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NEWS 12/2/13 1:34pm

Elon releases tough 2014 softball schedule

With four teams that participated in the 2013 NCAA Tournament on the 2014 Elon University softball schedule, the Phoenix will face an uphill battle trying to rebound from a down year last season. Finishing with a record of 21-31 in 2013 and a 8-14 mark in Southern Conference play, the Phoenix struggled to maintain consistency throughout the season, winning just two weekend series’ in SoCon play and dropping out of the conference tournament in the play-in game against Samford University to end the season. This year, the Phoenix will compete in four weekend tournaments, including two hosted at Hunt Softball Park. Elon opens the season in the Charleston Southern Tournament in Charleston, S.C., Saturday, Feb.

NEWS 11/25/13 4:45pm

'No quit' attitude one of many bright spots in Elon's NCAA Tournament loss

LOS ANGELES — Trailing 4-0 against No. 1 UCLA in the second round of the NCAA Tournament as the seconds ticked off the clock, the Elon University men’s soccer team was still fighting to breakup the shutout even with the game well out of reach. In the 88th minute, Elon battled for a corner and while it couldn’t convert and the game ended in the 4-0 shutout, one thing stood out about Elon’s night: there was no quit in the Phoenix. “Quitting is not an option,” said junior forward Jason Waterman.

NEWS 11/25/13 4:37am

Elon has no answers, No. 1 UCLA rolls in NCAA Tournament

LOS ANGELES — Clinical. There’s no other word to describe the UCLA men’s soccer team in the second round of the NCAA Tournament against Elon University. The Phoenix outshot the Bruins 12-9 in the contest, but UCLA capitalized on its chances where Elon did not, leading to the 4-0 victory for the Bruins at home in Drake Stadium in Los Angeles Sunday, Nov.

NEWS 11/24/13 10:50pm

Timeline of the 73 hours between NCAA Tournament games for Elon men’s soccer

At 9:39 p.m. Eastern Time Thursday, Nov. 21, the Elon University men’s soccer team and fans charged the playing surface at Rudd Field in chase of a shirtless Jason Waterman, a junior forward on the team who scored the game-winning penalty kick for the Phoenix just seconds before against Clemson University in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. The on-field celebration was all the time allotted for the Phoenix to bask in the team’s first NCAA Tournament victory, a 4-1 penalty kick defeat of the Tigers.

NEWS 11/21/13 4:00pm

If Elon had been in the Colonial Athletic Association this year...

In May 2013, Elon University President Leo Lambert and Athletic Director Dave Blank announced Elon would transition to the Colonial Athletic Association starting before the 2014-2015 academic year.  If Elon had been a member of the CAA this year, below is how the Phoenix would have compared to the rest of the conference. Elon Men's Soccer The Southern Conference Tournament champions three years running, the men’s soccer team will enter the CAA as what is probably the best equipped Elon athletic team from the fall season.

NEWS 11/18/13 10:58pm

Rally falls short as Drexel holds off Elon men’s basketball

Trailing by as many as 16 points with 13:28 to play Monday, Nov. 18, against the Drexel University Dragons in the 2013 NIT Season Tip-Off in Piscataway, N.J., the Elon University basketball team went on a 17-3 run to pull within two points. The two-point deficit was the closest Elon would ever get to the Dragons, as Elon would never lead in the game and fell 71-64 at the Rutgers Athletic Center on the campus of Rutgers University. After Elon pulled the game within two at 52-50, Drexel went on a 10-2 run to all but down the Phoenix.

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