With a 9-1 conference record, the Spinners have more than asserted their dominance over the Eastern Conference.
Their next task: the Western Conference elite.
This new challenge will begin on Saturday, when Philadelphia (10-2) takes on the Indianapolis Alleycats (8-5), whose large home crowd will work hard to take down the Eastern Conference’s royalty.
The Alleycats continue on without the help of Brodie Smith, pro ultimate’s most well-known player, whose knee surgery will keep him out of action for the near future. Jonathan Helton has filled the void left by Smith, controlling all aspects of the game for Indianapolis.
A win would put the Alleycats in good position to win the Western Conference, as the Bluegrass Revolution would have to be the second team in as many days to defeat the Spinners if they hoped to keep pace with Indianapolis.
For the Spinners, such a situation would be unfamiliar territory, following their dominant season thus far.