Indianapolis AlleyCats win and move into first place in Midwest Division

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In another Midwest divisional battle, the Indianapolis AlleyCats (7-1) were victorious over Chicago Wildfire, 26-21. Behind layouts and clutch scores, the AlleyCats continued their six-game winning streak.

The AlleyCats took the lead quickly by scoring on the first point of the game. When scoring first, the AlleyCats are more likely to win the game and lead at halftime. One big takeaway from the first half was the least amount of throwaways by the AlleyCats. had in the first half.

In their last game, the AlleyCats had seven throwaways in the first half. In comparison, against the Wildfire, they had five throwaways.

Travis Carpenter lays out for a disc in the third quarter against the Chicago Wildfire on May 26 at Grand Park Events Center. Carpenter had three goals in the game. Photo by Mike Gross

At the end of the first half, the AlleyCats were up by three goals, 12-9. Early in the second half, Spencer Loscar threw a deep pass to Travis Carpenter. Carpenter sprinted after it and laid out for the disc and caught it for the score.

Early in the fourth quarter, the AlleyCats up 21-16 and the Wildfire had the disc. Kurt Gibson threw the disc down towards the end zone. Conner Henderson knocked the disc away and ended the Wildfire’s momentum. 

Conner Henderson attempts to swat the disc away from a Chicago Wildfire game in the fourth quarter on May 26 at Grand Park Events Center. The AlleyCats defeated the Wildfire, 26-21. Photo by Mike Gross

The AlleyCats went on to win this game, 26-21. After the win, the AlleyCats are in first place in the Midwest Division.

The AlleyCats are back on the road as it will face the Minnesota Wind Chill (4-2) at 6 p.m. on June 2 at Blaine National Sports Center.

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