No. 4 Syracuse falls 12-11 in overtime to No. 2 Maryland

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 9, 2019 at 3:54 pm Contact Kaci: klwasile@syr.edu Commentscenter_img Once in the 23 times Syracuse and Maryland faced each other prior to Saturday’s game, Syracuse won. The 2012 win in College Park was the last time the Terrapins lost at home. After the 24th matchup between the two teams, it remained that way.No. 4 Syracuse (6-2, 1-1 Atlantic Coast) lost to No. 2 Maryland (6-0) in overtime on Saturday afternoon, 12-11. The teams exchanged goals throughout the game, despite Maryland holding the lead for most of regulation.It took the Orange just over 17 minutes to score. By the time junior Emily Hawryschuk scored, the Terrapins had already put two in the back of the net. Nicole Levy and Meaghan Tyrrell scored quickly after. Once Hawryschuk ended the scoring drought, SU managed to find the net every two-to-three minutes.After Maryland scored its fifth goal, bringing the score to 5-3, Syracuse got three straight to end the half. Mary Rahal scored the first in the 3-0 run, followed by Hawryschuk’s second goal and one from freshman Megan Carney. Their goals gave SU a one-point lead going into the half.Maryland went on its own 3-0 run to start the second, erasing SU’s only lead of the game. The rest of the second half, Syracuse tried to come back.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTwo goals by Levy and Hawryschuk would bring the game to 11-all with 11:55 left. Neither team would score for the rest of regulation. Five minutes and 17 seconds of overtime followed. Turnovers and fouls were all either team was capable of for the first four minutes as neither recorded a shot.In the end, a free position shot was awarded to Maryland’s Hannah Warther two-thirds of the way through the six-minute overtime. She passed to teammate Kali Hartshorn who beat the Orange for the 23rd time in team history.last_img read more

From draft classmates to teammates: Guzan, Parkhurst and Larentowicz seek MLS Cup together

first_imgBrad Guzan, Jeff Larentowicz and Michael Parkhurst counted themselves among the players eligible for selection in the 2005 MLS SuperDraft. Guzan had chosen to forego his last years at the University of South Carolina, signing a Generation Adidas deal that positioned him to be among the top players in the draft. Parkhurst was a fixture for Wake Forest before signing his own Generation Adidas deal. Larentowicz was less heralded, having starred for four years at Brown University.Now, nearly 14 years later, they’re no longer young rookies. They’re Atlanta United’s veteran stars that are one step away from a major trophy.”It’s been good. I think those two guys in particular are great for us,” Guzan said of Parkhurst and Larentowicz. “You look at what Jeff has been able to do in this league for so long, so consistently, it’s something special. You look at Parky who was in the league, went overseas, came back and it’s like he never missed a beat. Those guys have played a huge part in us as a team.”Guzan was the second overall pick that year, selected by now-defunct Chivas USA after Real Salt Lake chose midfielder Nikolas Besagno. Guzan has gone on to follow in the footsteps of the other great American goalkeepers, fighting his way to Europe with Aston Villa before becoming a key piece of this Atlanta team.Parkhurst, meanwhile, was chosen ninth by the New England Revolution, and, even though he was often overlooked by his own club, he claimed Rookie of the Year honors before moving to Denmark, Germany and, eventually, back to MLS. This is his fifth MLS Cup final and, after four consecutive losses, he’ll look to captain Atlanta to glory. “I went later than I thought I would. I thought maybe I’d go to LA,” Parkhurst told Goal. “They had a few picks. A couple of defenders went before me and I thought, ‘Man’, and I just kept dropping.”It was meant to be that I went to New England at number nine, and I’m glad I did. Center back has a standard physique and I don’t match that. I’m sure it scared off some teams, and I’m glad Stevie (Nicol) took a chance on me.”No one took a chance on Larentowicz until the very end. As the MLS Draft proper ended with 48 names called on that January day, Larentowicz had to wait until the Supplemental Draft on February 4.Even then, he had to wait even longer, until the fourth round and 45th pick of that Supplemental Draft, making him the 93rd player chosen. Selected by the Revolution with just four picks remaining, Larentowicz was part of a fourth round that included future scoring king Chris Wondolowski and future league regulars Dan Kennedy and Dan Gargan.”The supplemental draft happened over the internet,” Larentowicz told Goal. “I listened for a few rounds, then I stopped listening. I saw it as you can’t take anything for granted, or I didn’t have a good combine, but it couldn’t have worked out any better.” It’s worked out for Atlanta, too. Now savvy veterans, the trio are three of the six players from their draft class still contributing in MLS. All three are still vital cogs for Atlanta, with Guzan the unquestioned No. 1 goalkeeper, Parkhurst a Best XI-caliber defender and Larentowicz a key piece in Atlanta’s defensive unit.”Obviously, Josef (Martinez) and Miguel (Almiron), some other guys, get the talk about them,” Guzan said, “but Parky and Jeff have been huge for us, especially with bringing the team together and doing the little things that don’t go noticed as much.”Guzan and Parkhurst were noticed in 2005. Larentowicz not so much. But if they can bring an MLS Cup to Atlanta, the three veterans will have one more unifying bond on their resume. On January 14, 2005, there was no such thing as Atlanta United. The club was more than 12 years away from playing its first game. MLS had just 12 teams, nearly half of the 23 that took the field in 2018. It was a different time, a different era, than the one the league is in right now.But, on that January day, three young players were among those waiting to hear their names called in the draft and, all these years later, they call themselves teammates in pursuit of a career-defining MLS Cup title.last_img read more

