Photo by Kevin Leclaire – Ultiphotos.com
Ultimate is a sport of big moments – the long downfield huck, the layout goal, the end zone sky and the list goes on. Over the past four years of Major League Ultimate, those moments have been captured by our partners at Ultiphotos. In our series, Caught in Action, we will look at some of the great moments from MLU’s history and how they have been captured by the talented photographers at Ultiphotos.com. This week, we take a look at a moment captured by Kevin Leclaire.
The New York Rumble entered the 2016 MLU Season with a roster full of young and talented rookies. One of those rookies was Chris McGlynn, a 20-year old cutter out of Syracuse University, who made his presence felt in the 2nd half of the season. In the Rumble’s Week 7 matchup on the road against the Washington D.C. Current, McGlynn would score a career high three goals for New York.
McGlynn made his mark quickly, as early in the 1st quarter the Rumble looked to draw even with the Current at 2-2. As the Rumble swung the disc from the far sideline, fellow rookie Jacob Doyle broke a double-team by D.C. with a low flick, looking for McGlynn in the corner of the end zone.
McGlynn, a step ahead of his defender, fully extended and snagged the disc by the tips of his fingers. As he grabbed the disc, Leclaire snapped the shot, perfectly capturing the young rookie’s first career goal. Although McGlynn would shine, the Rumble would end up losing a close one to the Current, 17-16. (BOXSCORE – WATCH GAME)