Soul will look to right the ship Saturday against Columbus

Matt Leon
May 29, 2019 - 11:46 am
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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia Soul will look to snap a three-game losing streak on Saturday night when they welcome the Columbus Destroyers to the Wells Fargo Center.

The latest loss for the Soul came this past Sunday, as they fell to the Brigade in Baltimore, 45-30. At 2-3, the Soul are under .500 for the first time since the 2014 season.

"It's just a matter of making some plays when they are put in front of us, at all positions, to be honest with you," Soul head coach Clint Dolezel said. "We dropped, I think, five passes [against Baltimore]. We missed eight tackles. We dropped a couple of picks on defense. And the next thing you know, you're in a battle."

It has been a struggle for Columbus this season, as they are the only winless team in the Arena Football League, at 0-5. They really let one slip away last time out, though, losing to Washington at home, 29-27. The Destroyers led by six with under a minute left, but took a safety and then allowed a touchdown with no time left to lose the game.

Dolezel says Columbus will be a formidable opponent.

"They have one of the best defenses honestly in the league," he said. "[Varmah] Sonie, the safety, is playing at a high level. Him and [Soul DB James] Romain I feel like are the best two cover guys in the league. He's playing really well. Their pass rush is probably top-two in the league."

Saturday night's game kicks off at 7 p.m. at the Center.

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