Volleyball


NEWS 11/22/13 12:01am

Elon volleyball looks for turnaround in SoCon Tournament

The Elon University volleyball team didn’t have a glamorous end to its regular season, having lost four straight matches, but the Phoenix managed to sneak into the Southern Conference Tournament as the eighth and final seed. Key injuries to junior and sophomore middle blockers Kris Harris and Catherine Head were supposed to ravage Elon’s depth up front, but the emergence of freshman Ally Karle could give the Phoenix a shot at a rebirth in the postseason.


NEWS 11/21/13 4:00pm

If Elon had been in the Colonial Athletic Association this year...

In May 2013, Elon University President Leo Lambert and Athletic Director Dave Blank announced Elon would transition to the Colonial Athletic Association starting before the 2014-2015 academic year.  If Elon had been a member of the CAA this year, below is how the Phoenix would have compared to the rest of the conference. Elon Men's Soccer The Southern Conference Tournament champions three years running, the men’s soccer team will enter the CAA as what is probably the best equipped Elon athletic team from the fall season.


NEWS 11/9/13 4:04pm

Volleyball can’t handle Terriers and Paladins in road rematches

On Friday and Saturday Nov. 8 and 9, the Elon University volleyball team played its final road games of the regular season and fell to Wofford College 3-1 (25-22, 20-25, 25-23, 25-20) and Furman University 3-1 (22-25, 25-16, 25-16, 25-19). The Phoenix are now 7-7 in Southern Conference play, and fifth in the conference standings. In the first set against the Terriers, Wofford tied the game at 8-all after a kill by senior middle blocker Wendy Burnett.


NEWS 10/25/13 11:46pm

Elon takes 5-set nail-bitter over Furman

For the first time since the season-ending loss in the Southern Conference tournament, the Elon University volleyball team took on Furman University with a chip on its shoulder. For three sets, that emotion got the better of the Phoenix.


NEWS 10/19/13 10:34pm

Elon volleyball falls at Samford, wins thriller at Chattanooga

The Elon University volleyball team lost at Samford University Friday, Oct. 18, 3-0 (14-25, 21-25, 21-25), and won against the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga the following day, 3-2 (22-25, 22-25, 25-22, 25-17, 15-12). The Phoenix is now 4-4 in Southern Conference play and has a 13-11 record on the season. Against the Bulldogs, Elon got in an 8-4 hole early after a service error by senior defensive specialist Maggie Reichard.


NEWS 10/12/13 9:05pm

Elon struggles to contain Georgia Southern hitters in loss

The Elon University volleyball team got off to a slow start on Saturday, Oct. 12, inside Alumni Gym and never recovered, as a strong Georgia Southern University attack powered the way to a 3-0 (25-10, 26-24, 25-16) win over the Phoenix. The visiting Eagles (17-3 overall, 5-1 Southern Conference) jumped out to an 8-2 lead in the first set, causing Elon head coach Mary Tendler to burn a timeout.


NEWS 10/3/13 2:31pm

Elon can’t stop late set runs, loses at UNC-Greensboro

The Elon University volleyball team was competitive in each set Wednesday, Oct. 2 against the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, the Phoenix fell to the Spartans 3-1 (25-22, 25-20, 17-25, 25-19). Elon competed in each set, tying it at 20-all in the first set and tying it at 19-all in the second and third sets.


NEWS 9/19/13 10:24am

Elon volleyball cleans up errors, tops Radford in 5 sets

The Elon University volleyball team bested Radford University 3-2 Wednesday, Sept. 19, 3-2 (25-23, 17-25, 23-25, 25-21, 15-8), despite letting five errors blow a 23-18 lead in the third set that could have changed the course of the entire match. But the Phoenix recovered by grinding through the fourth set and cruising in the fifth, looking as if the third set didn’t even happen. “The players responded really well,” said Elon coach Mary Tendler.