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
• After a two-week layoff, the Phoenix cross country programs competed at the Greater Louisville Classic on Saturday. The Elon women finished 10th overall at the meet, while the men’s team was 29th.
• Sophomore Nick Ciolkowski set a new personal-record at the meet with a time of 24:15 in the men’s 8K and earned a top-15 finish against some of the top runners in the nation and region.
• Senior Kimberly Johansen set a new school-record in the 5K race with a time of 17:23.40 at the Greater Louisville Classic. The Chelmsford, England, native earned a top-25 finish at the meet out of 368 runners.
• Elon will race next week at the High Point VertKlasse XC Invitational and at the NCAA Pre-Nationals during the weekend of Oct. 14-15.
Football (2-3, 1-1)
Inside the Huddle Luncheon, Monday, Oct. 3, at noon, Best Western Plus
Elon Football Live Radio Show, Thursday, Oct. 6, at 7 p.m., The Fat Frogg
Elon vs. New Hampshire, Saturday, Oct. 8, at 3:30 p.m., Rhodes Stadium
• Daniel Everett recorded a pair of sacks against Villanova on Saturday, upping his team-leading total to three on the season.
• The Phoenix will continue its three-game homestand this weekend as the New Hampshire Wildcats visit Rhodes Stadium for a 3:30 p.m. contest.
• Elon is looking for its first win against UNH, having fallen to the Wildcats in each of the past two seasons.
Tar Heel Invitational, Saturday – Sunday, Oct. 8 – 9, Chapel Hill, N.C.
• After a break, the Phoenix returns to the links this weekend at the Tar Heel Invitational.
• Charlie May and William Harwood led the way for the Phoenix at the team’s last tournament, as they each finished tied for 45th individually at the FAMC Intercollegiate, Sept. 18-20.
• Following the Tar Heel Invitational, Elon will host the Phoenix Invitational, Oct. 17-18, at Alamance Country Club in Burlington, N.C.
Men’s Soccer (4-2-3, 0-0-2)
Elon at Northeastern, Saturday, Oct. 8, at 6 p.m., Boston
• The Phoenix returns to Colonial Athletic Association action this upcoming Saturday, Oct. 8, with its first trip to Northeastern. Since becoming league opponents in 2014, Elon has won two out of three meetings against the Huskies on the soccer pitch.
• The Phoenix endured its second straight draw on Saturday with a 1-1 result at Triad rival High Point. Sophomore Jaiden Fortune netted his second goal of the season near the 31st minute to tie the match.
• Inclement weather forced the cancellation of Elon’s CAA home opener versus No. 24 UNCW on Wednesday, Sept. 28. With its next home game scheduled for Oct. 12 against William & Mary, Elon will have gone 39 days since playing its last home match on Sept. 4 against Detroit Mercy.
Not in competition this week
• The Phoenix hosted the Elon Fall Invitational in its last tournament, which was shorted due to rain. Mario Paccini and Felipe Sarrasague also competed at the Southern Intercollegiate in Georgia.
• Salvador Mijares led the way for the Phoenix at the program’s fall tournament, finishing 3-0 in singles and advancing to the finals of the main draw. Paccini and Sarrasague competed at Southern Intercollegiate at the University of Georgia. Paccini picked up a big win against ITA No. 58-ranked Christian Langmo of Miami.
• The Phoenix returns to the courts at the ITA Carolina Regionals, Oct. 14-17, in Cary, N.C.
Volleyball (15-4, 2-1)
Elon at Towson, Monday, Oct. 3, at 7 p.m., Towson, Md.
Elon at Northeastern, Friday, Oct. 7, at 7 p.m., Boston
Elon at Hofstra, Sunday, Oct. 9, at 1 p.m., Hempstead, N.Y.
• The Phoenix prevailed in a tight five-set match at Delaware in its lone match of the week last week, winning the fifth set 17-15.
• The maroon and gold saw a flurry of career highs in its match against the Blue Hens from Sydel Curry, Sydney Busa, Ebony Scott and Maddie Jaudon. New career highs came in the form of 62 assists by Curry, 25 kills by Busa, 22 kills by Scott and 34 digs by Jaudon. Both Curry and Busa also finished with double-doubles.
• Elon finishes out its current road trip today at Towson before traveling to take on Northeastern and Hofstra this weekend.
Pinehurst Challenge, Monday – Tuesday, Oct. 10 – 11, Pinehurst, N.C.
• The Phoenix is set to compete in its third tournament of the fall after earning a runner-up finish at the Lady Pirate Intercollegiate.
• Kelsey Badmaev finished tied for fifth individually at the Lady Pirate Intercollegiate to earn her fifth-career CAA Golfer of the Week honor.
• Following the Pinehurst Challenge, the Phoenix will compete in the Kiawah Island Intercollegiate, Oct. 23-25, to close out the fall season.
Women’s Soccer (7-5-1, 2-1)
Elon at Hofstra, Friday, Oct. 7, at 7 p.m., Hempstead, N.Y.
Elon at Northeastern, Sunday, Oct. 9, at noon, Boston
• Elon completed a perfect 2-0 week, outscoring its opponents 5-0 in victories over South Carolina State and William & Mary.
• Kendall Ballotti and Tori Baliatico scored in the first half to lead Elon to a 2-0 victory against South Carolina State on Thursday. Taylor Paradoski scored twice in the first half and assisted Baliatico’s goal in the 66th minute as the Phoenix defeated William & Mary, 3-0, on Sunday to improve to 2-1 in CAA play.
• This is the first time that the program has won two of its first three conference games since the 2010 season.
Not in competition this week
• At the Wake Forest Invitational over the weekend, Suzanne Zenoni went 3-1 in singles action and advanced to the finals of the B singles draw.
• Natalia Janowicz and Maria Paraja went unbeaten and captured the title of the D doubles draw. Paraja finished 3-1 in singles and finished a combined 6-1 for the weekend.
• Erica Braschi went 2-2 in the A singles draw as her performance was highlighted by a 7-5, 6-2 triumph over Alyssa Smith of Duke.