AU Lacrosse: Sam Apuzzo and Taylor Moreno locked in tight race

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Taylor Moreno, Sam Apuzzo, Amanda Johansen and Kady Glynn top the Athletes Unlimited leaderboard heading into the final week of competition, earning them spots as Week 4 captains.

Just six points separate Moreno and Apuzzo on the leaderboard with the season coming down to the wire. The duo went head-to-head in Team Apuzzo and Team Moreno’s thrilling Sunday matchup. Team Apuzzo bounced back from a five-point deficit to claim a narrow 10-9 victory in the first match of Sunday’s AU doubleheader.

Lauren Gilbert played hero for Team Apuzzo, scoring the game-winner with 2:45 left on the clock. Dempsey Arsenault earned MVP 1 honors following the comeback win after logging four goals and an assist. Apuzzo was awarded MVP 2 recognition for her offensive performance, logging two goals and three assists.

Moreno put on a dominant performance in her team’s loss, making 13 saves in the narrow defeat. The goalkeeper showed why she still tops leads the league’s leaderboard.

In Sunday’s other matchup, Team Johansen topped Team Colson 7-4 to secure a Week 3 3-0 record. Team Johansen was led by a stellar defensive effort from Courtney Taylor, who earned MVP 1 honors for her four caused turnovers, two ground balls and two draw controls.

Waters also bolstered the squad’s defense, recording nine saves to claim an MVP 3 shout. In net for Team Colson, Glynn also shined, claiming MVP 2 accolades for her 10 saves in her side’s loss.

Week 4 competition kicks off Thursday with a matchup between Team Johansen and Team Apuzzo. Team Moreno and Team Glynn also will go head-to-head.