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.
Men’s soccer standout Nathan Diehl’s road to Elon University wasn’t simply a drive on the well-paved I-40 from Tar Heel Country in Chapel Hill.
It was supposed to be a festive occasion. The Elon University men’s soccer team was making its debut in the Colonial Athletic Conference, at home, in front of a boisterous home crowd.
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.
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.
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.
There is one glaring weakness, at least in the season’s early stages, for the Elon University men’s soccer team, and it’s on the offensive end. The unit has no shortage of dynamic playmakers, starting with senior forward Jason Waterman and junior midfielder James Brace.
Before junior forward James Brace knocked in a loose ball in the 67th minute to give the Elon University men’s soccer team a 1-0 victory over West Virginia University Sept.
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.
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.
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.
WILMINGTON — The Elon University men’s soccer team again used stingy defense and a lone first-half goal to beat Winthrop University 1-0 on Sept.
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.
DURHAM — Using stingy defense, the Elon University men’s soccer team held off Loyola Marymount University 1-0 Sunday, Aug.
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.
DURHAM — It was a less than auspicious start for the Elon University men’s soccer team and its new head coach Chris Little, as the Phoenix lost its season opener 1-0 to Stetson University on Aug.
They hail from different countries, different backgrounds and different sports.
It was an unprecedented season no one on last year’s Elon University men’s soccer team will forget. The Phoenix went 13-4-1 in the regular season, including a 2-1 victory against sixth-ranked Coastal Carolina University and a comeback win over local rival University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Elon then swept through the Southern Conference tournament, beating Wofford College 1-0 in the championship game on then-junior forward Jason Waterman’s goal in overtime.
COLUMBIA, S.C. — Behind stingy defense and a penalty kick forward James Brace, the Elon University men’s soccer team beat the University of South Carolina 1-0 in an exhibition Aug.
RICHMOND, Va. — In search of its fourth straight NCAA Tournament berth, the Elon University men's soccer team has been slated to finish fourth in the Colonial Athletic Association, as the league announced its annual preseason poll Monday.