After going down two breaks in the first quarter, the Philadelphia Spinners put together four consistent quarters to beat a depleted Boston Whitecaps 26-25.
After tight defense and the MLU’s first Callahan score (intercepting an opponent’s pass in their end zone) by #21 Michael Panna, the Spinners were down 1 point with less than a minute to go. The Current, bending but not breaking, tacked on a meaningless score as time expired to win the game 25-23.
After a 20-minute lightning delay, and playing much of the game in the rain, the Rumble pulled out the 18-17 victory.
The Philadelphia Spinners won their first game of the year in a double-overtime thriller. The wind started gusting late in the game, making this a low scoring affair, with the Spinners pulling out a 13-12 victory.
The two top-ranked teams in the Eastern conference met for the first time, with the DC Current pulling out the win over the previously-undefeated Boston Whitecaps. Last year, Boston went 11-0 in taking the MLU Championship.
Alan Kolick, one of the Current’s stars, knocked down a Spinners pass and converted the score to go up two points with a minute remaining. DC added a last-second goal to win by 3, 21-18.
2013 was my first full year with UltiPhotos, and it was the first year of the MLU (Major League Ultimate). It was quite a pairing!