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.

SPORTS 10/22/15 2:00pm

Football grinding to get ground game going

Heading into last Saturday’s matchup against Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) opponent James Madison University, the Elon University football team had picked up just 454 yards on the ground on 183 rushing attempts, good for a measly 2.5 yards per carry. With a rushing offense ranked 119 of 123 Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) teams, head coach Rich Skrosky said to this week that getting the ground game going was a top priority for the team going forward. Even after the Dukes ran over Elon to the tune of a 51-0 shellacking, Skrosky was still able to find some positives to pull from Elon’s ground attack.

SPORTS 10/22/15 10:00am

What's in a set piece?

It’s a pretty common occurrence in a soccer match. Someone might get fouled, or the ball might get kicked out of bounds, resulting in a corner kick.

SPORTS 10/21/15 2:00pm

Junior point guard climbing back to full strength

It was Dec. 20 when Elon University men’s basketball sophomore guard Luke Eddy tumbled to the ground of the Greensboro Coliseum with a torn ACL in his right knee. Now, with the start of a new season just a month away, Eddy is finally getting ready to play again. “The rehab process was really long,” Eddy said.

SPORTS 10/21/15 10:44am

Volleyball sweeps North Carolina A&T

The Elon University Phoenix volleyball team won its second game in a row Tuesday. The Phoenix swept the North Carolina A&T State University Aggies 3-0 (25-8, 25-20, 25-13). The win comes after Elon's first in Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) play- the Phoenix defeated the College of William and Mary Tribe on Saturday. "Our offense keeps getting better and better," said head coach Mary Tendler.

SPORTS 10/20/15 6:30pm

Volleyball seeking ways to improve in every game

More than half the way through its second season as a member of the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA), the Elon University volleyball team is 4-17.The Phoenix is struggling in what has been a rebuilding year after adding six new players — five of whom are freshmen. The team won its first conference match on Oct. 17 at the College of William & Mary. Head coach Mary Tendler believes that as the Phoenix learns to work together as a cohesive unit, the wins will follow. “We looked really confident [in the Oct. 8 match against the College of Charleston] in all situations,” Tendler said. “When you’re confident, you’re going to play well, and that showed. When we’re like that, we’re a tough team to beat.”

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=] 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.”