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“I really wanted to score on him.”
Playing in his first ever MLU contest Eddie Peters had already created several keepsake memories, but one play in particular stood out to the rookie. Midway through the fourth quarter, Peters quickly changed directions, reached across his body and laid out to reel in a deflected hammer from Peter Prial for a score. Peters was rewarded for his outstanding effort on the grab, as the play was named the Friction Gloves Catch of the Week.[iframe width=”628″ height=”360″ src=”//www.youtube.com/embed/tM7LE3pas3w?list=UUxA29gpLZhuv6HdUZPpt2Dw” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen]
“I remember that point in particular because Philadelphia’s Michael Panna was guarding me, we’ve played against each other since high school, and I really wanted to score on him,” said Peters. “As soon as they jumped and got close to the disc, I saw that there was a chance for the disc to get tipped away. Fortunately I was able to turn back from my read on the hammer and I was able to reach with my right hand to make a swoop catch.”
Peters’ impressed in his first MLU game, recording the catch of the week along with two other goals and a pair of assists. Peters said it felt good to be able to contribute to D.C.’s 21-18 win over Philadelphia in a meaningful way, and hopes to continue to do so throughout the season.
“I think that maybe some of my teammates were surprised that I was able to make that catch,” Peters said. “I was glad to be able to show them the effect that I might be able to have on the playing field later on this season.”
Come see Peters and the rest of the D.C. Current take on the Boston Whitecaps in their home opener, Saturday, April 19 at 6:00 p.m.