By Matt Leon
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The Philadelphia Soul take to the road this weekend, visiting the Tampa Bay Storm on Saturday night.
The Soul finally picked up that elusive first home win of the season last time out, beating Orlando at the Center last weekend, 61-51. The win improved the Soul to 4-4, 1-3 at home.
“You’re supposed to win them at home and we haven’t been doing that,” Soul head coach Clint Dolezel tells KYW Newsradio. “We’ve had good opportunities and hadn’t come out with victories. So it’s nice to get that monkey off our back.”
Despite the up-and-down nature of the season, Philadelphia still leads the Eastern Division with that 4-4 mark.
“We’re a little behind, just because of our record more so than anything,” Dolezel says. “Definitely didn’t think we’d be 4-4 almost at the halfway point. We’ve had some things not go our way, but that’s part of it. I think we’re cleaning those mistakes up and hopefully not making many more of those the rest of the way out.”
Tampa Bay is 6-3 and one of the top offensive teams in the Arena Football League, averaging 58 points a game.
“They take care of the football, that’s first and foremost,” Dolezel says. “They don’t turn the ball over and they get a lot of takeaways. They’re +17 in the (takeaway) column, vice versa, we are 4-4 and we are -4. So we need more turnovers and take care of the football a little bit better on our side.”
Philadelphia and Tampa Bay will kick-off at 7:30pm on Saturday night.
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