BALTIMORE– Coppin State volleyball’s Miajavon Coleman and Andrea Tsvetanova notched double-doubles and Paola Caten had a match-high 18 kills to lead the Eagles to a 3-1 (25-20, 29-31, 25-17, 25-17) win over Norfolk State on Friday night inside the PEC Arena. The Eagles move to 13-9 (7-3 MEAC) while the Spartans fall to 7-14 (3-7 MEAC).
A senior from San Antonio, Texas Coleman recorded 16 kills, 11 digs and two blocks while hitting an impressive .273. Caten just missed a double-double with eight digs but added four blocks on the defensive end. Chudear Tut had nine kills and five blocks on a .444 hitting percentage and Hope Casel finished with a season-high seven kills.
Tsvetanova recorded 39 assists and 12 digs along with a team-high five aces while helping Coppin outhit Norfolk, .190 to .067. Ashley Roman led all players with 25 digs.
The Eagles opened the first set on a 4-0 scoring run before the Spartans scored two points back-to-back. Two more scoring runs of 5-0 and 4-0 helped seal the deal for the Eagles as they took set one, 25-20.
A marathon second set eventually went to the Spartans as they rallied from a 13-7 deficit to take a 15-14 lead. NSU led by as many as 23-19 but Coppin went on a 6-1 run thanks to three kills by Caten to go up 25-24. Both teams had a pair of set-points but NSU came away with the win after a pair of CSU errors.
The Eagles opened set three on a 2-0 scoring run and the Spartans came within one before the Eagles went on a 9-4 scoring run. The Spartans scored three unanswered points, but the Eagles already had control over the set winning 25-17 and going up in the match, 2-1.
Coppin opened the fourth set with another scoring run including a kill by Miajavon Coleman to take a 3-0 lead. The Spartans answered back with a 4-0 run. After trailing 7-6, the Eagles went on an 8-2 scoring run and then a 4-0 run to the seal the match.
The Eagles are back in action on Sunday, October 31 at Howard inside Burr Gymnasium. First serve is slated for 1 p.m.
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