Soul welcome Valor to town Sunday

Matt Leon
June 06, 2018 - 4:56 pm
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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia Soul will be back home on Sunday for a battle with the Washington Valor.

These two teams just met this past Thursday in Washington, D.C., where the Soul earned a 51-46 victory to snap a three-game losing streak.

"Definitely the frustration lifted," Soul head coach Clint Dolezel said. "We played pretty well for the most part, most of the game. It got a little close at the end because we gave up an onside kick and threw an interception. But we held on and got a win. Anytime you play on the road and anytime you're playing professional football, a win's a win. We'll take it."

The Soul are now 1-1 since starting quarterback Dan Raudabaugh was sidelined by an injury. Greg McGhee has started both games that Raudabaugh missed, and he had four touchdown passes and two touchdown runs against the Valor.

"He's still probably a couple of weeks out," Dolezel said of Raudabaugh. "We're making sure we're being smart with him and get him back obviously for the playoff run late in the season."

The Soul are 4-3 heading into Sunday. Washington is 0-7 but Dolezel said last week showed that the Valor are still battling. 

"They played hard the whole game," he said. "Even though we got up three scores midway through the third quarter, they never let off the gas pedal. They kept coming after us and made it close at the end. It's a credit to their coaching staff, their players."

Sunday's game at the Wells Fargo Center will begin at 4 p.m.

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