SPORTS 3/16/16 10:00am

Column: Baseball offense finds new contributions ahead of CAA play

Two unlikely heroes rescued the Elon University baseball team’s weekend from falling into the ground. A pair of infielders, senior Danny Lynch and freshman Ryne Ogren, provided the necessary sparks that led to two victories against The Citadel, bringing the Phoenix to .500 for the first time this season. Elon lost 13-8 to the Bulldogs on March 11 in poor fashion — the Phoenix handed the game away.

SPORTS 3/15/16 5:55pm

Women's basketball heading to WNIT

Junior guard Shay Burnett said the Elon University women’s basketball team has embraced a new mindset since hearing they made the Women’s National Invitational Tournament (WNIT). “We’re all looking at it as, ‘Forget Spring Break.

SPORTS 3/15/16 5:49pm

Perfect game starts masterful pitching weekend for softball

As the Elon University softball team entered its weekend, head coach Kathy Bocock did not want her team to worry about individual statistics. “We’re really young and we’re trying to work on team unity, and trying to work together on things,” Bocock said. “We’re talking about not having stats [matter] and not knowing those [stats].”

SPORTS 3/14/16 3:16pm

Softball sweeps weekend home tournament with extra-innings win Sunday

The Elon University softball team finished a perfect weekend with a 1-0 win in 10 innings over Central Connecticut State University Sunday afternoon. Freshman pitcher Elise Walton threw a complete game shutout, using 122 pitches in 10 innings and scattering five hits while striking out eight. “It was good, my arm felt fine," Walton said.

SPORTS 3/14/16 12:26pm

Campus Recreation hosts Battleship: A board game with a splash

When walking past the pool in the Koury Athletic Center, you will usually see people swimming or diving but last Friday was not your typical day as Campus Recreation made a splash by clearing the swimming lanes at Beck Pool and dropping in canoes for an event adapted from a classic board game. The game is called Battleship and the title is not the only thing the board game and the Campus Recreation event have in common.

SPORTS 3/12/16 9:53pm

Women's lacrosse routs Holy Cross Saturday morning

In its first game since losing eight days ago, the Elon University women’s lacrosse team defeated the College of the Holy Cross 14-3 Saturday morning at Rudd Field. Sophomore attacker Stephanie Asher scored five goals, including three in a two-and-a-half minute span early in the second half.

SPORTS 3/10/16 11:40pm

Women's basketball falls apart in fourth at CAA Tournament

UPPER MARLBORO, MARYLAND — The Elon University women’s basketball team fell apart in the fourth quarter, losing to the University of Delaware 57-50 in the quarterfinals of the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Tournament Thursday afternoon. “They say it’s hard to beat a team three times in a row, and I guess that proved to be true today,” said head coach Charlotte Smith.

SPORTS 3/10/16 8:42pm

Elon women's basketball team bows against Delaware in CAA quarterfinals

[youtube=] UPPER MARLBORO, MD- The Elon University women's basketball team lost to the University of Delaware Blue Hens in the quarterfinals of the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Championship on Thursday afternoon by a score of 57-50. Elon closed the first three periods with an advantage on the scoreboard, but faltered in the contest's closing minutes.

SPORTS 3/10/16 6:56pm

Seven-run sixth spirals softball to loss against UNC

The Elon University softball team lost to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 12-6 on Wednesday evening, as one bad inning doomed the Phoenix. The Tar Heels scored seven runs between four hits, four walks, and one error in the top of the sixth, with the big hit coming from freshman pinch-hitter Katie Bailiff.

SPORTS 3/9/16 11:00am

Previewing the Women's CAA Tournament, team by team

As all 10 Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) women’s basketball teams make their way to Upper Marlboro, Maryland, the second year in the conference for Elon University feels all too familiar to the first. Just like the men’s basketball team, Elon is in the exact same position as last season, playing as the fourth seed and needing to go through conference powerhouse James Madison University in the semifinals to get to the championship.

SPORTS 3/9/16 10:45am

Three home runs leads baseball to 10-5 win over Liberty

After a poor showing the past weekend, Elon’s offense came together giving them a win over Liberty University, 10-5. The middle of the lineup came out firing for the phoenix with junior infielder Nick Zammarelli going 2 for 4 including an RBI double in the second to contribute to Elon’s early lead.

SPORTS 3/8/16 7:22pm

Shay Burnett named All-CAA First Team for women's basketball

Elon University women's basketball sophomore guard Shay Burnett was named to the Colonial Athletic Association's (CAA) All-CAA First Team Tuesday night, the conference announced on its livestream award show. Burnett led the Phoenix in scoring and rebounding, finishing with 13 points per game and 7.9 rebounds per game.

SPORTS 3/8/16 2:00pm

Women's basketball runs its way to better rebounding

Throughout the Elon University women’s basketball season, head coach Charlotte Smith tried to emphasize the importance of rebounding to her team. Her methodology to encourage the team to rebound was simple: If you don’t win the rebounding battle, be ready to run.

SPORTS 3/8/16 12:00pm

Questions linger after men's basketball season crashes to ending

BALTIMORE — One point in the final five minutes, 51 seconds. Despite the terrible first half and the wild comeback to take the lead, the Elon University men’s basketball team scored just one point in the last 5:51 against Drexel University, losing 57-56 in the first round of the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Tournament Friday night. “[There were] so many plays that, if they would have gone a different way, we’d come out victorious,” said head coach Matt Matheny. “But we came up short.”