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Valor Swept Again, Soul Too Strong

Jon Stark
Monday July 17, 2017

PHILADELPHIA -  The Washington Valor (1-10) came up short in the city of brotherly love, the Philadelphia Soul (11-1) completed the season sweep at home inside of Wells Fargo Center in front of 10,149 fans. With their 68-41 win the Soul secured home field advantage through the ArenaBowl, should they advance.

Even the league leading defense could not stop the Soul Saturday night, in fact, the Valor looked under duress most of the game. Quarterback Sean Brackett completed 23 of 37 passes for 216 yards and four touchdowns, he was also sacked three times and picked off twice. Most of the Washington wide-outs were held in check as well, Greg Carr to just 31 yards and one touchdown and Charles McClain was held scoreless for just the second time this season. Veteran receiver TT Toliver stood out, two touchdowns and 82 yards on five receptions, in the process he became just the third player in professional football history to amass 16,000 receiving yards, and the first in Arena Football history to do so.

Collectively the Soul scored 10 touchdowns, QB Dan Raudabaugh threw nine of those, completing over 86% of his passes for 330 yards to five different receivers, a performance that won him MVP of the Game. Offensive Player of the Game and wide receiver Sean Kauleinamoku torched the Valor secondary the entire game, recording the fourth 4 touchdown game of his career on 10 receptions and 126 yards. Washington returns home for a two game home stand on July 22nd at 7:00 p.m. at Verizon Center against the Baltimore Brigade. You can watch the game live on Monumental Sports Network.

Jon studied Business Management at the University of Pittsburgh and is originally from Maryland. An avid DMV sports fan, he often attends Capitals, Orioles, Wizards and Redskins games. Now a Washington Valor season plan holder and columnist for ArenaFan, he`ll be at every home game covering the team. He spends his free time with friends and family and freelancing graphic design projects. You can follow Jon on Twitter @5FIFTY3
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