Most freshmen take a redshirt year, some play minimal minutes and very few play valuable roles. The latter is what Elon University head women’s basketball coach Charlotte Smith has done with her talented freshman center Malaya Johnson.
Chalk it up to first game jitters or early season rustiness. Whatever the reason, the Elon University women’s basketball team was unable to pull away and was pushed to the brink by Division II Anderson University before creating separation late and escaping with a 77-72 win in its season opener Nov.
The Elon University men’s soccer team was showing alarming signs of a team that had peaked too soon a couple weeks prior to its disappointing 2-0 loss to Northeastern University in the quarterfinals of the Colonial Athletic Association tournament on Saturday, Nov.
It isn’t often the new kids on the block join a different conference and show long-standing and well-established programs how to play.
The Elon University men’s soccer team stepped onto the field against the University of Delaware one win away from winning the Colonial Athletic Association in its first year in the conference, a feat few teams are able to accomplish and one that looked improbable given the team’s struggles through the nonconference portion of its schedule. That dream, though, came to a crashing demise, as the Phoenix was unable to climb out of a 2-0 first half deficit and fell to the Blue Hens 2-1 on Nov.
It looked for the majority of the game as if the Elon University men’s soccer team was going to suffer a backbreaking loss to the Colonial Athletic Association’s worst team — College of Charleston — at the worst time. Instead, the Phoenix scored the tying goal in the latter stages of the second half to send the game into overtime, and was then able to net the golden goal at the beginning of the second overtime to escape with a 2-1 victory on Wednesday, Oct.
It wasn’t as easy as it may have appeared on paper beforehand, but in a game wrought with momentum shifts and physical play, the Elon University men’s soccer team held off a gritty, yet ultimately overmatched Duke University team 2-1 on Oct.
The questions can finally be put to bed. Elon University men’s soccer senior forward Jason Waterman, the owner of so many clutch goals in his career in a Phoenix uniform but who scored just once this season, was finally able to find the clutch goal in the game’s waning moments to propel his team to victory. It was well worth the wait, as his goal in the 84th minute was the difference in Elon’s 2-1 victory against No.
In what has become a familiar refrain this season, the Elon University men’s soccer team held host College of William and Mary off the scoreboard, but was unable to find the back of the net and had to settle for a scoreless draw Wednesday, Oct.
It was supposed to be a festive occasion. The Elon University men’s soccer team was making its debut in the Colonial Athletic Conference, at home, in front of a boisterous home crowd.
About 15 minutes after blowing a wide-open opportunity in front of goal, Elon University men’s soccer junior forward James Brace shook off his miss and converted on his next opportunity to score the match’s lone goal and give Elon a 1-0 victory against High Point University on Tuesday, Sept.
Against a ranked team on the road in No. 24 Coastal Carolina University, the Elon University men’s soccer team hoped to lean on its stout defense, which has allowed just five goals going in to the game against the Chanticleers. But for the first time all season, the Phoenix’s back line showed cracks, allowing three goals to the Chanticleers in a 3-1 loss Sept.
It looked for a long time as if the Elon University men’s soccer team’s game against Radford University was going to follow an all-too-familiar script. Once the Highlanders scored, every Phoenix fan wondered if the team’s dormant offense, which has struggled all year to find the back of the net, was going to be able to find the equalizer. As it turned out, the Phoenix found the goal it desperately needed in the 64th minute when sophomore midfielder Rett Webb put away his rebound to tie the score.
There is one glaring weakness, at least in the season’s early stages, for the Elon University men’s soccer team, and it’s on the offensive end. The unit has no shortage of dynamic playmakers, starting with senior forward Jason Waterman and junior midfielder James Brace.