Soul downed by Storm to start season 0-3

Soul downed by Storm to start season 0-3
April 5, 2014, 12:30 am
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This wasn't how the Soul wanted to start the season.

The Soul fell to 0-3 on the season with a 63-49 loss to the Tampa Bay Storm Friday night at the Tampa Bay Times Forum.

"We have to play consistent football and we have failed to do that across the board," Soul head coach Clint Dolezel said.

"We need players to step up and perform the way we are used to. We will review the game and address the areas we need to in order to get this pointed in the right direction."

Tampa (3-1) went up 14-0 in the first quarter and never relinquished the lead. The Soul were within seven in the third quarter, but the Storm scored twice before the quarter's end.

Dan Raudabaugh had his best game of the young season, throwing for 335 yards, six touchdowns and one pick. He completed 32 of 47 passes (68.1 percent). In the first two games, Raudabaugh had a 79.84 QB rating and averaged 198.5 yards with five touchdowns and two interceptions. His completion percentage was 53.2.

Raudabaugh connected with Ryan McDaniel 14 times Friday night. McDaniel had 138 yards and three of Raudabaugh's six TDs. Tiger Jones had the other three.

The Soul seek their first win of the season Thursday in Orlando against the Predators (3-1). The game will be televised on The Comcast Network.