GREENSBORO, N.C. – Helena Elbaek led American University with 19 kills, but Coastal Carolina earned a 25-22, 25-18, 25-18 victory over the Eagles in the second day of the Spartan Spiketacular volleyball tournament hosted by UNC Greensboro.
The Eagles evened their record at 5-5 overall, with the Chanticleers also hitting .500 with a 3-3 mark following the win.
Elbaek, a freshman from Denmark, posted her first match as an Eagle with double-figure kills with 13 in Friday's five-set loss to the host Spartans. She had eight in the second set alone on Saturday.
Leah Hardeman had 14 kills for Coastal Carolina.
American returns home next weekend to play in the American Volleyball Classic. The Eagles open competition at Bender Arena on Friday when they play host to Princeton at 7 p.m.
AU will host Iowa at 10 a.m. and Howard at 7 p.m. on Saturday. In other tournament matches at Bender on Saturday, Princeton faces Howard at noon, with the Tigers playing Iowa at 5 p.m.
Tickets for all AU home volleyball matches are available at the Bender Arena Box Office. Seats are all general admission and are $8 for adults and $5 for children. AU students are admitted free with a valid student ID.