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Soul wrap up the regular season Saturday in Albany

July 19, 2019 - 12:44 pm

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia Soul will wrap up their regular season on Saturday night as they visit the first-place Albany Empire.

The Soul have won four in a row, and they have already clinched a playoff spot. A win on Sunday would lock down the two-seed in the postseason field. They also are coming off their bye week.

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"When you start the season and you see that late bye, you're like, 'Oh my gosh, are we ever going to make it to that?'" Soul head coach Clint Dolezel said. "But when you get to it you're like, 'This is perfect timing.' We needed it. We had a lot of bumps and bruises, some nagging injuries that had a chance to get somewhat healed, not completely healed up. The guys came back fresh. We're excited."

Dolezel talks about what's allowed them to put together their current winning streak, which has improved their overall record to 7-4.

"That's the young guys just stepping up and filling some roles that we needed them to, learning the process," he said. "It takes a while."

One of the wins during this winning streak came against Albany at the Wells Fargo Center. Back on June 29, the Soul took care of the Empire, 54-43, really taking control of the game in the second half.

"We held them scoreless in the third quarter," Dolezel said. "We got some pressure on (quarterback Tommy) Grady. That's hard to do. He's only been sacked once, and that's by us in that game."

Saturday's game gets underway at 7 p.m.


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