Despite 11 kills from freshman Ariel Richard, Coppin State lost to UMBC 25-17, 25-15, 25-13 on Friday in its opening match of the Battle of Baltimore Tournament at Towson.
After opening its 2011 season at the Quality Inn/ASICS Classic at Indiana State last week, the Coppin State volleyball team returns to action this weekend in more familiar surroundings at the Battle of Baltimore Tournament held at Towson and Morgan State.
Coppin State freshman Gabrielle Otero was one of eight players named to the Quality Inn/ASICS Classic All-Tournament team following the conclusion of the tournament on Saturday.
Freshman Ariel Richard recorded eight kills and 11 digs, but Coppin State lost to host Indiana State 25-21, 25-17, 25-17 on Saturday in the Eagles final match of the Quality Inn/ASICS Classic.
Salena Weekly had 11 kills and Vanity Massey and Ariel Richard each had nine kills, but Coppin State dropped a 25-17, 25-14, 19-25, 25-15 decision to Eastern Illinois on Saturday at the Quality Inn/ASICS Classic on the campus of Indiana State.
Janka Schmitt had 14 kills, Ariel Richard had 13 kills and 13 digs and Salena Weekly added 11 kills and three blocks and Coppin State posted its first victory of the season with a thrilling 25-22, 21-25, 28-26, 19-25, 17-15 victory over Chicago State on Friday at the Quality Inn/ASICS Classic at Indiana State.