Star forward Stephanie Grossi returns from injury for Syracuse

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Two years ago, Syracuse was in the middle of its conference tournament run when captain Stephanie Grossi was presented with an award at a banquet. But a professor did not allow Grossi to miss class to join her team to receive the award, she said, so she arrived at the team hotel late that night and readied herself for what would be a triple overtime thriller the next day.“She was so excited to be there,” said SU head coach Paul Flanagan. “She played the whole game.”Running on almost no rest and playing the equivalency of two games, Grossi scored the game-winning goal, pushing the Orange to the College Hockey American championship. Two years later, the senior captain has led Syracuse in goals each year, but as the season began she suffered an undisclosed injury that caused her to miss two weeks. Last week, Grossi returned to the ice against Northeastern but Syracuse (1-6-1) won only one game in her absence.“She has a twofold effect,” Flanagan said. “On the ice she does what she does, how she carries herself. She is a fabulous student, extremely organized and is so dedicated.”Entering the year, one of Grossi’s goals was to be a leader on-and-off the ice. It helped push Grossi to battle back to full strength after a two-week absence.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“When you’re out you really realize how much it means to be on the ice with your teammates,” Grossi said.Victoria Klimek, who is tied for the team-lead in goals (three), will now have another offensive threat with the return of Grossi. She said Grossi gave the team that extra push before game time.Klimek recalled Grossi’s first game of 2017, when Grossi wrote on her hand “Be relentless,” before the game. She urged the rest of her line mates to do the same. Then, she gathered her line mates together and screamed, “What are we going to be?” The team responded by screaming “Relentless.”To her team Grossi is a special player, someone they can look up too and gravitate toward. And Grossi is all about her team, putting Syracuse ahead of herself in all instances.“If anybody wants to look at how I should act as a Division I student athlete, look at her,” Flanagan said. “She is never me, me, me, she is always about us, us, us.” Comments Published on October 29, 2017 at 10:11 pm Contact Anthony: amkhelil@syr.edulast_img read more

