DAVIDSON, N.C. – The Elon University women’s soccer team won another high-scoring affair on Sunday, Oct. 20, as the Phoenix topped the Davidson Wildcats, 4-2, at Alumni Stadium for its third straight victory.
Elon improves to 10-2-4 (4-1-2 Southern Conference) with the win, while Davidson falls to 5-9-3 (3-4 Southern Conference) with the setback.
“Today was another exciting game for us,” said Elon head coach Chris Neal. “Greg Ashton is one of the top coaches in the country and his Davidson team put us under a lot of pressure. We had several special contributions and thankfully we continued to score some great goals.”
Elon scored two goals in the match’s first three minutes on scores by Nicole Dennion and Jennifer McGorty, but the Wildcats knocked in a pair of their own toward the end of the first period to make it a 2-2 game at the half.
Marissa Russo gave the Phoenix a 3-2 edge in the 52nd minute following a strike that landed in the back of the net off a McGorty pass.
Kendall Stanley gave the maroon and gold a two-goal lead in the 70th minute on a great header pass from Catherine Brinkman to put her squad ahead, 4-2.
Elon held the Wildcats in check from that point forward, holding on for its third straight win.
Dennion’s goal in the first minute marked her 10th of the season, while also recording an assist to bring her season points total to 25. McGorty scored her seventh goal and added her fourth assist of the season in the win, bringing her season point total to 18.
The Phoenix outshot the Wildcats 14-9 and finished with a 4-3 edge in corners.
Elon returns to action at home on Friday night, Oct. 25, when it welcomes Chattanooga to Rudd Field for a 7 p.m. kick.