Sports

No-hitter signals Welhaf's comeback

2/21/17 2:14pm

The Elon University baseball team’s Saturday afternoon game against Longwood University was still in progress, the unspeakable performance of redshirt junior pitcher Robbie Welhaf nearing completion. And yet, even though there was no guarantee Welhaf would be able to finish off Elon’s first no-hitter ...

Welhaf throws 1st no-hitter in Elon D1 era

2/18/17 8:18pm

Redshirt junior pitcher Robbie Welhaf threw the first no-hitter in the Elon University baseball team’s Division I era Saturday afternoon, needing 100 pitches to beat Longwood University 7-0 at Latham Park. Welhaf struck out a career-high eight in Elon’s 7-0 win over Longwood, with just a walk ...

Softball sweeps doubleheader vs. NC Central

2/19/17 11:32am

The Elon University softball team bounced back from its midweek defeat at the University of North Carolina by getting the better of North Carolina Central University in Saturday’s doubleheader, winning the contests by comfortable scores of 6-1 and 10-2 while also bringing the program’s win tally over 700. Freshman pitcher Kenna Quinn was given the nod in the first game, and was able to fight her way out of a bases-loaded situation in the top of the third inning with two outs in order to get the Phoenix off the field and keep the game scoreless.

Men's basketball drubbed at Towson 85-56

2/16/17 10:53pm

TOWSON, Md. — In a big Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) matchup, the Elon University men’s basketball team couldn’t stop Towson University junior guard Mike Morsell and fell to the Tigers 85-66 Thursday night. Morsell scored 32 points on the night, including 21 in the second half, to lead Towson to its 10th win in its last 11 games, a stark contrast from when the Phoenix beat the Tigers Jan.

​Women’s lacrosse trounces Winthrop 13-5

2/16/17 12:15am

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.

Elon's Dawkins stepping up on Saturdays

2/15/17 1:30pm

With a few minutes to wind down and finally control his heart beat, Elon University head men’s basketball coach Matt Matheny couldn’t stop his quick laugh when recalling the final play of the Phoenix’s game Saturday night. Elon up by one, four seconds left, and the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) leaders University of North Carolina at Wilmington got the ball to Preseason CAA Player of the Year redshirt senior guard Chris Flemmings on the right wing. And, off of a defensive switch, who did Elon have on the explosive 6-foot-5, 185-pound NBA prospect?

Fresh around the field

2/14/17 6:45pm

Danny Crowe doesn't see it, but he knows it, the distinction he holds on this Elon University baseball team. He's the only senior on the roster who's been here for four years.

Triple threat: Elon's 3 1,000-point scorers

2/14/17 5:16pm

With a turnaround layup in the second quarter Sunday, Feb. 12, Elon University women’s basketball senior forward Jenifer Rhodes became the 23rd player in program history to score 1,000 points in her career. And, with that, she joined senior guard Lauren Brown and junior guard Shay Burnett as Elon players to reach quadruple digits this season, the first time in school history that three players did so in the same season.

Women's basketball falters in 4th in loss at JMU

2/13/17 10:32am

HARRISONBURG, Va. — Just when it seemed like the Elon University women’s basketball team would finally avenge its demons and defeat conference kingpin James Madison University for the first time in school history, it all fell apart, as Elon crumbled down the stretch and lost to the Dukes 61-54 Sunday afternoon in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Elon took a 44-41 lead into the fourth quarter and made the first basket of the frame to push its lead up to five, but James Madison’s stagnant offense finally clicked again, rolling through the Phoenix on a 16-2 run to jump from down by five to up by nine. Elon’s offense turned anemic as the Dukes heated up, turning the ball over six times in the fourth while only making three shots.

Elon clamps down in end to pull off upset of UNCW

2/11/17 11:49pm

On the final play, with the Elon University men’s basketball team leading the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) leader University of North Carolina at Wilmington by one with 4.3 seconds left, Elon redshirt junior forward Brian Dawkins switched off a screen to guard Preseason CAA Player of the Year redshirt senior guard Chris Flemmings. But as Flemmings drove, Dawkins stayed with him, and junior guard Dmitri Thompson poked the ball loose of Flemmings to bleed the clock out and secure Elon’s 77-76 win Saturday afternoon in Alumni Gym. “You know what’s cool about it is you trust your players,” said head coach Matt Matheny.

Women's basketball keeps roll going with 6th-straight win

2/11/17 3:36pm

The Elon University women’s basketball team took down another Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) opponent Friday night in Alumni Gym, defeating Northeastern University 70-58 for its 15 win in its last 16 games and extending its win streak to six.

Softball swinging into a new season

2/7/17 12:00pm

When Elon University head softball coach Kathy Bocock looks around the field, she finds a lot of familiar faces. And, as the Phoenix enters its third season in the Colonial Athletic Association, Bocock feels confident in the team’s familiarity with each other and the expectations needed.

Little resigns as men's soccer coach

2/7/17 10:42am

Elon University head men's soccer coach Chris Little resigned from his position Tuesday morning to become the Director of Coaching for the academy of the MLS' Seattle Sounders FC. In his three seasons as head coach, Little led the Phoenix to a 30-18-9 record, earning one NCAA Tournament appearance and getting the school's first win in an NCAA Tournament match in 2015. Elon won a share of the Colonial Athletic Association regular season championship in 2015, a season in which the Phoenix reached its highest-ever national ranking, at eighth. He becomes the second consecutive men's soccer head coach to leave the program for an MLS academy director job after Darren Powell left after 2013 to lead Orlando City SC's Academy.

Women's lacrosse cruises over Campbell in season opener

2/5/17 11:55am

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.