Men's Soccer

Men's soccer season ends with 1-0 loss in CAA quarterfinals

11/6/16 12:42am

The Elon University men's soccer team's season is effectively over after the Phoenix fell to the College of William and Mary 1-0 Saturday night in the CAA tournament quarterfinal match at Rudd Field. Despite being outshot 12 to five, the Phoenix had plenty of opportunities around the net, including ...

Men's soccer gears up for CAA tournament

11/4/16 3:00pm

The Elon University men’s soccer team is gearing up for what is expected by many to be a competitive post-season tournament in the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA). The Phoenix will undoubtedly be looking to get out of the slump it endured towards the end of the season that saw head coach Chris ...

Men's soccer loses 3rd straight match in 3-1 defeat to Hofstra

10/30/16 3:00pm

The Elon University men’s soccer team lost its third straight match at Rudd Field Saturday evening to Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) regular season champion Hofstra University 3-1. The match was level at 1-1 heading into the final twenty minutes of play, but the deadlock was broken when Hofstra freshman forward Luke Brown was able to collect a save from Elon redshirt sophomore goalkeeper Matthew Jegier and kick the ball into the goal, giving the Pride the lead.

Agu’s brace not enough for men's soccer vs. Delaware

10/23/16 1:12am

The difficult Homecoming Saturday continued late into the evening for the Elon University athletics teams as the men's soccer team lost to Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) rival University of Delaware 3-2 at Rudd Field. The Phoenix’s two first-half goals from junior striker Elijah Agu proved to be in vain, as the Blue Hens were able to recover from a 2-1 deficit to get the win at Rudd Field by a score of 3-2 on Saturday night.

Men's soccer prepares for home stretch

10/21/16 8:34pm

For the Elon University men’s soccer team, the schedule has worked out for a massive two-week  home stretch that starts tomorrow night. The Phoenix hosts four matches in the 12 days, including three Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) matches against the top three teams in the conference.

Freshman forward brings new look to men's soccer

9/6/16 4:00pm

After an opening weekend with many opportunities missed, Elon University men’s soccer freshman forward Tuki Tayali felt frustration setting in. Tayali missed his first three shots wide Friday night against St.

Men's soccer stands firm in 1-0 win over Detroit Mercy

9/5/16 3:57pm

An early goal and a little bit of luck helped the Elon University men’s soccer team defeat the University of Detroit Mercy 1-0 Sunday night. The Phoenix got on the board early when sophomore forward Jaiden Fortune hit a cross from redshirt sophomore midfielder Marcel Farenholz in mid-air with his right foot and speared it past the Titan keeper for a fourth minute goal.

Kicking it in San Antonio

4/5/16 5:30pm

There’s an Elon University men’s soccer reunion of sorts beginning in San Antonio. Former Elon men’s soccer head coach Darren Powell was named the first head coach of the expansion franchise San Antonio FC in January, who’ll play in the United Soccer League (USL) – the third tier of the United States’ soccer pyramid.

Former men's soccer players sign with former coach

2/16/16 1:43pm

Fomer Elon University men’s soccer head coach Darren Powell signed two former Elon players — defender Sam McBride and midfielder Miguel Salazar — to contracts with San Antonio FC, the club announced Monday. Powell was named head coach of the expansion club in January, and the two former players will play in the United Soccer League (USL) for San Antonio FC, which is the third tier of the soccer system in the United States. “We are very happy for both Miguel and Sam to realize their dream as professional players,” said Elon head coach Chris Little.

Former Elon soccer coach to lead San Antonio USL team

1/7/16 4:01pm

Former Elon University men's soccer coach Darren Powell has been named head coach of the United Soccer League's new franchise in San Antonio. The club, which begins play in March, announced the hire Thursday. “It’s a very exciting challenge,” Powell said in a release.

Keeping the soccer dream alive

12/2/15 2:00pm

Elon University men’s soccer freshman midfielder Bill Beresford was in the 18-man match day roster for Chesterfield Football Club against Peterborough United Football Club in a League One contest on Boxing Day 2014 – the British equivalent of playing football on Thanksgiving. “I warmed up and to be fair, I actually thought I was going to come on and make my debut,” Beresford said. “I was gutted it didn’t end up that way.” Chesterfield were cruising in the match winning 3-0 against Peterborough and Beresford could sense it was his time. “There was 20 minutes to go and we had a really good chance, we should have scored but one of the lads put it over the bar,” he said. “They ended up going down the other end and scoring.”

Men's soccer eliminated in second round of NCAA Tournament

11/24/15 11:20am

The Elon University men's soccer team lost to Clemson University 5-2 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament Sunday. The defeat ends the season for the team, who finished with a 14-6-1 record. The Tigers were led by senior forward T.J. Casner, who scored a goal in each half. His second goal gave Clemson its first 3-goal lead of the match. Elon responded immediately thanks to freshman forward Jaiden Fortune, who scored less than one minute after Casner’s second goal.

Diehl highlights men's soccer award winners

11/13/15 3:55pm

Eight Elon University men’s soccer players were named to All-Colonial Athletic Association (CAA)cq jsteams, as released by the league offices Nov. 12. Senior defender Nathan Diehl was named CAA Defender of the Year and in addition to being named First Team All-CAA alongside fellow Phoenix senior midfielders James Brace and Miguel Salazar.