Women's Soccer

SPORTS 10/16/15 11:00pm

Pair of first half goals spells defeat for Elon

The Elon University women’s soccer team gave up two goals in the span of 90 seconds in the first half of and couldn’t come back, losing 3-0 to the University of Delaware Friday night in Delaware.  Junior forward Natalie Zelenky scored the first of her two goals in the 15th minute, scoring from eight yards out to give the Blue Hens an early lead.

SPORTS 10/14/15 7:39pm

Nicole Dennion returns for Elon women's soccer Senior Day

Emotions always run high on a Senior Day, but they were cranked up an extra notch at the Oct. 11 Elon University women’s soccer team's match. Senior forward Nicole Dennion, former Southern Conference Player of the Year who missed last year while battling cancer, made her first appearance in two years by taking the opening kickoff in the lineup for the Phoenix. After kicking off the match, she ran to the sideline for a substitute to applause from both teams and fans. “An indescribable level [of emotion],” said head coach Chris Neal. “It was really good having her here.”

SPORTS 10/7/15 4:02pm

Women's soccer scores early, often in win over Francis Marion

The Elon University women's soccer team scored early and often Tuesday night, defeating Francis Marion University 6-0 in Florence, S.C., in a late non-conference matchup. Senior defender Mel Insley got the Phoenix on the board in the 14th minute, scoring her third goal of the season, on all free kicks.

SPORTS 10/6/15 7:00pm

Building success from the back

The past two seasons have told different stories for the Elon University women’s soccer team. The 2013 version scored twice as many goals as they gave up, scoring 56 goals and allowing 28 in the 22 matches the team played.

SPORTS 10/1/15 11:52am

Hurricane Joaquin forces postponement of soccer matches

The impending rain coming from Hurricane Joaquin has forced postponements of matches for both the Elon University men's and women's soccer teams this weekend. The next match for the women's team is 7 p.m. Monday at Francis Marion University. The men will not be in action again until 7 p.m. Oct. 10, against Lipscomb University.

SPORTS 9/20/15 10:56pm

Phoenix withstands late flurry to beat Charlotte

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.