Elon University Vice President of Admissions and Financial Planning Greg Zaiser has been working long enough to see the college admissions process change and grow.
As far as women’s soccer goes, the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) is one of the best conferences in the NCAA. At the conclusion of the regular season, six of the 10 conference teams were ranked in the top 70 of the NCAA’s Rating Percentage Index (RPI). The Elon University women’s soccer team was not one of those six teams, finishing 10th in the conference. And yet, head coach Chris Neal sees a lot of good that came out of the season.
The Elon University women's soccer team took 16 shots Sunday afternoon but did not find the back of the net, falling to Towson University 1-0 and getting eliminated from Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) tournament contention.
The Elon University women’s soccer team was seconds away from the second overtime period against James Madison University, but the Dukes scored with six seconds remaining in the first overtime period to defeat the Phoenix 1-0 Friday night in Harrisonburg, V.A. Sophomore midfielder Allison Bordell’s header found the back of the next moments before the conclusion of the first overtime period, giving the Dukes a win it sorely needed heading into the Colonial Athletic Association tournament next weekend.
The Elon University women's soccer team struck first against the Drexel University Dragons, but a goals in regulation and then overtime spelled defeat for the Phoenix as Elon fell 2-1 in Philadelphia Sunday afternoon. Drexel freshman forward Vanessa Kara scored the game-winning goal for the Dragons in the 104th minute, her second of the match and as well as the second of two unanswered goals by Drexel.
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.
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.
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.
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.