Ashley Saunders had five kills and Alexandria Malesick and Christina Epps each had four kills, but Coppin State dropped a 25-8, 25-7, 25-17 decision to American in non-conference play on Wednesday at Bender Arena.
Coppin State junior Alexandria Malesick was named to the all-tournament team at the VB Rags Western Carolina Tournament as the Eagles opened the 2010 season.
Junior Ashley Saunders had a season-high 10 kills and freshman Haley Beechler added a season-high 11 digs, but Coppin State lost to Eastern Kentucky 25-16, 25-13, 25-15 on the final day of the VB Rags Western Carolina Tournament on Saturday.
The Coppin State volleyball team opened the 2010 season on Friday at the Western Carolina Tournament at the Ramsey Center.
The Coppin State athletic department staff was on hand to welcome student-athletes to campus on Sunday as students were able to check into the dormitories, which signified the beginning of the fall semester.
The Coppin State volleyball team has been selected to finish sixth in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference preseason poll as voted upon by the league's head coaches and sports information directors.