Sports


SPORTS 9/22/15 10:07pm

Phoenix suffers first loss of season against South Carolina

On the heels of its highest ranking in program history, the No. 8 Elon University men’s soccer team lost for the first time in 2015, losing 3-1 to the University of South Carolina in Columbia, South Carolina.   A second half brace from junior midfielder Danny Deakin sank the Phoenix after senior midfielder Eduardo Alvarez leveled the match at one apiece in the 50th minute. The win drops Elon to 7-1, while the win brings South Carolina to 4-2-1.  The Phoenix’s first chance of the game came from a shot by senior midfielder Miguel Salazar in the fifth minute, but his effort from the top of the box was blocked by the Gamecocks defense.


SPORTS 9/20/15 10:56pm

Phoenix withstands late flurry to beat Charlotte

Through 84 minutes, all signs pointed to an easy victory for the Elon Women's soccer team, who were beating the University of North Carolina  at Charlotte 3-0. Six minutes and a few goals later, Elon left victorious, defeating the 49ers 4-2 Friday night at Rudd Field. The Phoenix had successfully stifled the Charlotte attack for most of the match, scoring a goal in the first half and tacking on two more before the onslaught of goals to end the match.


SPORTS 9/20/15 3:02pm

Column: Defeat leaves Skrosky searching for big plays on offense

While the Elon University football team lost the lead late in the fourth quarter, they’ll be looking back at the first half for an abundance of missed scoring chances against North Carolina A&T State University. Elon started its first five drives from its own 47 yard line, NC A&T’s 45 and its own 46, 45 and 40 yard lines. While the Phoenix reached Aggie territory in four of those five drives, it came away with no points. “We had a couple missed opportunities in the first half,” said head coach Rich Skrosky. You could say that again.


SPORTS 9/19/15 1:37pm

Men's soccer opens CAA play with win

No. 20 Elon University men’s soccer got their Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) campaign kicked off with a 3-1 win on Friday night, beating the Drexel Dragons in front of an overflow crowd that lined the fences at Rudd Field.


SPORTS 9/17/15 4:26pm

Elon falls to UNCG in last contest before CAA play

The Elon university volleyball team fell to the University of North Carolina- Greensboro on Wednesday, 3-1 (17-25, 25-21, 21-25, 21-25). The contest marks the last game for the Phoenix before beginning conference play in the Colonial Athletic Association.


SPORTS 9/15/15 9:15pm

Mitchell earns national honor

Junior linebacker Corey Mitchell was named the STATS FCS National Defensive Player of the Week for his efforts in the Elon University football team’s 21-13 victory over Gardner-Webb University. Mitchell, who was also named Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Defensive Player of the Week, had a career-high 18 tackles that night, eight of which were solo tackles.