As all 10 Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) women’s basketball teams make their way to Upper Marlboro, Maryland, the second year in the conference for Elon University feels all too familiar to the first. Just like the men’s basketball team, Elon is in the exact same position as last season, playing as the fourth seed and needing to go through conference powerhouse James Madison University in the semifinals to get to the championship.
Sports are, in a lot of ways, about finding competitive advantages.
The Elon University men's basketball continued its Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) conference skid, falling to Hofstra University 66-64 Thursday evening. The loss was Elon's third straight and fifth in six contests, as the Phoenix tumbles down the standings to eighth place, touting a 3-6 record in conference play thus far.
The Elon University men's basketball team travelled to Williamsburg, Virginia, where they fell to the College of William & Mary, 89-67 Thursday night in a Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) game. Tribe sophomore guard Connor Burchfield eviscerated Elon, going for 20 points on 7-of-8 shooting on 6-of-7 from long range. Freshman forward Tyler Seibring meanwhile led the way for Elon with 18 points, four rebounds, three assists on 5-of-5 from deep. Junior guard Luke Eddy added 13 points, while freshman guard Dainin Swoope contribute 12 on 3-of-12 shooting from the field.
The Elon University women's basketball team was playing from behind all day in Philadelphia, falling to Drexel University, 74-31. The Phoenix were trounced out of the gates, falling into a 20-8 hole after the first quarter and a 38-19 deficit by halftime. Elon had no answer for junior forward Sarah Curran, who went for 22 points and seven rebounds on 9-of-14 shooting, to go with a pair of threes, including 18 points in just the first half alone. Essence Baucom and Shay Burnett led the way for the lagging Phoenix, with seven points apiece.
The Elon University women's basketball edged Hofstra at Alumni Gym Friday night, 61-60, after sophomore guard Shay Burnett sank two free throws with seven seconds left on the clock. "It runs up my dry-cleaning bill because I stress myself out," joked head coach Charlotte Smith. "It helps to know that we can win games in the clutch."
Senior night ended in dramatic fashion on Halloween, as the No. 24-ranked Elon University men's soccer team pulled out a last-minute victory in a crucial Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) finale against College of Charleston in sudden-death. The game, otherwise marred by untimely penalties and missed opportunities, was scoreless through 90 minutes of regulation as well as the ten-minute overtime period.
The Elon University women's soccer team fell to the College of William & Mary 2-0 Tuesday night.
Heading into last Saturday’s matchup against Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) opponent James Madison University, the Elon University football team had picked up just 454 yards on the ground on 183 rushing attempts, good for a measly 2.5 yards per carry. With a rushing offense ranked 119 of 123 Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) teams, head coach Rich Skrosky said to this week that getting the ground game going was a top priority for the team going forward. Even after the Dukes ran over Elon to the tune of a 51-0 shellacking, Skrosky was still able to find some positives to pull from Elon’s ground attack.
It was Dec. 20 when Elon University men’s basketball sophomore guard Luke Eddy tumbled to the ground of the Greensboro Coliseum with a torn ACL in his right knee. Now, with the start of a new season just a month away, Eddy is finally getting ready to play again. “The rehab process was really long,” Eddy said.