Elon University’s men’s soccer team tied 0-0 with the Drexel University Dragons at Vidas Field. This is the first tie for the Phoenix this season. The 90 minutes of regulation and 20 minutes of overtime were not enough for either team to score.
Although neither team was able to secure a goal, both teams made strong pushes offensively. Elon attempted 11 shots and Drexel had eight. Freshman midfielder Scott Vatne led the Phoenix with three shots and one shot on goal.
In the second half, two red cards and three yellow cards were assessed. The first red card was given to Youri Senden of Drexel, the second to Elon’s Christian Lauenborg during overtime.
After Drexel was down a man due to the red card, the Elon offense applied significant offensive pressure, outshooting the Dragons 7-1 from that point on. However, the team was unable to convert a goal.
Elon’s goalkeeper Peter Wentzel made one save and now leads the conference for total shutouts with five.
Although the game ended in a tie, the Phoenix earned one conference point. Elon, now 5-4-1 overall and 2-1-1 in the Colonial Athletic Association, sits in a tie for second in the CAA standings along with Drexel, as both teams have 7 points. They trail James Madison by 2 conference points.
The Elon Phoenix will travel to play Duke University Tuesday, Oct. 5 in a non-conference matchup. The game is set to start at 7:00pm.