ELON, N.C. – Every Monday, Phoenix fans can get a look at the week ahead with our “Elon Athletics Weekly Update” feature when we will preview all the week’s upcoming events for our sports teams. “Follow us” on Twitter at @elonphoenix and @elonscores, “Like” Elon Phoenix on Facebook and continue to check elonphoenix.com to stay current on all things Elon Athletics.
Not in competition this week
• The Phoenix competed at the Wake Forest Invitational last Friday, Oct. 16, in Kernersville, N.C. The women’s team earned a fourth-place standing at the meet while the men’s squad was ninth overall.
• Senior Elyse Bierut led the Phoenix female harriers after setting a new personal-best time of 21:38.91 in the 6K race and finished fourth overall out of 173 participants. Elon’s Nick Ciolkowski was the top male runner for Elon after clocking in a time of 25:25.39 and was 17th out of 174 runners.
• Elon will next compete at the Colonial Athletic Association Cross Country Championships on Saturday, Oct. 31, hosted by the College of Charleston.
Football (2-5, 1-3 CAA Football)
Elon Football Live Radio Show, Thursday, Oct. 22, at 7 p.m., The Fat Frogg
• The Phoenix football team has reached its bye week after facing three consecutive top-20 opponents.
• Elon will return to action on Halloween with a noon game at Stony Brook. That game will be broadcast live on the American Sports Network.
• Fans will still have a chance to hear from head coach Rich Skrosky on Thursday night at the weekly radio show. The show airs live from 7-8 p.m. at The Fat Frogg in Elon and is broadcast on WSML 104.5 FM/1200 AM and at elonphoenix.com.
Elon Phoenix Invitational, Oct. 19-20, Alamance Country Club, Burlington, N.C.
• The team is back in action for a home tournament after the Tar Heel Intercollegiate was cancelled Oct. 3-4 due to weather.
• Elon has earned two top-10 finishes this season with a seventh place finish at the Golfweek Program Challenge, and a 10th place finish at the Janney VCU Shootout.
• Jonathan DiIanni and Philip Loeb have each earned top-10 finishes individually this season.
Men’s Soccer (12-2, 5-1 CAA)
Elon at Duke, Tuesday, Oct. 20, at 7 p.m., Durham, N.C.
Elon at Hofstra, Saturday, Oct. 24, at 7p.m., Hempstead, N.Y.
• The Phoenix extended its win streak to four games after earning a pair of Colonial Athletic Association wins this past week. Elon picked up a 2-1 victory at No. 24 UNCW before closing out the week with a 2-1 win at home over defending league tournament champion James Madison.
• With its win over the Dukes and Hofstra’s loss to College of Charleston on Saturday, Elon is currently tied with the Pride for first in the league standings. The two teams will meet on Saturday, Oct. 24, in Hempstead, N.Y.
• Elon is currently ranked No. 10 in the latest College Soccer News Top 30 Poll and is No. 14 in TopDrawerSoccer.com Top 25 Poll. The Phoenix also sits at No. 11 in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Top 25 Poll and has been ranked for five consecutive weeks – the longest streak for the program in any of the national soccer polls.
Elon at NC State Invitational, Oct. 23-25, Raleigh, N.C.
• Mario Paccini and Robert Lindgren competed at the ITA Carolina Regionals over the weekend.
• Paccini got two wins as a freshman in the first two rounds, making it to the Round of 32 before being defeated. He finished 2-1 for the tournament.
• Lindgren lost in the first round then won two in back draw and then lost going 2-2.
Volleyball (4-17, 1-7 CAA)
Elon vs. North Carolina A&T, Tuesday, Oct. 20, at 7 p.m., Alumni Gym
Elon at Towson, Friday, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m., Towson, Md.
Elon at James Madison, Saturday, Oct. 24, at 7:30 p.m., Harrisonburg, Va.
• The Phoenix claimed its first CAA win of the season on Saturday at William & Mary in the form of a 3-1 final.
• Ally Karle recorded 13 kills off 23 attempts and had only one error to hit .522 in the match and also tallied three blocks. Setter Sydel Curry matched her career high with 46 assists, helping the maroon and gold to a season-high .320 hitting performance.
• Elon hosts local opponent N.C. A&T on Tuesday before traveling to face Towson and James Madison to wrap up a three-match week.
Elon at Landfall Tradition, Oct. 22-25, Wilmington, N.C.
• The Phoenix set 36-hole, and 54-hole Division I records as the Pinehurst Challenge last weekend.
• Emily Brooks set 36-hole and 54-hole individual records and earned the silver medal at Pinehurst.
• The team completes the fall season at the Landfall Tradition this week.
Women’s Soccer (9-5-2, 1-4-1 CAA)
Elon at James Madison, Friday, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m., Harrisonburg, Va.
Elon at Towson, Sunday, Oct. 25, 1 p.m., Towson, Md.
• The Phoenix dropped both of their conference matches with a 3-0 loss at Delaware (Oct.16) and a 2-1 overtime loss at Drexel (Oct. 18).
• Elon is on the road for the final time in the regular season this upcoming weekend with matches at James Madison and Towson.
ITA Carolina Regionals, Oct. 22-26, Chapel Hill, N.C.
• Erica Braschi and Kamilla Beisenova went a perfect 3-0 in doubles play at the Wake Forest Invitational claiming the Flight D Doubles crown. They lost a total of three games in three matches to win the D doubles flight title.
• Braschi and Beisenova’s flight win marks the second straight event that a Phoenix pairing has won a doubles flight. Casey and Zenoni captured a doubles title at the Elon Invitational Sept. 13.
• The Phoenix heads to Chapel Hill for its next two events, first for the ITA Carolina Regionals Oct. 22-26 and later for the Kitty Harrison Invitational Nov. 6-8.