Armored in full protective gear—gloves, throat guard, throat piece, chest pad, shield, mouth guard—10-year-old Rachel Ramirez widened her stance. Feet spread a couple inches wider than the width of her slight shoulders, heels raised, crouched low.
Fresh off the second win over a ranked opponent in program history, the Elon University women’s lacrosse team defeated Winthrop University 13-5 Wednesday night at Rudd Field, starting out its three-game homestand with a victory over the reigning Big South Conference champions.
The Elon University women’s lacrosse team opened its season with an emphatic victory, cruising to a 15-5 win over Campbell University Saturday afternoon at Rudd Field. The Phoenix jumped out to an early 5-0 lead within the first five minutes and never looked back, going on to score nine goals in the first half and six in the second.
With the first recruiting class of the Elon University women’s lacrosse team reaching its senior season, head coach Josh Hexter does think about the final go-round on occasion.
In its first game since losing eight days ago, the Elon University women’s lacrosse team defeated the College of the Holy Cross 14-3 Saturday morning at Rudd Field. Sophomore attacker Stephanie Asher scored five goals, including three in a two-and-a-half minute span early in the second half.
Despite a furious comeback attempt, the Elon University women's lacrosse team fell short Sunday, losing at Vanderbilt University 10-9. After leading 3-2 at halftime, the Phoenix didn't score for 20 minutes, falling behind by five.
Sophomore attacker/midfielder Shelby Scanlin scored with six seconds left to break the tie and give the Elon University women’s lacrosse team its first signature win Thursday, defeating No. 10 Duke University 7-6 in Durham. Elon got a man-up situation with 18 seconds left, and Scanlin converted on her second shot, getting an assist from junior attacker Sloane Kessler.
Down a pair of goals in the second half on the road to Coastal Carolina University, the Elon University women’s lacrosse team didn’t waver. After sophomore midfielder Abby Godfrey scored her second goal of the game to put the Phoenix to within one, junior attacker Sloane Kessler scored the game-tying and game-winning goals in the span of 1:04 to give Elon a 5-4 comeback victory and a 3-0 record to start the year. “We were off a little bit off in a lot of respects,” said head coach Josh Hexter.
The Elon University women’s lacrosse team defeated San Diego State University 11-7 in its season opener on Friday night. The Phoenix started the season off strong with a good offensive game and three players scoring at least two goals.
The Elon University women’s lacrosse team isn’t young anymore. At least, not in terms of experience. The Phoenix enters its third year of competition (its second in the Colonial Athletic Association) after an encouraging 2015 campaign that included a CAA Rookie of the Year performance by now-sophomore midfielder Stephanie Asher. Elon also has a wealth of experience, something that wasn’t the case for the past two years as it built the program.
The Elon University women’s lacrosse team’s introduction to the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) may look rough on the standings. But the 1-5 record doesn’t tell the whole story, and junior attacker Sloane Kessler finds a lot to draw from the program’s first year in the conference.
1. Luis Vargas earns All-American honors Luis Vargas, a senior cross country long distance runner, became the program’s first All-American at the NCAA Cross Country Championship men’s 10K race.
Reflecting back on a year in the Colonial Athletic Association, the feelings director of athletics Dave Blank has gauged from Elon University athletes have been positive. Elon made the transition from the Southern Conference last summer, a move that meant more travel and an increased level of competition for Phoenix teams. The women’s track and field team provided the lone team conference title, winning last weekend’s CAA Championship meet in Williamsburg, Virginia.
This was probably just what Elon University had in mind when it made the move to the Colonial Athletic Association. A late Friday afternoon women’s lacrosse game against a team from Long Island who brought fans to tailgate. That sounds quintessential for the league, one based with teams up through the mid-Atlantic where lacrosse is a popular sport.
The Elon University women’s lacrosse team has put its second season in the books after a 10-7 loss to Drexel University Sunday.
The Elon University women’s lacrosse team lost 10-7 to the Drexel Dragons Sunday. The loss marks the team’s fifth in Colonial Athletic Association play this season and effectively eliminates the Phoenix from advancing into the CAA Tournament. “They did a very good job at detaining our cutters,” said head coach Josh Hexter.
The Elon University women’s lacrosse team lost 10-9 to Hofstra University Friday. Despite a four point lead — Elon's largest lead in CAA play this season — the Pride fought back into contention, tying the game with 3:01 to play. The Phoenix started off strong.
The Elon University women’s lacrosse team fell to the University of Delaware on Sunday 8-6. With the loss, the Phoenix remains winless in the Colonial Athletic Association. Delaware’s high-powered offense overwhelmed the Phoenix early in the contest.
The Elon University women’s lacrosse team is off to a strong start. A group of young talent led by freshman midfielder Stephanie Asher has propelled the program to a 7-3 start this season. Asher made an immediate difference for the Phoenix this year.