September 27, 2003

'Cats Score Often To Down Hounds

 

MARQUETTE, Mich.â€Ã‚“ What was supposed to be an aerial display turned out to be a scoringdisplay by the â€Ã‚˜Cats on Saturday night in the Superior Dome as they defeatedthe Greyhounds of the University of Indianapolis49-17 in front of 6,769 people.  With thewin the â€Ã‚˜Cats are now 2-2 overall on the season and 2-1 in the GLIAC.  Indy falls to 3-1 and 2-1 in the conference.

Indianapolisopened the scoring with a three-yard run by Donnie McCoy in the first quarterat 2:01 with the extra point goodthey took the early lead at 7-0.  Theâ€Ã‚˜Cats would tie the game at seven-all when Justin Orvis caught a six-yard passfrom Kyle Swenor at 11:56 of the second quarter as Kyle Marotz connected forthe extra point.  Arbram McCoy would thengive the â€Ã‚˜Cats the lead at 14-7 with his 14-yard run, Marotzâ€Ã‚™skick was good.  The Hounds would comewithin four at the half when Nick Parker hit for a 29-yard field goal with notime left on the clock to make it 14-10 going into the locker room for half.

Indy took their opening drive of the second half in for ascore to take the lead again when D. McCoy caught his second TD pass of thenight from Matt Kohn to make it 17-14. The drive was three plays for 23 yards. But that was all folks for the Greyhounds on the night.

The â€Ã‚˜Cats would then score five TDs the rest of thegame.  Vinney Mayfield gave the â€Ã‚˜Cats thelead for good when he caught a 39-yard pass from Swenorat the 10:47 mark of the third quarter to make it 21-17 in favor of the hometeam. Ã‚  A. McCoy scored his secondtouchdown for the game with a four-yard run at 7:23of the third quarter to make it 28-17. Swenor then hooked up with Nick Mauthe for an eight-yard TD pass as thedrive was set up by a Pete Tuccini interception return.  The â€Ã‚˜Cats scoring drive was six plays from 32yards out.  Corey Woods finished off thescoring for the third quarter with a three-yard run to give the â€Ã‚˜Cats the leadat 42-17. 

The only scoring in the final quarter came when Sydney St.Hilaire returned an interception for a 21-yard TD.  Kohn ended the night with 318 yards ofpassing on 45-25-3.  Swenor did not havea bad night as he had 273 yards on 34-20-1 with three touchdown passes.  A. McCoy of NMU was the gameâ€Ã‚™s leading groundgainer with 133 yards on 17 carries.  RobRobinson led the Greyhounds on the ground with 27 yards on nine carries.  Mayfield led the â€Ã‚˜Cats with seven receptionsfor 79 yards.  Cesare Manning had sixcatches for Indianapolis for 93yards.

Team wise the â€Ã‚˜Cats had 446 yards of total offense with fiveless first downs (21 to 16).  On theground NMU had 173 yards and in the air they had 273 yards.  NMU only ran 68 offensive plays to theGreyhounds 79.

The â€Ã‚˜Cats are back on the road next week as they travel toHillsdale.