And while there will be many memorable individual achievements authored into those pages, it will be the final score the players will be most concerned about – a 16-13 victory for Team Johansen at USA Lacrosse Headquarters.
A pair of rookies took center stage in leading Team Johansen to the victory. Attacker Scottie Rose Growney netted five goals with an assist to earn MVP 1 honors and 192 leaderboard points, while midfielder Ally Mastroianni chipped in four goals of her own along with an assist and six draw controls.
Mastroianni, who posted her second straight hat trick, claimed MVP 2 distinction and garnered 169 leaderboard points.
Goalkeeper Caylee Waters anchored the defensive effort for Team Johansen by registering a career-high 13 saves, including eight in the first half. She also tallied two ground balls and a draw control.
Growney and Mastroianni’s performances overshadowed a record-setting day for rookie attacker Charlotte North, who earned MVP 3 recognition after scoring a league-record six goals, including a trio of two-point markers, with an assist.
Midfielder Ally Kennedy also registered a career-high 10 draw controls, while goalkeeper Kady Glynn finished her season with nine saves.
With the score tied at 11-all heading into the fourth quarter, Team Johansen ran off four consecutive goals to begin the final frame, including a two-pointer from captain Amanda Johansen, for a 16-11 advantage with 4:12 remaining. Kennedy and attacker Mollie Stevens closed the scoring with back-to-back markers, but the comeback fell short.
Mastroianni and Waters elevated their position on the leaderboard by seven spots, lifting them into the No. 3 and No. 4 positions, respectively. Johansen also moved into the top five with her 141-point performance in her final game of the season.
The 29 combined points scored by the two teams are the most in a single game in Athletes Unlimited Lacrosse history, eclipsing the 26 points between Team Arsenault and Team Read on Aug. 7, 2021.
Team Johansen’s 16 points equal the Athletes Unlimited Lacrosse single-game record for points by a team … It is the third time a team has registered 16 points in a game in league history.
North set several single-game records in the loss for Team Glynn, including most goals (6), two-point goals (3) and points (10) … During her college career at Duke and Boston College, she netted six or more goals in a game 27 times.
North becomes the third player in league history to bank 30 or more goals in a single season, joining attackers Sam Apuzzo and Kylie Ohlmiller … Apuzzo scored 38 goals during the inaugural campaign, while Ohlmiller followed with 31 markers.
The teams combined for six two-point goals in the game, shattering the previous mark of three two-pointers between Team Cummings and Team Arsenault on Aug. 15, 2021.
Kennedy matched the Athletes Unlimited Lacrosse single-game record with her 10 draw controls … It is the fourth time a player has tallied 10 draw controls in a game with the other three coming from midfielder Taylor Cummings during the inaugural campaign.
Team Johansen held a slim 30-29 advantage in shots, while Team Glynn owned a 17-12 cushion on draw controls.
Waters posted her third double-digit save performance of the season with the 13 saves on Sunday.
With her nine saves on Sunday, Glynn joins goalkeepers Taylor Moreno and Britt Read as the only players in league history with 100 or more saves in a single season … Glynn notched 102 saves over 12 games this season.
- #1 – Scottie Rose Growney (Team Johansen, +45)
- #2 – Ally Mastroianni (Team Johansen, +30)
- #3 – Charlotte North (Team Glynn, +15)
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