Sports


SPORTS 11/3/15 12:24am

Men's Soccer earns shared CAA title

This past Saturday night, Elon Men's Soccer hosted the College of Charleston on Rudd field for the team's annual senior night, but little did they know it would be more special than they imagined. As the game was tied at zero, before heading into an extra time period with COFC, the team found out that Colonial Athletic Association leader Hofstra had lost and that they were playing for a share of the conference championship. [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0K1ERjYpUA&noredirect=1&w=560&h=315] "There's obviously a lot of different scenarios riding on the game but it was just really just trying to take the pressure off the players, try to just get them to play the way we want to play and execute the game plan we had," Soccer Coach Chris Little said.


SPORTS 11/1/15 4:23pm

Volleyball stumbles late, falls in five at Delaware

The Elon University Phoenix volleyball team lost to the University of Delaware Blue Hens on Saturday, 3-2 (24-26, 26-24, 25-18, 13-25, 7-15). The loss marks Elon's 20th on the season, and its tenth in Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) play.  The Phoenix trailed early in the first set, but managed to narrow the score late.


SPORTS 11/1/15 4:07pm

Last-minute goal clinches men's soccer share of conference title

Senior night ended in dramatic fashion on Halloween, as the No. 24-ranked Elon University men's soccer team pulled out a last-minute victory in a crucial Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) finale against College of Charleston in sudden-death. The game, otherwise marred by untimely penalties and missed opportunities, was scoreless through 90 minutes of regulation as well as the ten-minute overtime period.


SPORTS 10/28/15 2:00pm

Little keeping tabs on ranking as postseason nears

With 12 wins, achieving the team’s highest ranking in program history earlier this year, and the longest winning streak to start a season in team history, Chris Little, head coach of Elon University’s men’s soccer team, has a lot to appreciate on the field.  Though the second-year head coach is always widening his focus, keeping an eye on national rankings and opposing team’s Ratings Percentage Index (RPI). “It’s really important to us and it’s always has been to the program because why would you put all your eggs into once basket in terms of just winning the conference tournament?” said head coach Chris Little.


SPORTS 10/25/15 9:58pm

Grudge bikers battle for bragging rights

When it comes to motorcycle racing, there's nobody "badder" than grudge racers. "We the baddest motorcycles on the planet baby, we just pretty much the fastest of the fast," Rasheed Clark, the promoter for the Kings of Grudge said.


SPORTS 10/25/15 1:24pm

Men's soccer drops second straight at Hofstra 1-0

The No. 10 Elon University men’s soccer team lost 1-0 on the road Oct. 24 to No. 24 Hofstra University in a battle of ranked Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) teams.  The win for Hofstra makes it the regular season CAA champion, meaning the Pride will host the CAA semi-finals and finals later this season. With a win over or a draw against the College of Charleston in its season finale, Elon can earn a bye past the quarterfinals by finishing in the top two in the conference. 


SPORTS 10/23/15 11:56pm

Women's soccer loses to James Madison in overtime

The Elon University women’s soccer team was seconds away from the second overtime period against James Madison University, but the Dukes scored with six seconds remaining in the first overtime period to defeat the Phoenix 1-0 Friday night in Harrisonburg, V.A.  Sophomore midfielder Allison Bordell’s header found the back of the next moments before the conclusion of the first overtime period, giving the Dukes a win it sorely needed heading into the Colonial Athletic Association tournament next weekend.



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