SPORTS 3/2/23 11:49pm

Elon University women’s basketball ends home season on a high note

In its final home game of the 2022-23 season, the Elon University women’s basketball team defeated the University of North Carolina Wilmington 52-42. A back and forth battle for the Phoenix, with a small comeback by UNCW, ended in an emotional night for the seniors and graduate students as they left the court at Schar Center one final time. Graduate student guard Lenaejha Evans came to Elon for her final college season after playing for two seasons at Rider University. She said stepping off of the court was bittersweet.

SPORTS 3/1/23 8:34pm

Elon baseball drops second game of home-and-home series vs. UNC Greensboro

After a perfect first inning by both junior right-handed pitcher Ben Sieracki and UNCG junior right-handed pitcher Caleb Cozart, the Phoenix earned runners on first and second in the top of the second, but a pair of strikeouts — one looking and one swinging — quieted its scoring threat. In the bottom of the inning, UNCG junior right fielder and cleanup hitter Dosi Jonas piped a ball to the right-center warning track, reaching second standing up. One groundout later, a sacrifice fly by UNCG junior first baseman GC Jarman gave the Spartans the early 1-0 advantage.  

SPORTS 2/25/23 10:58pm

Elon University men’s basketball loses emotional Senior Night game

The Elon University men’s basketball team started off hot making 9-16 shots in the opening minutes on Saturday but fell off as the game went on, allowing the University of Delaware to dominate and win 70-54. Elon, who came into Saturday’s game with its first round Colonial Athletic Association Tournament matchup already locked in against William & Mary, did not have much to play for with regard to standings. 

SPORTS 2/23/23 6:51pm

Elon University track and field wins inaugural CAA indoor championship

The Elon University track and field team scored in all 18 events to win the first-ever Colonial Athletic Association indoor team championship on Thursday. The Phoenix tallied 129.83 points to edge runner-up Hampton, who scored 121.33 points. Sophomore distance runner Jette Beermann won Elon’s lone gold medal with a victory in the mile race. 

SPORTS 2/22/23 10:37pm

Elon University softball loses to NC State

Throughout her four years as a member of the Elon University softball team, Rebecca Murray was known for her signature speed. After a leadoff single, Murray, now the starting center fielder for North Carolina State University, had her eyes on second base. 

SPORTS 2/22/23 9:49am

Elon University track and field competes in first CAA indoor championship

Of all of the athletes within the Elon University track and field team, one name has continued to stand out: sophomore sprinter and jumper Meghan Wilcox. In 2022, she was the Colonial Athletic Association champion in the 4x400 meter relay, all-CAA in the 100-meters and all-CAA in the 4x100 meter relay. Her success has only continued throughout the start of the 2023 season, similar to the success the team as a whole has achieved.

SPORTS 2/19/23 6:58pm

Elon University baseball loses opening weekend series against University of Kentucky 2-1 after 4-0 shutout

The Elon University baseball team was unable to break the tie in its weekend series against the University of Kentucky, as the Phoenix fell 4-0 to the Wildcats in the last game of the series on Sunday. After a 2-0 shutout win Feb. 17, the Phoenix couldn’t keep the momentum going through the weekend. The Wildcats turned the tables on the Phoenix and went on to win Feb. 18 5-1. 

SPORTS 2/18/23 6:42pm

Elon University baseball’s offensive struggles leads to 5-1 defeat against the University of Kentucky

The Elon University baseball team left with unfinished business against Southeastern Conference opponent University of Kentucky in the second game of the three game weekend series Saturday, losing 5-1. After being shutout 2-0 by the Phoenix on Feb. 17, Kentucky wasted no time ending the drought, as sophomore left fielder Ryan Waldschmidt smashed a lead off double off the left field fence. 

SPORTS 2/18/23 4:52pm

Elon University softball fends off St. Francis University in Phoenix Invitational

The Elon Softball Phoenix Invitational rolled on Saturday when the Elon University softball team faced off against St. Francis University on Saturday, Feb.18. Despite a late run by the Red Flash, the Phoenix held on by a final score of 4-3, and were able to pick up its second victory in the tournament. Head coach Kathy Bocock said she was happy the team could add another mark in the win column, but said there was still a lot of room for improvement.


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