Editor's note: The NUVO sports desk received the following update on Sunday from the Indy AlleyCats. Facing an intense double-header matchup over the weekend, the AlleyCats suffered a tough loss after a tight game Friday against the Chicago WiIld Fire - described by the Cats' crew as "possibly the most thrilling game in (league) history ... an insane double overtime slugfest" that ended 19-20.
Indianapolis AlleyCats 25, Minnesota Wind Chill 24
Story by Pete Cava
Pictures by Lesa
INDIANAPOLIS - Trailing after three quarters, the Indianapolis AlleyCats staged a late rally Saturday to defeat the Minnesota Wind Chill 25-24 in an American Ultimate Disc League contest at Kuntz Stadium
Indianapolis started out sluggish after Friday's 20-19 double-overtime loss in Chicago and trailed 14-11 at the half.
With 10:06 left in the fourth quarter, the 'Cats pulled even at 19-all on a toss from Keenan Plew (Ball State) to Travis Carpenter (Indiana).
Moments later, Minnesota took a one-point advantage on James Hron's goal, but Chris Elworth (Indiana) connected with Ricky Gross (Ivy Tech) to knot the game again at 20-20.
The 'Cats went ahead for the first time with 4:40 to go when Carpenter snagged a pass from Center Grove High School senior Levi Jacobs fort a 21-20 Indianapolis advantage. The 18-year-old Jacobs, who was making his professional debut, is a member of the USA Under-19 Ultimate Team.
Indianapolis (4-3) and Minnesota (2-5) traded scores until David Valentine-Elam (Ohio State) hooked up with Kyle Cox (Indiana) with 1:29 left for a 24-23 'Cats lead. Indianapolis iced the contest with 38.3 second to go on a pass from Jason Cheek (Huntington College) to Gross that made it 25-23.
In a previous meeting between the Midwest Division rivals in St. Paul on May 4, the AlleyCats beat Minnesota 22-21.
Next up for Indianapolis is a May 16 road game against the Cincinnati Revolution.