AU Lacrosse Week 1: Goalkeeper Taylor Moreno stands tall

Taylor Moreno emerged as the weekend’s leader. (Photo courtesy of Athletes Unlimited)

The second season of Athletes Unlimited lacrosse got off to a fast start over the weekend in Maryland, with action carrying over from the world lacrosse championship earlier in July.

Taylor Moreno emerged as the leader, amassing 581 points from her spot in goal. One of the many rookies gracing the field this season for AU, she made 26 saves through 12 quarters played and holds a 0.63 save percentage. Her best game came Sunday, with the goalkeeper amassing 241 points in the outing.

She’s followed by Amanda Johansen, who notched seven goals – including two two-point goals and two hat tricks in two days – and won 12 draw controls on the weekend. She has 576 points so far.

Sam Apuzzo remains in a captain’s position, with 467 points on the weekend, good for third on the leaderboard. She had five goals and seven assists on the weekend, with her seven assists the most of any player. Dempsey Arsenault rounds out the top four with 451 points.

After exploding in the first game of the season with four goals, rookie attacker Lauren Gilbert scored three more goals on the weekend. She tied for the most goals on the weekend with Charlotte North, who sits 17th on the leaderboard, and Johansen.

Defender Emma Trenchard was the other standout rookie of the weekend, with her 377 points placing her in 10th on the leaderboard. 

Final Scores:

Thursday, July 21

  • Team Apuzzo 14, Team Glynn 10
  • Team Read 12, Team Waters 8

Saturday, July 23

  • Team Apuzzo 12, Team Read 5
  • Team Glynn 8, Team Waters 7

Sunday, July 24

  • Team Read 10, Team Glynn 9
  • Team Apuzzo 10, Team Waters 5