Men's Soccer

SPORTS 10/25/15 1:24pm

Men's soccer drops second straight at Hofstra 1-0

The No. 10 Elon University men’s soccer team lost 1-0 on the road Oct. 24 to No. 24 Hofstra University in a battle of ranked Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) teams.  The win for Hofstra makes it the regular season CAA champion, meaning the Pride will host the CAA semi-finals and finals later this season. With a win over or a draw against the College of Charleston in its season finale, Elon can earn a bye past the quarterfinals by finishing in the top two in the conference. 

SPORTS 10/10/15 11:30pm

Elon holds on late to edge Lipscomb 1-0

Senior midfielder James Brace’s strike in the 26th minute proved to be the difference maker in the Elon University men’s soccer team’s 1-0 victory over Lipscomb University.  We had a lot of opportunities to get a second goal and kill the game off,” said head coach Chris Little.

SPORTS 10/8/15 12:03am

Phoenix sinks Northeastern 2-1 in CAA play

The No. 13 ranked Elon University men’s soccer team returned to winning ways with a 2-1 victory over Northeastern University, on a Wednesday afternoon at Rudd Field.  “We played well, the second half particularly we created some really good chances,” said head coach Chris little.

SPORTS 10/7/15 2:00pm

Men’s soccer forward returns to family home

When senior forward Cooper Vandermaas-Peeler arrived on Elon University’s campus in January 2015 he wasn’t alone.  The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill transfer not only joined eager new teammates but also enjoyed a homecoming of sorts with close friends and family. Though, Cooper has a new role for the Phoenix.

SPORTS 10/1/15 11:52am

Hurricane Joaquin forces postponement of soccer matches

The impending rain coming from Hurricane Joaquin has forced postponements of matches for both the Elon University men's and women's soccer teams this weekend. The next match for the women's team is 7 p.m. Monday at Francis Marion University. The men will not be in action again until 7 p.m. Oct. 10, against Lipscomb University.

SPORTS 9/22/15 10:07pm

Phoenix suffers first loss of season against South Carolina

On the heels of its highest ranking in program history, the No. 8 Elon University men’s soccer team lost for the first time in 2015, losing 3-1 to the University of South Carolina in Columbia, South Carolina.   A second half brace from junior midfielder Danny Deakin sank the Phoenix after senior midfielder Eduardo Alvarez leveled the match at one apiece in the 50th minute. The win drops Elon to 7-1, while the win brings South Carolina to 4-2-1.  The Phoenix’s first chance of the game came from a shot by senior midfielder Miguel Salazar in the fifth minute, but his effort from the top of the box was blocked by the Gamecocks defense.

SPORTS 9/19/15 1:37pm

Men's soccer opens CAA play with win

No. 20 Elon University men’s soccer got their Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) campaign kicked off with a 3-1 win on Friday night, beating the Drexel Dragons in front of an overflow crowd that lined the fences at Rudd Field.

SPORTS 9/10/15 4:00pm

Phoenix men's soccer streaking, start season 4-0

The Elon University men's soccer team has started 4-0 for the first time since 2006. The Phoenix wrapped up their weekend in Wilmington, North Carolina at the Courtyard Wilmington-Wrightsville Beach Classic with a pair of victories over Campbell University and the University of North Carolina. Last week, the Phoenix picked up their first two wins of the year with victories over DePaul University and St.