Women’s tennis improves to 9-3 The Elon women’s tennis team defeated UNC-Asheville Bulldogs 7-0 March 4, but lost to No.
Elon University's Southern Conference tournament hopes looked bleak. Trailing two sets to one Friday night, the Phoenix women's volleyball team was one bad set away from ensuring there would be no postseason play.
Thanks in no small part to Georgia Southern University, the Elon University volleyball team's playoff odds took a turn for the better this weekend. While the Phoenix was busy sweeping its match against the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, the Eagles put a downer on Western Carolina University's Senior Night, helping the Phoenix get to within a game and a half of the Southern Conference North Division's final playoff spot. The weekend couldn't have started off worse for the Phoenix.
Ten games into the Southern Conference schedule, the Elon University volleyball team finds itself in a familiar place.
Last year, the women's volleyball team had to watch as Georgia Southern University celebrated the end of the Phoenix's season while the Eagles advanced in the Southern Conference tournament.
Last year, the Elon Phoenix volleyball team started its Southern Conference schedule 2-0 on its way to winning the SoCon North Division crown. This year, the team started 0-2 in conference play and looks to rebound to defend its division title. Trailing the match by two sets early Sept.
After dropping its first match of the Butler Tournament to host Butler University, the Elon University volleyball team rallied throughout the weekend to come back and become co-champions of the tournament and looks to use its momentum this weekend, starting with a game against Campbell University. The Phoenix started the doubleheader portion of the tournament Saturday morning against Central Michigan University.
Despite one loss while hosting the Elon Phoenix Classic Sept. 16-17, the Elon University volleyball team has completed its out of conference schedule and looks to begin its second season: Southern Conference play. After taking the first two matches of the Elon Phoenix Classic, it looked like the Elon Phoenix might find itself with a 12-3 record after a three-game sweep of Campbell University, North Carolina Central University and Winthrop University.
At season's end, the women's soccer team will have a void to fill. There are only two seniors on the squad, but coach Chris Neal says the experience and leadership will be difficult to fill after the graduation of defender Andrea Keller and midfielder Noell McCain. "They are the best human beings I've ever coached and they are great role models," Neal said.