SPARKS, Md. — Attacker Sam Apuzzo’s squads have been able to pull out come-from-behind wins on several occasions in her two seasons as an Athletes Unlimited Lacrosse captain. However, the team didn’t have to deal with a record-setting and dominating performance like the one from attacker Livy Rosenzweig on Saturday afternoon.
The rookie registered an Athletes Unlimited Lacrosse single-game record 13 draw controls in addition to scoring a goal with an assist as Team Glynn held off Team Apuzzo for a 7-5 victory in the first game of the doubleheader at USA Lacrosse Headquarters.
The win evened Team Glynn’s record at 1-1 in the final week of the season, while Team Apuzzo dropped to an identical 1-1 mark.
Rosenzweig, who eclipsed the previous mark of 10 draw controls, earned MVP 1 honors with her record-setting performance after accounting for all of Team Glynn’s draw controls and collecting 170 leaderboard points.
Goalkeeper Kady Glynn secured MVP 3 distinction after notching 10 saves, including eight in the second half, while allowing just five goals. The former Loyola Maryland standout also grabbed three ground balls to finish with 176 leaderboard points.
Apuzzo, who entered the day in second place on the leaderboard, was the game’s MVP 2 selection after scoring two goals in the setback. She finished with 36 leaderboard points, leaving her just one point behind goalkeeper Taylor Moreno in the league standings. Goalkeeper Britt Read notched six saves in the loss.
After closing the first half with a 3-all deadlock, Team Glynn scored four of the next five goals to take a 7-4 lead it did not relinquish. Midfielder Ally Mastroianni closed the gap to 7-5 with 2:48 remaining in regulation, but Team Apuzzo was unable to draw any closer.
Glynn’s 176 leaderboard points elevated her four spots on the leaderboard into third place with 1,214 points, while Apuzzo stands one point behind Moreno for the league lead. Defender Katie Detwiler holds 10th place with 990 points after moving up 11 spots on the strength of her 187-point effort.
Team Glynn and Team Apuzzo combined to register five assists in Saturday’s first game, raising the league’s season total to 131 assists through 21 games … Aspiration is committed to planting 10 trees for every assist this season as part of its ‘Aspiration Assists’ initiative.
Apuzzo now stands 18-5 as a captain in her Athletes Unlimited Lacrosse career, including an 8-3 mark this season … Glynn improved to 7-10 all-time as a captain, including a 2-3 mark this season.
Team Glynn outshot Team Apuzzo by a 27-24 margin, while Team Apuzzo owned a 16-10 advantage in ground balls.
Glynn authored her 11th career game with 10 or more saves, which ranks second in league history.
Apuzzo has now scored a goal in 36-of-38 career games, including 29 career multi-goal contests.
Attacker Lauren Gilbert registered her 13th career multi-goal output with two goals in the loss for Team Apuzzo.
Midfielder Katie O’Donnell fashioned the 11th multi-goal game of her Athletes Unlimited career, while midfielder Amanda Johansen owns 12 career multi-goal efforts.
Attacker Cortney Fortunato has scored multiple goals in 16 career games after adding a pair of markers for Team Glynn in the victory.
- #1 – Livy Rosenzweig (Team Glynn, +45)
- #2 – Sam Apuzzo (Team Apuzzo, +30)
- #3 – Kady Glynn (Team Glynn, +15)
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