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

11/21/13 4:00pm

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 ...

Volleyball can’t handle Terriers and Paladins in road rematches

11/9/13 4:04pm

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.

Elon takes 5-set nail-bitter over Furman

10/25/13 11:46pm

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.

Elon volleyball falls at Samford, wins thriller at Chattanooga

10/19/13 10:34pm

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.

Elon struggles to contain Georgia Southern hitters in loss

10/12/13 9:05pm

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.

Volleyball sweeps Davidson in 4th straight road game

10/4/13 11:46pm

The Elon University volleyball team swept Davidson College Friday, Oct. 4 by a score of 3-0 (25-19, 25-16, 25-17), The match, which was Elon’s fourth straight road game to start conference play, was all-Phoenix after the first set.

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

10/3/13 2:31pm

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.

Elon volleyball cleans up errors, tops Radford in 5 sets

9/19/13 10:24am

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.

Volleyball dominates 5th set to close out Gardner-Webb

9/14/13 12:09pm

The Elon University volleyball team hosted Gardner-Webb University Friday Sept. 13, and neither side was able to run away with the victory throughout the first four sets. Then the fifth set happened. Elon rolled easily to a 15-2 set win, and toppled the Runnin’ Bulldogs 3-2 (25-22, 19-25, 25-23, 17-25, 15-2) in the first game of the Elon Phoenix Classic in Alumni Gym. “I think we were determined to not lose another fifth set,” said Elon head coach Mary Tendler, referring to the team snapping a three-game losing streak in five set matches.