WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Washington Valor (1-3) lost a heartbreaker 41-33 to the Tampa Bay Storm (4-1). Valor QB Erik Meyer was 17 for 29 for 183 yards and five touchdowns, hitting five different receivers. WR Greg Carr led the receiving corps with four receptions for 57 yards and one touchdown.
Storm QB Randy Hippeard was named the game’s Most Valuable Player after going 20 for 31 for 205 yards and five touchdowns. He also added 11 rushes for 23 yards and one touchdown.
"We scored on every possession on offense which was a big improvement for us,” said Valor Head Coach Dean Cokinos. “Our guys played really hard, we had a chance to tie the game at the end but we had miscues. There are reasons why you win or lose and we will address them. ”
DL Brandon Sesay who earned Defensive Player of the Game honors, led the Valor defense with seven tackles and 2.5 sacks for a loss of eight yards.
Washington will travel to Tampa for a rematch with the Storm on Sat., May 20 at 7 p.m. at Amalie Arena.
The game will be broadcast on Monumental Sports Network.
KEY STAT: Tampa Bay did not fumble the ball while Washington had three.
KEY MOMENT: Tampa recovered a fumble by Washington late in the fourth quarter.
Offensive Player of the Game: Tampa Bay Storm Joe Hills, WR
Defensive Player of the Game: Washington Valor Brandon Sesay, DL
Most Valuable Player: Tampa Bay Storm Randy Hippeard, QB