Women's lacrosse falls to 9/11 Notre Dame

2/24/17 1:12pm

After winning its first four, the Elon University women’s lacrosse team dropped its first loss of the season Thursday night, falling 16-7 to the No.9/11-ranked University of Notre Dame at Rudd Field. “We left a lot on the field.

Always in net: Elon goalie Rachel Ramirez

2/22/17 8:30am

Armored in full protective gear—gloves, throat guard, throat piece, chest pad, shield, mouth guard—10-year-old Rachel Ramirez widened her stance. Feet spread a couple inches wider than the width of her slight shoulders, heels raised, crouched low.

​Women’s lacrosse trounces Winthrop 13-5

2/16/17 12:15am

Fresh off the second win over a ranked opponent in program history, the Elon University women’s lacrosse team defeated Winthrop University 13-5 Wednesday night at Rudd Field, starting out its three-game homestand with a victory over the reigning Big South Conference champions.

Women's lacrosse cruises over Campbell in season opener

2/5/17 11:55am

The Elon University women’s lacrosse team opened its season with an emphatic victory, cruising to a 15-5 win over Campbell University Saturday afternoon at Rudd Field. The Phoenix jumped out to an early 5-0 lead within the first five minutes and never looked back, going on to score nine goals in the first half and six in the second.

Women's lacrosse routs Holy Cross Saturday morning

3/12/16 9:53pm

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.

Last-second goal gives women's lacrosse win over No. 10 Duke

2/25/16 6:42pm

Sophomore attacker/midfielder Shelby Scanlin scored with six seconds left to break the tie and give the Elon University women’s lacrosse team its first signature win Thursday, defeating No. 10 Duke University 7-6 in Durham. Elon got a man-up situation with 18 seconds left, and Scanlin converted on her second shot, getting an assist from junior attacker Sloane Kessler.

Women’s lacrosse starts season with 3 wins

2/24/16 10:00am

Down a pair of goals in the second half on the road to Coastal Carolina University, the Elon University women’s lacrosse team didn’t waver. After sophomore midfielder Abby Godfrey scored her second goal of the game to put the Phoenix to within one, junior attacker Sloane Kessler scored the game-tying and game-winning goals in the span of 1:04 to give Elon a 5-4 comeback victory and a 3-0 record to start the year.  “We were off a little bit off in a lot of respects,” said head coach Josh Hexter.

Women's lacrosse starts season with win over SDSU

2/13/16 7:46pm

The Elon University women’s lacrosse team defeated San Diego State University 11-7 in its season opener on Friday night. The Phoenix started the season off strong with a good offensive game and three players scoring at least two goals.

Column: Experience should benefit women’s lacrosse team

2/11/16 2:30pm

The Elon University women’s lacrosse team isn’t young anymore. At least, not in terms of experience. The Phoenix enters its third year of competition (its second in the Colonial Athletic Association) after an encouraging 2015 campaign that included a CAA Rookie of the Year performance by now-sophomore midfielder Stephanie Asher. Elon also has a wealth of experience, something that wasn’t the case for the past two years as it built the program.

Women’s lacrosse ready to attack new season

2/11/16 2:00pm

The Elon University women’s lacrosse team’s introduction to the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) may look rough on the standings. But the 1-5 record doesn’t tell the whole story, and junior attacker Sloane Kessler finds a lot to draw from the program’s first year in the conference.

Elon, CAA say transition has been smooth through one year

5/4/15 2:11pm

Reflecting back on a year in the Colonial Athletic Association, the feelings director of athletics Dave Blank has gauged from Elon University athletes have been positive. Elon made the transition from the Southern Conference last summer, a move that meant more travel and an increased level of competition for Phoenix teams. The women’s track and field team provided the lone team conference title, winning last weekend’s CAA Championship meet in Williamsburg, Virginia.

Phoenix lacrosse finding a home in CAA

4/24/15 8:00am

This was probably just what Elon University had in mind when it made the move to the Colonial Athletic Association. A late Friday afternoon women’s lacrosse game against a team from Long Island who brought fans to tailgate. That sounds quintessential for the league, one based with teams up through the mid-Atlantic where lacrosse is a popular sport.

Women’s lacrosse stifled by Drexel in final game of season

4/20/15 12:41pm

The Elon University women’s lacrosse team lost 10-7 to the Drexel Dragons Sunday. The loss marks the team’s fifth in Colonial Athletic Association play this season and effectively eliminates the Phoenix from advancing into the CAA Tournament. “They did a very good job at detaining our cutters,” said head coach Josh Hexter.