Elon Athletics Weekly Update

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.

Football (1-2)
Inside the Huddle Luncheon, Monday, Sept. 19, at noon, Best Western Plus
Elon Football Live Radio Show, Thursday, Sept. 22, at 7 p.m., The Fat Frogg
Elon at William & Mary, Saturday, Sept. 24, at 7 p.m., Williamsburg, Va. (Comcast SportsNet)

• Elon picked up its first win of the season with a 26-3 decision against Fayetteville State on Saturday. The three points allowed by the Phoenix were the fewest surrendered by the program since a 56-0 victory over Davidson to open the 2009 campaign.
• John Gallagher matched his career high with four field goals made. John Silas became the ninth Elon player to eclipse the 300-career tackle mark as his nine against the Broncos give him 301 in his time in the maroon and gold.
• The Phoenix opens up CAA Football play this weekend by travelling to William & Mary for a 7 p.m. game against the Tribe, which was ranked 13th last week. The game will be televised on Comcast SportsNet.

Men’s Golf
FAMC Intercollegiate at The Grove, Sunday – Tuesday, Sept. 18 – 20, College Grove, Tenn.

• The Phoenix has started play at the Franklin American Mortgage Intercollegiate at The Grove, the team’s second tournament of the fall season.
• William Ronnholm made his collegiate debut shooting a two-over par 74 in the first round to lead Elon. He is tied for 31st individually.
• Elon continues play at the FAMC Intercollegiate at The Grove with the second round today and the final round on Tuesday.

Men’s Soccer (4-2-1, 0-0-1 CAA)
Elon at James Madison, Saturday, Sept. 24, at 7 p.m., Harrisonburg, Va.

• The Phoenix heads back into Colonial Athletic Association play this Saturday with its first-ever visit to James Madison. Elon previously opened CAA play with a 1-1 draw at College of Charleston on Sept. 10.
• The maroon and gold earned a 2-0 victory at in-state and Atlantic Coast Conference foe NC State last Tuesday, Sept. 13. The win was Elon’s first against the Wolfpack since 2000 and improved the Phoenix’s overall record against ACC teams to 7-4-4 since 2010.
• For the third time this season, Elon was receiving votes in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Top 25 National Poll. The Phoenix received 11 points in the most recent poll and is one of four CAA teams that were also receiving votes.

Volleyball (13-3)
Elon vs. James Madison, Friday, Sept. 23, at 7 p.m., Alumni Gym
Elon vs. William & Mary, Sunday, Sept. 25, at 2 p.m., Alumni Gym

• The Phoenix posted a 4-1 mark last week after a win at North Carolina Central before claiming victories against Savannah State, The Citadel and Charleston Southern in the Bulldog Invitational. All four of the team’s wins came in the form of 3-0 match sweeps.
• Sydney Busa and Kam Terry led the maroon and gold offense, tallying 55 and 49 kills, respectively. Both outside hitters averaged over 3.00 kills per set, hit over .300 and were named to the Bulldog Invitational All-Tournament team.
• Elon begins Colonial Athletic Association play this weekend when it welcomes James Madison and William & Mary to Alumni Gym. The Phoenix is winless against the Dukes in CAA play but won both matches against the Tribe last season.

Women’s Soccer (4-4-1)
Elon vs. Towson, Friday, Sept. 23, at 7 p.m., Rudd Field
Elon vs. James Madison, Sunday, Sept. 25, at 1 p.m., Rudd Field

• The Phoenix opens CAA play this weekend with a pair of home matches against Towson and James Madison on Rudd Field.
• Last week, goals from Taylor Paradoski and Tori Baliatico, plus strong play defensively, led the maroon and gold to a 2-0 victory against Davidson on Thursday, Sept. 15.
• Elon’s matches on Friday and Sunday will be the third and fourth games of the squad’s five-match home stand, which concludes on Thursday, Sept. 29, with a matchup against non-conference foe South Carolina State.