Photo by Sean Carpenter – UltiPhotos.com
Ultimate is a sport of big moments – the long downfield huck, the layout goal, the sky in the end zone 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 look at some of the greatest moments from MLU’s history and how they have been captured by the talented photographers at UltiPhotos. This week, we take a look at a spectacular moment captured by Sean Carpenter.
Since 2013, the Boston Whitecaps have been able to find impressive rookie talent year-after-year, capitalizing on the strong ultimate culture in New England. In 2016, several Whitecaps rookies put on memorable performances, including a particularly impressive effort in Week 2 from Jordan Taylor. Traveling to face the New York Rumble on the road, Taylor had his most productive game of the season, scoring three break goals on the day.
After scoring once in the opening quarter, Taylor struck again early in the second as the Whitecaps secured a New York turn and looked to extend their lead. As Boston worked the disc down field to fellow rookie Davis Whitehead, Taylor made a strong cut to the end zone. Breaking for the goal line and leading his defender by a step, Taylor was able to snatch a Whitehead pass out of the air for the score.
As Taylor made the catch past a diving defender, Carpenter snapped his shot, perfectly capturing the rookie’s goal.