Women's Soccer

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

8/25/13 6:24pm

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.

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

11/3/12 1:21am

“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.

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

11/2/12 8:16am

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.

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

10/28/12 7:07pm

“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.

Stuart Horne brings humanity to college sports grind

10/25/12 8:40pm

If you asked his players what they thought of him, they would give a wide range of answers looking something like this: “He doesn’t take anything seriously,” said Kimmie Krauss, a junior midfielder on the Elon University women’s soccer team.

Analysis: Where will women's soccer end up?

10/24/12 4:10pm

It’s been a long road filled with injuries and disappointment this season for the Elon University women’s soccer team, but, the regular season comes to a close tonight against cross-town rival University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Holding a 6-7-6 record overall, with a 4-2-4 record in conference play, the Phoenix will take on the Spartans in search of locking up the fifth seed in the conference tournament set to start on Sunday, Oct.

Successful weekend helps women's soccer to fifth in SoCon

10/20/12 12:28pm

Elon University women’s soccer head coach Chris Neal said it, and the team got it. The Elon women’s soccer team collected four points on a pivotal weekend with matches against Georgia Southern University and Davidson College. The Phoenix welcomed Georgia Southern to Rudd Field on Friday, Oct.

Phoenix prepares for road battles with Wofford and Furman

10/4/12 5:06pm

“Winning is the only type of momentum you want.” Elon University women’s soccer head coach Chris Neal, who said the above statement, has a clear goal. The Phoenix is coming off a weekend in which they had the highest number of healthy players and used the most subs in a game this season.