Revamped strategy leads to more goals, stout defense for Phoenix
The Elon women’s soccer team hadn’t been behind in a game since its second game of the season, a 2-0 loss to North Carolina State University.
Northeastern outshot Elon 22-7 in the rainy CAA opener
Going into the 2015 season, the Elon Women’s soccer team had plenty of reason to feel optimistic.
Through 84 minutes, all signs pointed to an easy victory for the Elon Women's soccer team, who were beating the University of North Carolina at Charlotte 3-0. Six minutes and a few goals later, Elon left victorious, defeating the 49ers 4-2 Friday night at Rudd Field. The Phoenix had successfully stifled the Charlotte attack for most of the match, scoring a goal in the first half and tacking on two more before the onslaught of goals to end the match.
Elon was deadlocked at a goal apiece against the Gardner-Webb Runnin' Bulldogs with four minutes left in the second overtime period when senior midfielder Sam Burch received a bouncing ball from sophomore forward Grace Bennett.
Unbeaten streak stays alive after 1-1 tilt
As senior defender Mel Insley stood over the ball for a potential game-changing free kick, she knew she wanted to put the ball in the top right corner of the net.
Junior midfielder thriving after injury
SC State victim of third straight shutout
Ballotti heads home Insley's cross for the victory
Siewers scores twice in second half for the win
The Elon University women’s soccer team was hoping to keep their stellar start to the season going into their match against N.C.
The 2014 season was, as head coach Chris Neal put it, a “perfect storm” of bad things happening to the Elon University women’s soccer team.
The Elon University women’s soccer team had a difficult end to its season in 2014. After a victory over the University of Delaware on Senior Day, the Phoenix had to travel to the College of William & Mary, Towson University and James Madison University to conclude its season. The result: three losses, two of which were shutouts, on the road in the span of seven days. Any hope that the team wouldn’t have an end-of-season road trip again was thwarted when the schedule was released.
Elon University women’s soccer head coach Chris Neal has never been afraid to play freshmen. Sometimes, that’s been out of necessity.
Ballotti connects on corner in 1-0 overtime win
Early Phoenix goal nullified by cancellation
One third of the trio is gone. Elon University associate head baseball coach Greg Starbuck has taken a position as a volunteer assistant at Clemson University, new Tigers coach Monte Lee announced Tuesday. Starbuck, 51, spent the last 17 years at Elon as the recruiting coordinator and batting and baserunning instructor. At Clemson, he'll work with hitters, infielders and catchers. The move breaks up one of the longest-tenured coaching staffs in all of Division I baseball.
In the last month, Elon University has released its men’s and women’s soccer schedules for this fall. It’ll be the second year in the Colonial Athletic Association for the Phoenix, which the men thrived in during the regular season but the women struggled. Let’s break down both team’s schedules. Men’s soccer (2014 record: 9-6-4) After exhibition games at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and North Carolina State University, Elon heads to Duke University for the John Rennie/Nike Classic.