Photo by Burt Granofsky – 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 Burt Granofsky.
The Boston Whitecaps made several additions to their roster following their Championship campaign in 2015. One of those new faces for the Whitecaps in 2016 was Jay Clark, who came to Boston with an already accomplished ultimate resume. It didn’t long for him to make his presence felt.
Clark’s best game of 2016 came in Week 4 when the Whitecaps hosted the Washington D.C. Current in their Home Opener. One of Clark’s more memorable moments in the game came as the Whitecaps looked to extend their lead late in the 3rd quarter. Boston’s second year standout, Tyler Chan had the disc along the far sideline, just about 30 yards from the goal line. Chan, seeing his new teammate streaking towards paydirt, fired a backhand aimed right at the pylon.
With his defender a step behind and knowing how close he was to the end zone, Clark hopped into the air, contorted to his body and tried to get his feet into score. As Clark twisted, Granofsky snapped his shot, perfectingly freezing the Boston cutter in mid-air. Still short by just a hair, Clark quickly found Jake Taylor for the goal, growing the Whitecaps’ lead on their way to victory. (BOXSCORE – WATCH GAME)