A banged-up Soul team managed to get back to winning with a 51-43 victory over the Columbus Destroyers on Saturday night before 18,741 fans at the Wachovia Center.

The Soul (10-2), playing without six injured starters, snapped a two-game losing streak. Quarterback Matt D'Orazio threw four of his seven touchdown passes in the second half, which the Soul dominated after a 21-21 tie at halftime.

On breaking the streak, D'Orazio said: "It feels great, especially in front of your home crowd. I do not think that anyone gets down in here and that's the great thing about this team."

D'Orazio finished the game 19 of 23 for 284 yards.

The win also gave the Soul soul - no, make that sole - possession of first place in the Eastern Division.

Soul receiver Chris Jackson had three touchdown receptions. He now leads the Arena Football League with 36 TD catches this season and moved into second place in AFL history with 304 scoring grabs.

Fellow wideout Larry Brackins finished with eight catches for 127 yards and two touchdowns.

Destroyers quarterback Matt Nagy threw for 308 yards, hitting Calvin Russell six times for 125 yards.

The Soul hosts Kansas City Thursday at 7:30 p.m. *