Sports


SPORTS 10/19/15 9:53am

Luke Eddy looks to overcome injury for 2015-2016 season comeback

For as long as he can remember, Luke Eddy has made countless layups over his basketball career. But on the night of December 20, 2014 against the UNCG Spartans, one layup changed his life forever. [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7m-MhOFW5tA&noredirect=1&w=560&h=315] With about 13 minutes left in the first half, Eddy drove down the lane, hooked a shot that later fell in.


SPORTS 10/19/15 1:13am

Women's soccer loses to Drexel on overtime goal

The Elon University women's soccer team struck first against the Drexel University Dragons, but a goals in regulation and then overtime spelled defeat for the Phoenix as Elon fell 2-1 in Philadelphia Sunday afternoon.  Drexel freshman forward Vanessa Kara scored the game-winning goal for the Dragons in the 104th minute, her second of the match and as well as the second of two unanswered goals by Drexel. 


SPORTS 10/18/15 1:43pm

JMU spoils Elon Homecoming in big win

On a perfect fall Saturday to host Homecoming and play some football, James Madison rolled over Elon 51-0 in a Colonial Athletic Association contest. "We did not come out and execute," said senior defensive lineman Rob Sullivan.


SPORTS 10/17/15 9:18pm

Horrific Homecoming: Football shut out by JMU

On a perfect fall Saturday to host Homecoming and play some football, the Elon University football team got destroyed by James Madison University 51-0 in a Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) contest. “We did not come out and execute,” senior defensive lineman Rob Sullivan said.


SPORTS 10/16/15 11:00pm

Pair of first half goals spells defeat for Elon

The Elon University women’s soccer team gave up two goals in the span of 90 seconds in the first half of and couldn’t come back, losing 3-0 to the University of Delaware Friday night in Delaware.  Junior forward Natalie Zelenky scored the first of her two goals in the 15th minute, scoring from eight yards out to give the Blue Hens an early lead.


SPORTS 10/14/15 7:39pm

Nicole Dennion returns for Elon women's soccer Senior Day

Emotions always run high on a Senior Day, but they were cranked up an extra notch at the Oct. 11 Elon University women’s soccer team's match. Senior forward Nicole Dennion, former Southern Conference Player of the Year who missed last year while battling cancer, made her first appearance in two years by taking the opening kickoff in the lineup for the Phoenix. After kicking off the match, she ran to the sideline for a substitute to applause from both teams and fans. “An indescribable level [of emotion],” said head coach Chris Neal. “It was really good having her here.”


SPORTS 10/10/15 11:30pm

Elon holds on late to edge Lipscomb 1-0

Senior midfielder James Brace’s strike in the 26th minute proved to be the difference maker in the Elon University men’s soccer team’s 1-0 victory over Lipscomb University.  We had a lot of opportunities to get a second goal and kill the game off,” said head coach Chris Little.


SPORTS 10/10/15 10:00pm

Football can't capitalize on chances against Richmond

RICHMOND — The Elon University football team had many chances to score against No. 18 University of Richmond Saturday afternoon. But Elon could not capitalize on the chances it had offensively early, and Richmond overpowered Elon’s defense en route to a 27-14 victory. We built a hole against a very good opponent in Richmond,” head coach Rich Skrosky said.


SPORTS 10/8/15 12:03am

Phoenix sinks Northeastern 2-1 in CAA play

The No. 13 ranked Elon University men’s soccer team returned to winning ways with a 2-1 victory over Northeastern University, on a Wednesday afternoon at Rudd Field.  “We played well, the second half particularly we created some really good chances,” said head coach Chris little.


SPORTS 10/7/15 4:02pm

Women's soccer scores early, often in win over Francis Marion

The Elon University women's soccer team scored early and often Tuesday night, defeating Francis Marion University 6-0 in Florence, S.C., in a late non-conference matchup. Senior defender Mel Insley got the Phoenix on the board in the 14th minute, scoring her third goal of the season, on all free kicks.


SPORTS 10/7/15 2:00pm

Men’s soccer forward returns to family home

When senior forward Cooper Vandermaas-Peeler arrived on Elon University’s campus in January 2015 he wasn’t alone.  The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill transfer not only joined eager new teammates but also enjoyed a homecoming of sorts with close friends and family. Though, Cooper has a new role for the Phoenix.


SPORTS 10/7/15 10:00am

Working hard not to be noticed

The Elon University football team has had struggles on offense this season, as they currently rank 120th out of 123 Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) teams in total offense. The inability to move the ball on offense has given the special teams unit plenty of opportunities.


SPORTS 10/6/15 7:00pm

Building success from the back

The past two seasons have told different stories for the Elon University women’s soccer team. The 2013 version scored twice as many goals as they gave up, scoring 56 goals and allowing 28 in the 22 matches the team played.