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HBCU Round-Up: Coppin State vs. UMES in Volleyball

Phinesse Demps | 10/10/2014, 6:15 a.m.
In the face of adversity, the Coppin State Eagles united, stayed strong and trusted each other in winning the last ...

In the face of adversity, the Coppin State Eagles united, stayed strong and trusted each other in winning the last two sets to earn a memorable 3-2 victory over Maryland Eastern Shore in Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Northern Division treasure Sunday, October 4 at the W.P. Hytche Center.

Coppin State (8-9 overall, 2-2 MEAC North) overcame a 2-1 deficit to even its conference mark. The Eagles and Hawks traded 25-17 wins in the first two sets before UMES took the third game, 25-19, setting up the dramatic ending. Coppin State showcased its character, heart and depth in winning the last two sets, 25-22 and 15-10.

During the victory, junior setter Chelsee Sauni became Coppin State’s all-time leader in assists. Sauni finished with a match-high 48 assists to raise her career mark to 2,505. She surpassed Krystal Williams’ total of 2,497 with her final assist of the fourth set that ended with a Nicole Malave-Adams kill for a 24-22 CSU edge.

Sauni became the second CSU player to establish a program record over the weekend.

HBCU Sports is compiled by Phinesse Demps. To contact Phinesse Demps, call 410-366-3900 ext. 3016 or 410-501-0193 or email: pdemps@btimes.com. Follow him on :Twitter@pdemps_btimes.