Published on September 7, 2018 at 7:49 pm Contact Anthony: firstname.lastname@example.org Facebook Twitter Google+ As Laura Graziosi scored with 7:11 to go on the clock, Syracuse appeared headed towards it’s fourth win to open the season, and its second in a row against a ranked opponent.The Orange’s lead lasted just 44 seconds. Then Virginia equalized.Syracuse (3-1, 0-1 Atlantic Coast) suffered its first loss of the season, losing 2-1 to Virginia (3-1, 1-0 ACC) on a game-winning goal in double overtime. Both goalies, Borg van der Velde for SU, and Carrera Lucas of UVA, stood tall in the opening half to prevent either side from getting on the scoresheet.Van der Velde was first tested nine minutes into the game when she made a kick save to deny UVA. Syracuse earned its first penalty corner three minutes later, when Lucas saved Roos Weers’ drag flick off an SU corner. Weers then had a second opportunity, on the backhand, which she sailed high over the cage.Syracuse’s best chance of the opening half came in the waning seconds, as Caroline Cady was alone, in on goal. Cady’s attempt went just inches wide of the cage as time expired.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe open play continued into the second half as both teams created multiple chances, yet neither could find the breakthrough due to excellent goalkeeping. Lucas and van der Velde combined for 16 saves in total.The breakthrough finally came for Syracuse through Graziosi. After UVA successfully stopped two shots off of a penalty corner, Graziosi slotted the ball home on the scramble assist from fellow freshmen Tess Queen.UVA brought the ball to the center line to restart play and immediately pinned SU deep in its zone. Less than a minute later, the game was tied.Syracuse came again within inches with 90 seconds left in the first overtime period. Weers’ drag flick got deflected on its way into goal, and slid wide of Lucas’ goal.In the second overtime, Virginia created multiple odd-man transition chances and finally converted the winner after van der Velde came out to challenge Grace Walls. Walls nudged the ball a foot away to Greer Gill, who slotted the ball into the open net, handing the Orange their first loss of the season. Comments
The officer and the player met and took photos before each returned to their respective duties. Puig would go on to hit a three-run homer and make an impressive catch, helping his team achieve a 9-3 victory against the San Francisco Giants.Patton said the police department appreciated Puig’s personal gesture to Officer Benitez.Benitez was allegedly wounded during a gunfight with Jose Chavez, 47, on May 20. Chavez also was wounded in the gunbattle, but managed to escape.He was apprehended by a SWAT team following a six-day manhunt and is now awaiting trial.Benitez was fortunate in that the bullet that penetrated his abdomen did not strike any vital organs, West Covina Police Chief David Faulkner said at the time. Benitez recovered from his injuries and returned to duty Aug. 18. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error LOS ANGELES >> When Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig learned that a West Covina police officer who returned to duty last month after being wounded in a gunfight in May was among dozens of law enforcement officers honored during the Dodgers home game Wednesday, he decided he needed to seek out the officer.Officer Kenny Benitez, a Dodgers fan who lists Puig among his favorite players, was part of a group of officers honored on the field for heroism as part of Law Enforcement Appreciation Night.“Puig had heard about Officer Benitez and this incident,” West Covina police Lt. Dennis Patton said.Upon hearing that the officer was taking part in the ceremony, “Puig took it upon himself to search out Benitez,” according to the lieutenant.