Men's Soccer

NEWS 10/22/14 12:22am

Elon holds on for tight victory against Duke

It wasn’t as easy as it may have appeared on paper beforehand, but in a game wrought with momentum shifts and physical play, the Elon University men’s soccer team held off a gritty, yet ultimately overmatched Duke University team 2-1 on Oct.

NEWS 10/15/14 10:13pm

Waterman finds clutch gene as Elon upsets No. 21 UNCW

The questions can finally be put to bed. Elon University men’s soccer senior forward Jason Waterman, the owner of so many clutch goals in his career in a Phoenix uniform but who scored just once this season, was finally able to find the clutch goal in the game’s waning moments to propel his team to victory. It was well worth the wait, as his goal in the 84th minute was the difference in Elon’s 2-1 victory against No.

NEWS 10/8/14 11:57pm

Phoenix searches for rhythm during CAA play

The Elon University men’s soccer team hasn’t gotten off to the kind of start expected of a program that has won three straight conference championships and made three straight trips to the NCAA tournament.

NEWS 10/8/14 11:55pm

Elon settles for draw with William & Mary

In what has become a familiar refrain this season, the Elon University men’s soccer team held host College of William and Mary off the scoreboard, but was unable to find the back of the net and had to settle for a scoreless draw Wednesday, Oct.

NEWS 9/30/14 11:45pm

Brace bounces back to help Elon bury High Point

About 15 minutes after blowing a wide-open opportunity in front of goal, Elon University men’s soccer junior forward James Brace shook off his miss and converted on his next opportunity to score the match’s lone goal and give Elon a 1-0 victory against High Point University on Tuesday, Sept.

NEWS 9/26/14 10:43pm

First-half flurry lifts Chanticleers past Phoenix in men's soccer

Against a ranked team on the road in No. 24 Coastal Carolina University, the Elon University men’s soccer team hoped to lean on its stout defense, which has allowed just five goals going in to the game against the Chanticleers. But for the first time all season, the Phoenix’s back line showed cracks, allowing three goals to the Chanticleers in a 3-1 loss Sept.

NEWS 9/20/14 11:54pm

Webb's goal helps Phoenix salvage draw

It looked for a long time as if the Elon University men’s soccer team’s game against Radford University was going to follow an all-too-familiar script. Once the Highlanders scored, every Phoenix fan wondered if the team’s dormant offense, which has struggled all year to find the back of the net, was going to be able to find the equalizer. As it turned out, the Phoenix found the goal it desperately needed in the 64th minute when sophomore midfielder Rett Webb put away his rebound to tie the score.

NEWS 9/11/14 12:52am

Elon can't find offense in draw with FIU

In what has become a familiar refrain during the early going for the Elon University men’s soccer team, the Phoenix was unable to take advantage of its stingy defense and tied Florida International University 0-0 on Wednesday, Sept.

NEWS 9/10/14 12:10am

Salazar's hot start provides offensive spark for Elon

Junior forward Miguel Salazar spent the majority of his first two years on the Elon University men’s soccer team as little more than a secondary offensive option behind the team’s headline-grabbing stars. But that didn’t bother Salazar. He knew his value was as a steady presence in the defensive midfield, where he would roam the field and disrupt the opponent’s possession to help Elon’s back four quell attacks on their final third.  “My priority has always been defense first and attacking second,” Salazar said.

NEWS 9/7/14 4:35pm

Phoenix falls to Ohio State in overtime

WILMINGTON — After 92 minutes of hard-fought, end-to-end action, the Elon University men’s soccer team lost a 1-0 decision to the Ohio State University in the team’s second and final game at the UNC Wilmington Courtyard Wilmington / Wrightsville Beach Classic on Sept.

NEWS 9/1/14 12:10am

Dean, Waterman carry experience vital to Elon's success

Seniors Nathan Dean and Jason Waterman have had their share of memorable experiences in their four years on the Elon University men’s soccer team. They’ve not only had success on the pitch with three straight Southern Conference titles and NCAA tournament appearances under their belts, but they have also had the good fortune of playing under the tutelage of some of the program’s greatest leaders and mentors, such as Gabe Latigue and Daniel Lovitz. To replace that leadership, the Phoenix has chosen to employ a more collective approach to leading the team forward. “We don’t want there to be only one or two leaders and everyone else follows,” Waterman said.

NEWS 8/31/14 1:33pm

Phoenix looks to challenge itself in nonconference slate

The Elon University men’s soccer team’s approach to nonconference scheduling is not unique among small programs in non-power conferences.  The team knows that in order to garner national attention and catch the eyes of the national polls — and even the NCAA tournament selection committee — it needs to stack its nonconference slate and boost its tournament resume.  Elon’s players embrace the challenge.