Indy AlleyCats ice the Minnesota Wind Chill 

click to enlarge Keenan Plew executes a badass layout, just another in a series of great work for the team since its inception in 2012. - COURTESY OF THE INDY ALLEYCATS
  • Keenan Plew executes a badass layout, just another in a series of great work for the team since its inception in 2012.
  • Courtesy of the Indy AlleyCats


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.

click to enlarge The Cats make a solid catch under heavy pressure. - COURTESY OF THE INDY ALLEYCATS
  • The Cats make a solid catch under heavy pressure.
  • Courtesy of the Indy AlleyCats


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.

click to enlarge The Indy AlleyCats capture their excitement in victory. - COURTESY OF THE INDY ALLEYCATS
  • The Indy AlleyCats capture their excitement in victory.
  • Courtesy of the Indy AlleyCats


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