Sports


SPORTS 3/10/16 8:42pm

Elon women's basketball team bows against Delaware in CAA quarterfinals

[youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3vd4-44WDI&noredirect=1&w=560&h=315] UPPER MARLBORO, MD- The Elon University women's basketball team lost to the University of Delaware Blue Hens in the quarterfinals of the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Championship on Thursday afternoon by a score of 57-50. Elon closed the first three periods with an advantage on the scoreboard, but faltered in the contest's closing minutes.


SPORTS 3/10/16 6:56pm

Seven-run sixth spirals softball to loss against UNC

The Elon University softball team lost to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 12-6 on Wednesday evening, as one bad inning doomed the Phoenix. The Tar Heels scored seven runs between four hits, four walks, and one error in the top of the sixth, with the big hit coming from freshman pinch-hitter Katie Bailiff.


SPORTS 3/9/16 11:00am

Previewing the Women's CAA Tournament, team by team

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 3/9/16 10:45am

Three home runs leads baseball to 10-5 win over Liberty

After a poor showing the past weekend, Elon’s offense came together giving them a win over Liberty University, 10-5. The middle of the lineup came out firing for the phoenix with junior infielder Nick Zammarelli going 2 for 4 including an RBI double in the second to contribute to Elon’s early lead.


SPORTS 3/8/16 7:22pm

Shay Burnett named All-CAA First Team for women's basketball

Elon University women's basketball sophomore guard Shay Burnett was named to the Colonial Athletic Association's (CAA) All-CAA First Team Tuesday night, the conference announced on its livestream award show. Burnett led the Phoenix in scoring and rebounding, finishing with 13 points per game and 7.9 rebounds per game.


SPORTS 3/8/16 2:00pm

Women's basketball runs its way to better rebounding

Throughout the Elon University women’s basketball season, head coach Charlotte Smith tried to emphasize the importance of rebounding to her team. Her methodology to encourage the team to rebound was simple: If you don’t win the rebounding battle, be ready to run.


SPORTS 3/8/16 12:00pm

Questions linger after men's basketball season crashes to ending

BALTIMORE — One point in the final five minutes, 51 seconds. Despite the terrible first half and the wild comeback to take the lead, the Elon University men’s basketball team scored just one point in the last 5:51 against Drexel University, losing 57-56 in the first round of the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Tournament Friday night. “[There were] so many plays that, if they would have gone a different way, we’d come out victorious,” said head coach Matt Matheny. “But we came up short.”


SPORTS 3/7/16 11:00am

Baseball holds on to beat Appalachian State 4-3

A four-run third inning was all the Elon University baseball team needed as the Phoenix held on to a 4-3 victory over Appalachian State University in the final game of the Elon Invitational March 6. Junior designated hitter CJ Young led off the frame with a walk and came around to score on junior second baseman Nick Zammarelli’s RBI double.


SPORTS 3/7/16 10:56am

Women's tennis sweeps home doubleheader

The Elon University women’s tennis team shut out both North Carolina A&T State University and North Carolina Central University to extend its winning streak to three games Saturday. “Today was a great opportunity to get in a lot of matches and focus in a little bit more, especially on our doubles strategy,” said Elon head coach Elizabeth Anderson.


SPORTS 3/7/16 10:50am

Men's tennis downed by No. 28 Old Dominion

The Elon University men’s tennis team won the doubles point but couldn’t hold on to the lead as No. 28 Old Dominion University snapped the Phoenix’ five-game win streak Saturday at the Jimmy Powell Tennis Center. “I told our team we have to get a little bit tougher,” said Elon coach Michael Leonard, “I think we had to go through some of this to kind of get ourselves where we need to be in a month or so.” Juniors Chris Humphreys and Petar Tomic lived up to their billing as CAA Doubles Team of the Week, delivering a 6-3 victory at No. 1 doubles — their fourth win in a row.


SPORTS 3/5/16 12:01pm

Baseball falls to Bowling Green

The Elon University baseball team’s four-game winning streak was snapped in a 6-2 loss to Bowling Green at Latham Park on March 4. Senior infielder Tyler McVicar hit his first home run of the season to give Elon (4-6) an early 1-0 lead at the bottom of the third inning.


SPORTS 3/2/16 1:00pm

Men’s basketball improves as CAA Tournament starts

After Feb. 25’s home loss to the College of William & Mary, a close game that left the Elon University men’s basketball team believing they could have won, head coach Matt Matheny shook his head in disbelief. It was the sixth Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) home game that Elon had lost despite leading at some point in the second half.


SPORTS 3/1/16 4:19pm

Two women's basketball seniors to participate in coaching clinic

Two Elon University women's basketball seniors are a part of the 75-person group that will attend the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) "So You Want To be A Coach" program. Senior guards Jospeha Mbouma and Nicole Razor will travel to Indianapolis to participate in a three-day workshop April 1-3. “‘So You Want To Be A Coach’ is a premier program for student athletes who want to transition into the field of coaching,” said Elon head coach Charlotte Smith.


SPORTS 3/1/16 2:00pm

Sophomore shining amid women's tennis struggles

In her freshman season for the Elon University women’s tennis team, Erica Braschi went 13-4 in singles out of the No. 3 and 4 slots, one of many bright spots in a strong season for the Phoenix. Amid injuries and a schedule that has featured six ranked opponents, the Phoenix have failed to channel last season’s success, sporting a 2-8 record. Along the way Braschi has moved up to the No. 2 singles slot.