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Phoenix rise again: Seahawks drop nail-biter at Trask

Ty Gadsden (0) during UNCW's matchup with Elon on Feb. 6, 2020 at Trask Coliseum.

Zachary Kilby, Assistant Sports Editor

February 6, 2020

WILMINGTON – UNC Wilmington (7-18, 2-10 Colonial Athletic Association) sparked a late run in the second half to force the game to be decided in the final seconds. However, Marcus Sheffield put Elon (8-17, 4-8 CAA) on his back while pouring in a game high 18 points to complete the season sweep against...

Gallery: Seahawks drop Thursday contest to Elon

Mike Okauru (4) during UNCW's matchup with Elon on Feb. 6, 2020 at Trask Coliseum.

Noah Powers, Sports Editor

February 6, 2020

WILMINGTON — The loss of point guard Shykeim Phillips appeared to hurt UNC Wilmington (7-18, 2-10 Colonial Athletic Association) more than expected as the Seahawks fell to Elon (8-17, 4-8 CAA) Thursday night 62-56.

Men’s basketball preview: Elon and William & Mary

Jaylen Sims in UNCW's home opener against Johnson & Wales.

Noah Powers, Sports Editor

February 6, 2020

WILMINGTON — Coming off two tough road losses, UNC Wilmington makes its way back to Trask Coliseum where it remains for five of its last seven games. The Seahawks face a crucial weekend against Elon on Thursday and William & Mary on Saturday for a homecoming showdown — both teams UNCW lost to...

Goodrum’s goal in OT secures Senior Night win

UNCW men’s soccer on Senior Day

Erin Howard, Contributing Writer

November 3, 2019

Emotions were high as UNC Wilmington celebrated Senior Night in its final regular season game on Saturday. The Seahawks hosted Elon in an exciting match that ended in victory, thanks to an overtime goal from senior Phillip Goodrum. Before kickoff, all 10 of UNCW's seniors and their families were h...

Seahawks snap losing streak, down Phoenix 3-1

UNCW during its match against Elon on Oct. 6, 2019.

Erin Howard, Contributing Writer

October 6, 2019

UNC Wilmington took down Elon (8-9) on Sunday afternoon, to pick up its first conference win of the season. UNCW coach Amy Bambenek said she had one message for her team going into the game.  “They always play well here,” said Bambenek. “I told them ‘we just need to play better.’”...

UNCW remains undefeated at home

Chinyere Bell (24) fights for a layup against Elon on Feb. 8, 2019.

Elijah Mize, Staff Writer

February 9, 2019

UNC Wilmington women’s basketball remained perfect at home with a 76-51 win over Elon inside Trask Coliseum on Friday night. The Seahawks (14-7, 7-3 CAA) showcased their defensive tenacity by forcing the Phoenix into 19 turnovers to their own nine giveaways. Unlike earlier this year, the Seahawks...

Gallery: Women’s basketball remains undefeated at Trask

Moriah Crisp (2) dribbles against Elon on Feb 8 in Trask Coliseum.

Brandon Sans, Sports Editor

February 8, 2019

The UNC Wilmington women's basketball team remained undefeated inside Trask Coliseum this year with a 76-51 win against Elon on Friday night. The Seahawks improved to 14-7 (7-3 CAA) with eight games before the Colonial Athletic Association tournament. Junior guard Lacey Suggs scored a career-best 29...

Seahawks right ship, down Tribe

Kai Toews (10) drives up the court during UNCW's Thursday night matchup with William & Mary on Jan. 24, 2019.

Brandon Sans, Sports Editor

January 25, 2019

UNC Wilmington men’s basketball opened a four-game homestand over the next two weeks with a 93-88 victory against William & Mary on Thursday night inside Trask Coliseum. The Seahawks (8-13, 4-4 CAA) led the Tribe (7-13, 3-5 CAA) for all but 5:04 minutes in the game and rid themselves of the...

Women’s soccer season ends with Elon tie

Ashley Johnson (21)

Brandon Sans, Sports Editor

October 23, 2018

For the second straight year, UNC Wilmington women’s soccer required a win its season finale to earn a spot in the Colonial Athletic Association tournament. At one point in its Tuesday night contest against Elon (3-10-4, 1-7-1 CAA), the Seahawks held a two-goal lead that would have sent them to...

Seahawk hockey keeps undefeated record intact, downs Elon 7-4

Seahawk hockey keeps undefeated record intact, downs Elon 7-4

Brian Carpenter, Staff Writer

January 20, 2018

UNC Wilmington club hockey defeated Elon, 7-4, on Friday night at the Wilmington Ice House. With the win, the Seahawks remain undefeated on the season. The team got off to a quick start, as Ben Cooperrider scored UNCW’s first goal just 27 seconds into the game. “It was a good start to the game...

Preview: UNCW hockey hosts Elon

Preview: UNCW hockey hosts Elon

Brian Carpenter, Staff Writer

January 19, 2018

After a tie and win against Christopher Newport last weekend, the UNCW hockey team returns to the Wilmington Ice House for a Friday night tilt with Elon at 10 p.m. Friday night’s game against CNU ended in a 4-4 tie and Saturday’s game ended with a 3-0 Seahawks victory. Goals were scored by Ben...

No. 15 UNCW survives Elon’s late surge, escapes 2-1

Hjalmar Ekdal handles the ball during UNCW's 2-1 win over Elon on Wednesday, Sept. 27.

Noah Thomas, Sports Editor

September 27, 2017

With senior captain Julio Moncada on the shelf with a knee injury, UNC Wilmington men’s soccer turned to its underclassmen for production in their 2-1 win over Elon on Wednesday. The No. 15 Seahawks (7-1, 3-0 CAA) first took advantage of a lapse in the Phoenix defense late in the first half. With...

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