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SPORTS 2/25/18 12:00am

Men’s basketball comes up short against Northeastern

The Elon University men’s basketball team fell to Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) rival Northeastern University on Saturday night at Alumni gym 81-59, marking the team’s fifth consecutive loss as it gears up for next week’s CAA tournament in Charleston, South Carolina. The Phoenix struggled to find its groove early, largely due to Northeastern’s suffocating defense that generated twelve points off ten turnovers in the first half. This saw the visiting Huskies lead for 17 of the first 20 minutes, and head into the halftime break with a 41-28 advantage. Northeastern was able to maintain control of the game throughout the final 20 minutes, effectively pushing its winning streak up to seven games. 


SPORTS 11/30/17 11:05pm

Men’s basketball edges South Florida in overtime thriller

The Elon University men’s basketball team secured its third home victory of the season on Thursday night, defeating the University of South Florida in overtime thriller, 79-78. In a string of fate, this marks the third consecutive year in which the Phoenix has played (and won) a home overtime game on November 30th.


SPORTS 11/5/17 2:43pm

Men's soccer knocked out of conference tournament

 In the CAA quarterfinals game this weekend, the game-winner came in the 66th minute, when Elon conceded a penalty and Charleston senior striker Leland Archer delivered calmly from the spot. The Cougars were then able to keep Elon from scoring over the final 24 minutes, securing the victory and punching a ticket to the semifinals. 


SPORTS 10/24/17 9:05pm

Men's soccer pushes for postseason berth

The Elon University men’s soccer team secured a much needed 1-0 victory against Drexel University Oct. 21, thanks to a first-half goal from senior striker Elijah Agu — who later left the game because of an injury.


SPORTS 9/27/17 8:00am

Soccer in Spanish

The Elon University women’s soccer team lined the field with 20 flags representing Spanish-speaking countries as it hosted its third annual Latin Night celebration at Rudd Field versus Colonial Athletic Association rivals University of North Carolina at Wilmington.


SPORTS 9/24/17 12:00am

Men's soccer drops points at home vs JMU

The Elon University men’s soccer team drew 0-0 with Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) rivals James Madison University on Saturday evening, marking the team’s fourth consecutive draw and fifth of the season.


SPORTS 9/20/17 8:30am

Men's soccer off to a scorching start

The Elon University men’s soccer team is off to a hot start this season with no losses after six outings under new head coach Marc Reeves. Now, they’re hoping to make another appearance in the NCAA tournament at the end of the season.


SPORTS 4/18/17 4:52pm

Kicking it across the pond

The decision to attend Elon University for many current students stems from a desire to take the road less traveled and branch out from their previous lives. Sophomore midfielder Amir Berkane, on the men’s soccer team, was no exception. Berkane was born and raised in Kelvedon, England, which sits near the southeast coast of the United Kingdom with a population of 3,587 at nearly 4,000 miles from Elon.


SPORTS 3/4/17 10:32am

Shumate's single ends Elon's 5-game losing streak

Senior infielder Kory Shumate's walk-off single ended the Elon University baseball team's five-game losing streak, capping off Elon's 4-3 comeback win over the University of Massachusetts at Amherst (UMass) Friday night at Latham Park. With the score tied at three, runners on first and second base and two outs, Shumate — who had started the night 0-for-3 — kept his composure to drop a walk-off single in deep right field, scoring freshman infielder Joe Satterfield and sending all of Elon's players racing to mob Shumate.


SPORTS 3/2/17 1:00am

Women's basketball routs UNCW to win CAA title

The Elon University women’s basketball team clinched its first conference championship in its Division I era by routing the University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNCW) 82-48 Wednesday night in Alumni Gym. With the win, Elon earned the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) regular season title, finishing conference play with a 16-2 record. It's the first conference crown in the 18 years Elon's been in Division I and the first of any kind in 35 years, leading Elon to cut down a net after the game. The championship feeling still hadn't sunk in for head coach Charlotte Smith after going up the ladder last and wearing the net around her neck.


SPORTS 2/19/17 11:32am

Softball sweeps doubleheader vs. NC Central

The Elon University softball team bounced back from its midweek defeat at the University of North Carolina by getting the better of North Carolina Central University in Saturday’s doubleheader, winning the contests by comfortable scores of 6-1 and 10-2 while also bringing the program’s win tally over 700. Freshman pitcher Kenna Quinn was given the nod in the first game, and was able to fight her way out of a bases-loaded situation in the top of the third inning with two outs in order to get the Phoenix off the field and keep the game scoreless.


SPORTS 2/5/17 11:55am

Women's lacrosse cruises over Campbell in season opener

The Elon University women’s lacrosse team opened its season with an emphatic victory, cruising to a 15-5 win over Campbell University Saturday afternoon at Rudd Field. The Phoenix jumped out to an early 5-0 lead within the first five minutes and never looked back, going on to score nine goals in the first half and six in the second.


SPORTS 11/4/16 3:00pm

Men's soccer gears up for CAA tournament

The Elon University men’s soccer team is gearing up for what is expected by many to be a competitive post-season tournament in the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA). The Phoenix will undoubtedly be looking to get out of the slump it endured towards the end of the season that saw head coach Chris Little’s team drop three straight matches despite having played tough and competitive soccer throughout each performance.


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