Voodoo win third straight game Sunday

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, February 23, 2005

NEW ORLEANS-QB Andy Kelly threw for 315 yards and seven touchdowns to lead the New Orleans VooDoo to a 61-47 victory over the Philadelphia Soul in the New Orleans Arena.

DS Monty Montgomery had an interception on the way to ADT Defensive Player of the Game honorsThe VooDoo (3-1) won their third straight game behind Kelly, who threw a pair of TD passes to three different New Orleans receivers – OS Aaron Bailey, WR/LB Thabiti Davis and WR/DB Lamont Moore in front of a crowd of 15,169 in the Graveyard.

Kelly, who was 27-of-43 passing in the game, was selected as the Offensive Player of the Game. Montgomery, who had two tackles and two pass defenses to go along with his interception was selected as the ADT Defensive Player of the Game. Moore, who finished with three receptions for 21 yards and two scores on offense and three tackles and his interception on defense, was selected as the U.S. Army Ironman of the Game.

Kelly hooked up with WR/DB Jacques Rumph on a 16-yard TD pass with 3:49 to play as the VooDoo retook a 10-7 lead.

The Soul took the lead again on the first play of the second quarter as Graziani found Smith again, this time from 14 yards out for a 14-10 lead with 14:55 to go.

The Soul scored just before halftime as Graziani threw a 13-yard TD pass to WR/DB Rob Milanese with five seconds to go. The Soul went for two points, but Milanese dropped Graziani’s pass attempt as New Orleans led at halftime, 37-34.

New Orleans took the second half kickoff and pushed their lead to 44-34 with 10:01 to go in the third quarter as FB/LB Leroy Thompson bulled in from one yard away.

Kelly threw his seventh TD of the day, a two-yarder to WR/LB Thabiti Davis with 14:19 left in the fourth quarter as the VooDoo led by 58-41.

Scott had seven receptions for 105 yards and two TDs.

New Orleans will be back in action this Friday (7 pm CT) vs. the Tampa Bay Storm in the New Orleans Arena. Philadelphia will host the Dallas Desperados next Sunday (3 pm ET) in the Wachovia Center.