Submitted by, Airis Thomas, Asst. Director of Athletic Communications
BALTIMORE- The Coppin State Women’s Volleyball program (15-11, 9-5) ended the regular season with a 3-0 (25-18, 25-18, 25-21) sweep of crosstown rival Morgan State (5-23. 3-11) Friday night. The Lady Eagles were led by Paola Caten and Miajavon Coleman with 10 and 9 kills respectively while Ashley Roman led the team with 14 digs. The match also featured the unveiling of the 2020 MEAC Northern Division Championship banner.
Coppin scored fast and often as the Eagles jumped to a quick 5-1 lead in the first set forcing Morgan to call a timeout three minutes into the match. Coppin continued dominating the set getting three service aces and 10 kills. Morgan struggled with six attack errors and four service errors to give Coppin a comfortable buffer. The Eagles finished the first set with a commanding 25-18 score.
The Eagles continued right where they left off in set two. Hitting a .500 hitting percentage to compared to Morgan’s .188. With both teams knotted at 7-7, the Eagles went on an 8-3 run capped by a Coleman kill from Andrea Tsvetanova. Morgan state closed the gap to 15-13, but Coppin went on another scoring frenzy adding another seven points with a Caten kill from Ashley Roman. Coppin closed out the second set 25-18.
Morgan showed it’s teeth the third and final set but the Eagles didn’t bend. Bears jumped to a 5-2 lead and later expanded the lead to 8-4. Trailing 10-7, the Eagles began a rally behind a Ahzi Colleman kill from Kareemah Hopkins. The 8-3 run in favor of the Coppin had the Lady Eagles now ahead 15-13. Both teams would battle back and forth as the score was again knotted at 18 apiece, before Coppin closed things out with a 7-3 run which included a service ace by Roman. The Lady Eagles won the final set 25-21.
Coppin returns to action next Friday for the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Volleyball Tournament hosted by Howard University. As the likely three seed, The Lady Eagles will most likely play the 8pm nightcap on November 19.
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