6-6 in league play.
Paola Caten and Miajavon Coleman had 15 kills apiece while combining to hit .369 from their outside positions. Caten notched a double-double with 12 digs and made just four errors on 29 swings to hit .379 while Coleman swung at a .361 clip.
Chudear Tut also impressed with ten kills on .381 hitting as Hope Casel tallied a season-high eight kills on a .350 h7itting percentage.
Andrea Tsvetanova also picked up a double-double, recording 40 assists and ten digs while adding four aces on the offensive end. Tsvetanova led Coppin to a .320 hitting percentage, while the defense, led by Ashley Roman’s match-high 20 digs, held the Hawks to .059 hitting. Ahzhi Coleman led all players with three blocks.
Despite leading 23-20 in the opening set, CSU came up short as UMES closed the frame on a 6-1 run. A kill by Miajavon Coleman gave the Eagles a 24-22 advantage but the Hawks scored the next four points to take the opener.
Coppin used a 5-0 run in the early stages of the second set to open a 9-5 lead thanks to kills from Coleman and Tut along with an Aislynn Weaver ace. UMES rallied to tie the score at 10-10 but the Eagles scored another five-straight and never looked back.
The Eagles started the third on a 7-1 run as Caten and Casel recorded two kills apiece. A 5-0 run late in the set sealed it for Coppin with Casel and Tut recording a kill and a block apiece. Coleman closed the set with a pair of kills.
Clinging to a 7-6 lead in the fourth, CSU went on an 8-1 run as Rebekka Hauri picked up back-to-back aces. Following a UMES kill, Coppin scored another five-straight on a kill by Tut and four Hawks errors. The hosts scored just two more points the rest of the way with the Navy & Gold scoring ten of the final 11 points.
CSU closes out the regular season with home matches against Delaware State on November 7 at 3 pm, followed by Morgan State on November 12 at 7 pm.
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