Ariel Richard had a career-high 15 kills and Christina Epps added a season-high 10 kills, but it was not enough to offset a strong hitting performance from American as the Eagles spoiled Coppin State's home debut with a 25-16, 31-29, 25-17 win on Wednesday in the Physical Education Complex.
Coppin State freshman Gabrielle Otero was one of seven players named to the all-tournament team at the Battle of Baltimore Tournament on Saturday.
Salena Weekly and Ariel Richard led a balanced Coppin State attack with seven kills each and the Eagles recorded their first-ever victory over Loyola (Md.) with a 25-22, 25-11, 25-17 win over the Greyhounds on Saturday at Morgan State.
Katy Buck had 11 kills and nine digs leading Towson to a 25-17, 25-21, 25-14 victory over Coppin State on Friday in the Battle of Baltimore Tournament at Towson.
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.