Sports


SPORTS 2/20/16 1:05pm

Six-run seventh sinks baseball in opening day defeat

 The Elon University baseball team’s 9-7 opening day defeat to Wright State University capitulated in the top of the 7th inning.  Entering the frame with a four run lead, a trio of Elon relief pitchers allowed six runs on four hits and three walks to give Wright State a lead it would not surrender. “Their bullpen threw a lot of strikes and made some good pitches,” said senior first baseman Tyler McVicar.


SPORTS 2/19/16 9:24am

Men's basketball uses hot second half to win at Drexel

A hot-shooting second half led the Elon University men’s basketball team to an 81-76 victory over Drexel University Thursday night in Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) play. The Phoenix shot 75 percent in the second half, finishing 18-of-24 from the field and 6-of-8 from behind the arc.


SPORTS 2/18/16 2:31pm

Softball wins home opener behind two home runs

The Elon University softball team started its home season off with a bang, defeating North Carolina A&T State University 14-4 Wednesday afternoon. Sophomore third baseman Kristin Hoover hit a grand slam in the sixth to end the game on a run-rule.


SPORTS 2/17/16 10:00am

Freshman men's basketball forward finds balance in his game

Head coach Matt Matheny said Tyler Seibring is a changed man. The freshman forward has been a staple for the Elon University men’s basketball team, starting in all 27 games thanks to some necessary bulking in the off-season. “What he’s done since he set foot on campus in June is remarkable,” Matheny said. “The way he transformed his body to get ready for a grueling first year [of college].”


SPORTS 2/16/16 5:02pm

Baseball finds new excitement

As a new season approaches for the Elon University baseball team, head coach Mike Kennedy has noticed something about this group of players that makes them stand out from his previous teams at Elon. “We have more baseball rats,” Kennedy said.


SPORTS 2/16/16 1:43pm

Former men's soccer players sign with former coach

Fomer Elon University men’s soccer head coach Darren Powell signed two former Elon players — defender Sam McBride and midfielder Miguel Salazar — to contracts with San Antonio FC, the club announced Monday. Powell was named head coach of the expansion club in January, and the two former players will play in the United Soccer League (USL) for San Antonio FC, which is the third tier of the soccer system in the United States. “We are very happy for both Miguel and Sam to realize their dream as professional players,” said Elon head coach Chris Little.


SPORTS 2/13/16 7:49pm

Burnett, Baucom lead women's basketball to rout of Towson

The Elon University women’s basketball team rode a strong first quarter to its third straight Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) win, a 80-58 victory over Towson University Friday night. Coming off her game winning shot against Delaware, sophomore guard Shay Burnett had a game-high 19 points, six rebounds and six assists.


SPORTS 2/12/16 12:34pm

Men's basketball keeps close but falls at UNCW

The Elon University men’s basketball team stayed within five points of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in the final seven minutes of the game, but could not take the lead, dropping 86-82 Thursday night in Colonial Athletic Association action. The Phoenix cut the deficit to one at four different moments in the second half and led for a grand total of 15 seconds in the game. The Seahawks were able to keep Elon away, answering nearly every Elon basket with a basket on the other end to extend their win streak to a school-record 10 straight victories. “We’re a better team now than when we got [to Trask Coliseum],” said head coach Matt Matheny, who turned 46 Thursday.


SPORTS 2/11/16 2:30pm

Column: Experience should benefit women’s lacrosse team

The Elon University women’s lacrosse team isn’t young anymore. At least, not in terms of experience. The Phoenix enters its third year of competition (its second in the Colonial Athletic Association) after an encouraging 2015 campaign that included a CAA Rookie of the Year performance by now-sophomore midfielder Stephanie Asher. Elon also has a wealth of experience, something that wasn’t the case for the past two years as it built the program.


SPORTS 2/11/16 2:00pm

Women’s lacrosse ready to attack new season

The Elon University women’s lacrosse team’s introduction to the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) may look rough on the standings. But the 1-5 record doesn’t tell the whole story, and junior attacker Sloane Kessler finds a lot to draw from the program’s first year in the conference.