The Philadelphia Soul improved to 2-0 with a 54-43 win over the Spokane Shock at Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena on Saturday night. The Soul gave up just 14 points in the second half to hold the Shock in check and walk away with the victory.
"It is always tough to get a win in a hostile environment like Spokane," Soul head coach Clint Dolezel said in a release sent by the team after Saturday's game. "Obviously, we have some things to clean up offensively, but the defense stepped up for us tonight, especially in the second half. We will enjoy this, but our attention will be focused on Jacksonville next week in our home opener."
Quarterback Dan Raudabaugh was 27-for-47 passing for 305 yards and six touchdowns. Out of the 27 completions for Raudabaugh, 14 of them were to Marco Thomas, who went for 146 yards and a touchdown.
The Soul defense locked down the Shock's passing attack all night. Spokane quarterback Jarrett Brown was just 7-for-14 passing for 89 yards before he was replaced by Matt Bassuener, who was 3-for-11 for just 49 yards.