Dodgers beat Angels in their exhibition finale behind Chris Taylor’s three-run homer

first_img“I’m just trying to stay calm in the box and work on my breathing and trying not to have my legs shake as much when I’m out there,” McKinstry said afterward. “It’s kind of surreal. It’s awesome, every day I come out here and every day is another awesome day at Dodger Stadium.”It was the final tune-up for the Dodgers before Thursday’s season opener at home against the San Francisco Giants to open a four-game series, in which Clayton Kershaw will go up against the Giants’ Johnny Cueto.“It’s very gratifying,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts of being ready for opening day. “You don’t have to look too far back to think that this day and getting so close to opening day was ever going to happen. We got through this and guys are feeling good and healthy and have opening day to look forward too.”The Angels have their final exhibition game at home against San Diego on Wednesday, and then hit the road for a three-game series in Oakland, beginning with their season opener on Friday against the A’s.The Angels and Dodgers’ two biggest acquisitions of the off-season did not play. Dodgers outfielder Mookie Betts, who arrived in a trade from the Boston Red Sox, took the night off after hitting a three-run homer in Monday’s 12-1 rout of Arizona.Third baseman Anthony Rendon, who signed with the Angels after winning a World Series with the Washington Nationals, did not play either. He has oblique tightness caused by a swing in an intrasquad game and his status is in doubt for opening day.“He’s still day to day and still a little sore,” Angels manager Joe Maddon said. “We don’t anticipate him playing (Wednesday) and have to make a decision relatively soon and we will get down into hunker down mode and try to figure this out going into the weekend against Oakland.”Maddon was asked if Rendon might start the season on injured reserve.“I don’t know that,” Maddon said. “I just know that he’s not well yet and we’re talking to trainers to see what they think and then we will go forward and conclude.”The Angels’ Felix Pena started and went just two innings, allowing the two-run double to Hernandez. But he otherwise felt well and is still awaiting a decision from Maddon on whether he will be a starter or come out of the bullpen during the season.“Not yet,” Pena said if Maddon had defined his role. “I’m not sure what role I’ll be in.”But if you ask the 30-year-old in his third season with the Angels after previously being with the Chicago Cubs, he’s ready to start.“Of course,” Pena said., “I’m ready to be a starter and pitch five or six innings. I feel good mentally. I’m very different now. I am a man, not a kid anymore and a lot more mature.”The Dodgers’ 22-year-old Josiah Gray went 3 2/3 innings, allowing three hits and two runs with three strikeouts.TEHERAN FEELING GOODBefore Tuesday’s game, Angels pitcher Julio Teheran, who tested positive for COVID 19 two days before he was supposed to report for summer camp, said he is feeling much better now and looking forward to the season.“I have been staying active, taking care of myself, I know how to do this. I’m a week behind, but excited to be back,” Teheran said. PreviousLos Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani, left, drops his bat as he pops out while Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Josiah Gray watches during the first inning of a preseason baseball game Tuesday, July 21, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Chris Taylor, right, hits a three-run home run as Los Angeles Angels pitcher Jaime Barria, left, watches along with catcher Max Stassi and home plate umpire D.J. Reyburn during the third inning of a preseason baseball game Tuesday, July 21, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager can’t reach a ball hit for a single by Los Angeles Angels’ Max Stassi during the second inning of a preseason baseball game Tuesday, July 21, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsThe Los Angeles Dodgers play the Los Angeles Angels at sunset during the fifth inning of a preseason baseball game, Tuesday, July 21, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani, left, walks back to the dugout followed by a bat boy after popping out in the first inning of a preseason baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Tuesday, July 21, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani takes his helmet off after popping out during the first inning of a preseason baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Tuesday, July 21, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani, right, walks back to the dugout after striking out to end the inning as Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Austin Barnes, center, walks