Huge week for Elon Athletics

Hey guys, so this last weekend and first half of this week have been huge for the Elon athletics department. Lots of big wins and good results all culminating in a historic basketball affair last tonight.

Joshua Jones at the Furman football game

So I’ll start things off with Football (American).  This weekend Elon’s football team traveled to South Carolina to play against #17 Furman University, and we won in a huge upset. The final game score was 41-34 and this was a huge victory for the football team who are now at .500 for the season. It gives us momentum into our rival game this upcoming weekend against App state. EU!!!YOU KNOW!!!

Next up, the Volleyball team pulled out big wins this weekend and clinched a spot in the Southern Conference Volleyball Tournament. The games this weekend ended regular season play for the volleyball team, but the wins this earned the team some more post season play. It was also senior night this weekend for volleyball so it was a good win in honor of the seniors. Elon beat University of North Carolina Greensboro and The Citadel in remarkable fashion to make the tournament.

Next up we have soccer. This weekend, the Men’s soccer team competed in the Southern Conference Soccer Tournament, and WON IT!!! Elon is now the men’s tournament Champions.  As a result of winning the tournament, Elon qualified for the huge nationwide NCAA Soccer tournament. They played on Thursday night but lost their first round game to #17  Coastal Carolina in a shootout that ended with a 4-3 result. Despite this loss the soccer team had an incredible season and capped it off with the ever competitive NCAA tournament appearance.

To top of a very successful week for Elon sports and Athletics, our Basketball team this week pulled of a huge upset and beat the University of South Carolina (USC). Elon University’s basketball program is growing, but not so fast that would could beat bigger schools with stronger sports teams like USC. This Elon upset was a huge moment for Elon athletics and was big in promoting school spirit and pride.  A SoCon team beating an SEC team was such a big deal that it made its way onto ESPN sportscenter, the hub of all American sports. The team played exceptionally and capitalized on the many USC errors to give themselves the advantage, and as a result, the upset: 58-53 ELon Phoenix. Check out the video below for some high lights from the game.

 

This was a huge week in Athletics, and it is building up to the Elon App State game on Saturday.  App state are our rivals and so this game will be huge in terms of the number of people who will be there.

GO ELON!!!BEAT APP!!!!

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