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SPORTS 2/27/16 11:30pm

Men's basketball ends regular season with win at Delaware

With its Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Tournament seeding already decided, the Elon University men’s basketball team closed out the regular season with a 77-59 win at the University of Delaware Saturday. Elon led for all but two minutes and ten seconds of the game, cruising to its fifth conference road victory over the last-place Blue Hens.


SPORTS 2/27/16 10:39pm

Men's tennis beats Brown in tight match Friday

After rallying to secure the doubles point, the young Elon University men’s 5ennis team split the singles to earn to a 4-3 win over Brown University Friday afternoon at the Jimmy Powell Tennis Center. “It’s nice just to get a good, tough match outdoors in because we haven’t had one,” said head coach Michael Leonard, “That was something we really needed.” The Phoenix (5-3) trailed in doubles after losing 6-0 at No. 2, but freshmen Mario Paccini and Salvador Mijares rallied to win No. 1 doubles on a tiebreaker 7-6 (7-5). After trailing 5-1, juniors Petar Tomic and Chris Humphreys rallied to take a 7-6 (8-6) victory at No. 3 and clinch the doubles point for Elon. Mijares gave the Phoenix a 2-0 lead at the start of singles play, winning No. 4 in straight sets 6-2, 6-0.


SPORTS 2/27/16 2:51pm

Burnett leads women's basketball to 62-45 win on Senior Night

The Elon University women’s basketball team came into Alumni Gym Friday night with an opportunity to affirm itself in fourth place in the CAA. With a star-effort performance from sophomore guard Shay Burnett, the Phoenix beat the University of Delaware 62-45 to confirm its new standing in the CAA with an opportunity looming ahead Sunday against top-ranked James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA.


SPORTS 2/26/16 11:54am

Men's basketball's scoreless run to end game costly in Senior Night loss

Elon University men’s basketball’s senior night ended like a handful of other home games as the Phoenix let a lead slip away late as the College of William & Mary took home the 75-65 victory in. Junior guard Luke Eddy and junior guard Tanner Samson were left nearly speechless trying to explain how Eon failed to score in the last 4:13. “I’m not really sure to be honest, I don’t have an answer,” Eddy said, who hit a three to give Elon a 65-64 lead before going scoreless the rest of the way.


SPORTS 2/26/16 11:05am

Phoenix fall to Tribe's late effort on senior night

The Elon University Men's Basketball team lost to William and Mary by a score of 75-65 on Thursday night. The Phoenix held the lead for the majority of the game, including a seven point edge at the close of the first half, but their offensive effort seemed to fall apart in the game's final minutes, only making one of their last seven shots to end the contest. It was a bittersweet night in Alumni Gym from the start, as Elon's seniors played the final home game of their careers.


SPORTS 2/25/16 6:42pm

Last-second goal gives women's lacrosse win over No. 10 Duke

Sophomore attacker/midfielder Shelby Scanlin scored with six seconds left to break the tie and give the Elon University women’s lacrosse team its first signature win Thursday, defeating No. 10 Duke University 7-6 in Durham. Elon got a man-up situation with 18 seconds left, and Scanlin converted on her second shot, getting an assist from junior attacker Sloane Kessler.


SPORTS 2/24/16 1:00pm

Senior ends men’s basketball career with a smile

The Elon University men’s basketball team concludes its home schedule Thursday night, and the Senior Night festivities bring out the emotions from head coach Matt Matheny. “It comes so fast — you can see it in the face of our players when they realize that this is it,” Matheny said.


SPORTS 2/24/16 10:00am

Women’s lacrosse starts season with 3 wins

Down a pair of goals in the second half on the road to Coastal Carolina University, the Elon University women’s lacrosse team didn’t waver. After sophomore midfielder Abby Godfrey scored her second goal of the game to put the Phoenix to within one, junior attacker Sloane Kessler scored the game-tying and game-winning goals in the span of 1:04 to give Elon a 5-4 comeback victory and a 3-0 record to start the year.  “We were off a little bit off in a lot of respects,” said head coach Josh Hexter.


SPORTS 2/23/16 5:00pm

Phoenix faces concerns after sluggish opening weekend

The long meetings in right field after the final out have been a common occurrence during Mike Kennedy’s tenure as Elon University baseball coach, a sign of frustrations, shortcomings and most importantly, a loss. It’s surprising there was one this early in the season, so surprising that it signified a spot in the record books that probably wasn’t too pleasing to the coach in his 20th year leading his alma mater. Two losses in a Feb.


SPORTS 2/21/16 2:58pm

Baseball loses both games in Saturday doubleheader

The Elon University baseball team lost both games on Saturday’s doubleheader against Wright State University, 13-11 in 10 innings and 10-2. The three losses to start the season gives Elon its first 0-3 start since 1983, when Elon lost its first four games of the season.


SPORTS 2/20/16 1:52pm

Women's tennis drops Friday afternoon duel to FGCU

The Elon University women’s tennis team couldn’t get enough wins in the singles, falling to Florida Gulf Coast University 4-3 Friday afternoon. “We’re making some strides,"  said head coach Elizabeth Anderson. "We’ve played a really tough schedule, so that makes it a little more challenging, but I think it will pay off for us in the long run." Elon dropped the doubles point, but freshman Suzanne Zenoni got the Phoenix on the board with her win over sophomore Julianna Curtis in straight sets 6-2, 6-1.