SPARKS, Md. — There is just something about the final game of an Athletes Unlimited Lacrosse season that gets attacker Charlotte North going on a straight path towards the league’s record book.
After becoming the first player in league history with a six-goal effort in last year’s finale, the former Boston College standout made another run at the record book by scoring six goals, including a two-point marker, to lead Team Bosco to a 10-9 victory over Team Glynn in the penultimate game of the 2023 campaign at USA Lacrosse Headquarters.
The win allowed Team Bosco to close the final week of the season with a 1-2 record, while Team Glynn also completes the last week with a 1-2 mark.
North, the game’s MVP 1 selection, registered the fourth six-goal performance in the league’s three-year history, including her second career six-goal effort. She also set a new single-game record with 16 shots and closed her second campaign with 176 leaderboard points.
Goalkeeper Kat Buchanan, making her professional debut, claimed MVP 2 recognition after notching three saves in the second quarter while allowing just one goal. The former James Madison netminder tallied 122 leaderboard points.
Defender and team captain Abby Bosco completed the MVP trifecta by earning the MVP 3 award on the strength of two ground balls, two draw controls and two caused turnovers. She secured 140 leaderboard points in her final game of the season.
Rookie attacker Livy Rosenzweig led Team Glynn with two goals and two assists, while midfielder Amanda Johansen and attacker Cortney Fortunato each added a pair of tallies. Goalkeeper and team captain Kady Glynn registered 10 saves, including six in the first half.
Trailing by a 7-4 count early in the third quarter, North spearheaded a string of six consecutive points to give Team Bosco a 10-7 edge. North got the rally started with four straight goals in a six-minute span, including her two-point marker that gave Team Bosco its first lead of the game with 4:52 left in the third stanza.
Bosco closed the season with 1,301 leaderboard points and holds fourth place pending the result of the season finale between Team Apuzzo and Team Moreno. Defender Courtney Taylor tallied 149 points in her final game of the season, rising to sixth place in the league standings with 1,131 points.
Team Glynn and Team Bosco combined to register five assists in Sunday’s first game, upping the league’s season total to 143 assists through 23 games … Aspiration is committed to planting 10 trees for every assist this season as part of the ‘Aspiration Assists’ initiative.
Team Bosco outshot Team Glynn by a 28-20 margin and held a 12-9 advantage in draw controls … However, Team Glynn owned a 17-11 advantage in ground balls.
The teams combined to record 23 caused turnovers … Glynn and Taylor each registered a game-high four caused turnovers while four other players had two caused turnovers apiece.
North becomes the third different player in league history to notch a six-goal performance … In addition to her effort last season against Team Johansen, North joins attackers Kylie Ohlmiller and Nicole Levy on the exclusive list … Ohlmiller had her six-goal output against Team Glynn on Thursday night while Levy scored six times against Team Apuzzo on July 29, 2023.
North’s 16 shot attempts eclipse the previous single-game mark of 15 shots taken by Apuzzo against Team Glynn on August 13, 2022 … Her 12 shots on goal are also a new single-game league record.
North has now tallied 17 points in her two season finale appearances … She set a league record with 10 points against Team Johansen on August 14, 2022, after scoring six goals, including three two-pointers, with an assist.
With her goal in Sunday’s game, attacker Sam Geiersbach closed the season by scoring at least one goal in 11-of-12 games.
Rosenzweig finished her rookie season with an eight-game goal-scoring streak, including three multi-goal performances … She also tallied four or more points in two of her final three contests.
- #1 – Charlotte North (Team Bosco, +45)
- #2 – Kat Buchanan (Team Bosco, +30)
- #3 – Abby Bosco (Team Bosco, +15)
Recap: Team Glynn sweeps win points in 7-5 victory over Team Apuzzo
© Athletes Unlimited, LLC 2023 / Credit: Kait Devir
Recap: Team Moreno surges to 7-6 win over Team Bosco
© Athletes Unlimited, LLC 2023 / Credit: Kait Devir
Apuzzo-Moreno rivalry filled with fierce competition on field, mutual respect off it
© Athletes Unlimited, LLC 2023 / Credit: Kait Devir, Josie Rohach
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