Indians score seven runs in final two innings to beat Dodgers

first_imgPreviousLos Angeles Dodgers second baseman Jake Peter throws to first during the sixth inning of a spring training baseball game against the Cleveland Indians, Thursday, March 1, 2018, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner reaches for but is unable to play a single hit by Cleveland Indians’ Drew Maggi during the fifth inning of a spring training baseball game, Thursday, March 1, 2018, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig gives autographs before a spring training baseball game against the Cleveland Indians, Thursday, March 1, 2018, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Dodgers shortstop Chris Taylor (3) and center fielder Alex Verdugo (61) run onto the field for a spring training baseball game against the Cleveland Indians, Thursday, March 1, 2018, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Manny Banuelos throws during the first inning of a spring training baseball game against the Cleveland Indians, Thursday, March 1, 2018, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig bats during the second inning of a spring training baseball game against the Cleveland Indians, Thursday, March 1, 2018, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Max Muncy avoids an inside pitch during the second inning of a spring training baseball game against the Cleveland Indians, Thursday, March 1, 2018, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner reaches but is unable to play the single hit by Cleveland Indians’ Drew Maggi during the fifth inning of a spring training baseball game, Thursday, March 1, 2018, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig runs to first during the fourth inning of a spring training baseball game against the Cleveland Indians, Thursday, March 1, 2018, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)Los Angeles Dodgers Assistant to the General Manager Pat Corrales is seen in the dugout before the spring training baseball game against the Cleveland Indians, Thursday, March 1, 2018, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Justin Turner flies out to left during the fifth inning of a spring training baseball game against the Cleveland Indians, Thursday, March 1, 2018, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)Los Angeles Dodgers left fielder Matt Kemp runs to the dugout during the third inning of a spring training baseball game against the Cleveland Indians, Thursday, March 1, 2018, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Pat Venditte throws during the third inning of a spring training baseball game against the Cleveland Indians, Thursday, March 1, 2018, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal bats during the second inning of a spring training baseball game against the Cleveland Indians, Thursday, March 1, 2018, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Pat Venditte throws during the third inning of a spring training baseball game against the Cleveland Indians, Thursday, March 1, 2018, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Pat Venditte throws during the third inning of a spring training baseball game against the Cleveland Indians, Thursday, March 1, 2018, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig walks to the dugout before a spring training baseball game against the Cleveland Indians, Thursday, March 1, 2018, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Alex Verdugo catches the out hit by Cleveland Indians’ Yonder Alonso during the third inning of a spring training baseball game, Thursday, March 1, 2018, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig bats during the second inning of a spring training baseball game against the Cleveland Indians, Thursday, March 1, 2018, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig beats the throw to Cleveland Indians first baseman Yonder Alonso during the second inning of a spring training baseball game, Thursday, March 1, 2018, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig breaks for second during the second inning of a spring training baseball game against the Cleveland Indians, Thursday, March 1, 2018, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal picks up the loose ball during the third inning of a spring training baseball game against the Cleveland Indians, Thursday, March 1, 2018, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Pat Venditte throws during the third inning of a spring training baseball game against the Cleveland Indians, Thursday, March 1, 2018, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Daniel Corcino throws during the fifth inning of a spring training baseball game against the Cleveland Indians, Thursday, March 1, 2018, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner grounds into a double play during the third inning of a spring training baseball game against the Cleveland Indians, Thursday, March 1, 2018, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Daniel Corcino throws during the fifth inning of a spring training baseball game against the Cleveland Indians, Thursday, March 1, 2018, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Alex Verdugo singles during the fifth inning of a spring training baseball game against the Cleveland Indians, Thursday, March 1, 2018, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Dennis Santana throws during the sixth inning of a spring training baseball game against the Cleveland Indians, Thursday, March 1, 2018, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Jake Peter throws to first during the sixth inning of a spring training baseball game against the Cleveland Indians, Thursday, March 1, 2018, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner reaches for but is unable to play a single hit by Cleveland Indians’ Drew Maggi during the fifth inning of a spring training baseball game, Thursday, March 1, 2018, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)NextShow Caption1 of 28Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner reaches for but is unable to play a single hit by Cleveland Indians’ Drew Maggi during the fifth inning of a spring training baseball game, Thursday, March 1, 2018, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)ExpandTHE GAME: The Cleveland Indians scored six runs in the eighth inning and one in the ninth to come from behind and beat the Dodgers 8-7 on Thursday afternoon at Camelback Ranch.PITCHING REPORT: For the second consecutive day, the Dodgers had to scratch their scheduled starting pitcher due to the illness that has hit their clubhouse. Ross Stripling joined Hyun-Jin Ryu on the sidelines. Left-hander Manny Banuelos started in Stripling’s place and retired the side in order with two strikeouts in the first inning. Banuelos’ second inning didn’t go as well. He hit a batter, walked another and gave up an RBI single to Rob Refsnyder. … Pat Venditte had a 1-2-3 inning pitching military style – left, right, left. … Scott Alexander also pitched a hitless inning, striking out two of the three batters he faced.HITTING REPORT: Jake Peter hit a three-run home run, one of 13 Dodgers’ hits. The infielder was acquired from the Chicago White Sox in the same three-way trade that brought Alexander to the Dodgers this winter. … Chris Taylor drove in a run with an RBI single and also walked. … Matt Kemp and Yasiel Puig were each 1 for 3. … D.J. Peters had a single, scored a run and is 4 for his first 9 in Cactus League play. … Keibert Ruiz was 2 for 2 with an RBI single.UP NEXT: LHP Clayton Kershaw is scheduled to make his second spring start against the Chicago White Sox (RHP Miguel Gonzalez) on Friday at noon at Camelback Ranch. (SportsNet LA and 570 AM). Dodgers’ Kyle Farmer hopes flexibility leads to more action behind the plate Related Articles Surprise star in 2017, Chris Taylor’s challenge is doing it again for Dodgers J.T. Chargois: Being with Dodgers ‘like Disney World’ Dodgers moving close to hosting All-Star Game for first time since 1980 Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more