Women's Soccer


NEWS 9/20/13 7:45pm

Diver, Russo lead Elon women's soccer over Liberty

In the eighth game of the 2013 season, the Liberty University women's soccer team did something it hadn't done yet this season: give up a goal in regulation. Elon University capitalized in the 41st minute of the match against the Flames Friday Sept.


NEWS 9/8/13 11:52pm

Phoenix cruise past in-state rival High Point 5-0

The score spoke for itself Sunday, Sept. 8. The Elon University women's soccer team welcomed High Point University to Rudd Field and just as quickly as they got to the game, the Phoenix dispatched the Panthers with a convincing 5-0 victory. Becoming somewhat of a rivalry game in recent years for the Phoenix and the Panthers, Elon dominated from the start, got on the board early and never looked back. "The only time we've had this big of a win is against (the University of Tennessee at) Chattanooga," said senior forward Catherine Brinkman.


NEWS 9/5/13 1:54pm

Chris Neal brings in class of 12 for 2013 women's soccer season

Isaac Newton’s Third Law of Motion states, “For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.” Little did Newton know, his law would be used for more than just science. The Elon University women’s soccer team brought the law into the world of sports with its 2013 recruiting class — one that features 12 new additions to the team as well as two transfers, both of which came from Clemson University. With numerous knee injuries, including multiple torn ACLs in 2012, the Phoenix had a lot of question marks entering the season — ones that could only be remedied by bringing in more recruits as insurance. “Initially, the recruiting class started off as a smaller class,” said Elon head coach Chris Neal.


NEWS 8/25/13 6:24pm

Stark saves Elon late as Phoenix battle Pirates to 1-1 draw

Through 84 minutes on Sunday Aug. 25, the Elon University women’s soccer team had dominated the East Carolina University Pirates. That all changed with six minutes remaining in regulation, as the Pirates converted on their second corner kick of the match to all but pull the rug out from under the Phoenix, who at the time owned heavy shots and corner kick margins of 13-1 and 21-2, respectfully. That is if the Pirates could hold on. Three minutes later, the Phoenix tied the game with a goal from senior Chelsey Stark to knot the game at one.


NEWS 11/3/12 1:21am

Eagles end Elon’s season in double overtime of SoCon tournament

“It just wasn’t meant to be,” Elon University women’s soccer head coach Chris Neal said following Friday’s double overtime loss to Georgia Southern University in the semifinals of the Southern Conference tournament. Freshman forward Emily Hirano gave the eighth-seeded Eagles the victory in the 102nd minute on a header from six yards out. “They created a two versus one with (junior midfielder) Kimmie Krauss on the left side,” Neal said.


NEWS 11/2/12 8:16am

‘Three days in November’: Elon gets set for Georgia Southern

It’s a phrased termed by Elon University men’s soccer coach Darren Powell about the Southern Conference tournament in November: “Three days in November.” The women’s soccer team, behind the second goal of the season from senior midfielder Jaclyn Wood, knocked off the fourth seeded Appalachian State Mountaineers on Sunday, Oct.


NEWS 10/28/12 7:07pm

Women's soccer upsets Appalachian State, advances to SoCon tourney semifinals

“Holy crap, holy crap, holy crap. What’s going on?” After the Elon University women’s soccer team defeated fourth-seeded Appalachian State in the first round of the Southern Conference tournament Sunday 1-0, those were the words head coach Chris Neal uttered when he got back on the bus to come home. What was he reacting to? He wasn’t reacting to his team beating Appalachian State.