away and home plate umpire D.J. Reyburn stands at the plate during the third inning of a preseason baseball game, Tuesday, July 21, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Angels relief pitcher Felix Peña throws to the plate during the first inning of a preseason baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Tuesday, July 21, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Chris Taylor, center, drops his bat as he hits a three-run home run while Los Angeles Angels pitcher Jaime Barria, left, watches along with catcher Max Stassi during the third inning of a preseason baseball game, Tuesday, July 21, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Angels’ Tommy La Stella, right, is congratulated by Albert Pujols, left, after hitting a solo home run as Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Austin Barnes kneels at the plate during the second inning of a preseason baseball game Tuesday, July 21, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Angels’ Tommy La Stella, left, drops his bat as he hits a solo home run as Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Josiah Gray watches during the second inning of a preseason baseball game Tuesday, July 21, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Joc Pederson, left, picks up his hat as members of the Los Angeles Angels laugh in the bullpen after he was able to catch a ball hit for a solo home run by Tommy La Stella during the second inning of a preseason baseball game, Tuesday, July 21, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Chris Taylor, right, is congratulated by A.J. Pollock, left, and Justin Turner, second from left, after hitting a three-run home run as Los Angeles Angels catcher Max Stassi stands at the plate during the third inning of a preseason baseball game Tuesday, July 21, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)A bat boy runs back to the dugout with a bat as Los Angeles Angels’ Max Stassi second from left, walks up to the plate past Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Austin Barnes, left, during the second inning of a preseason baseball game, Tuesday, July 21, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani, second left, pops out while Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Josiah Gray, left, watches along with catcher Austin Barnes, right, and home plate umpire D.J. Reyburn during the first inning of a preseason baseball game Tuesday, July 21, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner, right, makes a catch on a ball hit by Los Angeles Angels’ Justin Upton as shortstop Corey Seager watches during the first inning of a preseason baseball game Tuesday, July 21, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Josiah Gray throws back to first to check Los Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout during the first inning of a preseason baseball game Tuesday, July 21, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani, left, drops his bat as he pops out while Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Josiah Gray watches during the first inning of a preseason baseball game Tuesday, July 21, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Chris Taylor, right, hits a three-run home run as Los Angeles Angels pitcher Jaime Barria, left, watches along with catcher Max Stassi and home plate umpire D.J. Reyburn during the third inning of a preseason baseball game Tuesday, July 21, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)NextShow Caption1 of 17Los Angeles Dodgers’ Chris Taylor, right, hits a three-run home run as Los Angeles Angels pitcher Jaime Barria, left, watches along with catcher Max Stassi and home plate umpire D.J. Reyburn during the third inning of a preseason baseball game Tuesday, July 21, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)ExpandThe Dodgers won their only three exhibition games before Major League Baseball’s COVID-19 shortened 60-game season begins later this week without fans in ballparks.There will be plenty of time for the Dodgers and Angels to mix it up when they meet six times during the season, and they were entertaining in their only exhibition meeting on Tuesday, with the Dodgers holding on for a 6-4 victory behind a three-run homer from Chris Taylor in the third inning, his second homer in two nights, and with help from Kike Hernandez, who doubled home two runs in the second inning.The Angels got a solo homer from Tommy La Stella in the second inning, and trailing 5-2 in the seventh, added two more home runs from Albert Pujols and Brian Goodwin to pull within a run.But the Dodgers’ Zach McKinstry provided some breathing room and furthered his case to make the Dodgers’ roster, hitting a home run in the eighth inning.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more