Hear all the action as Tampa Bay looks for its fourth straight win against the Washington Valor

Storm 41, Valor 33

Verizon Center | Washington, D.C.

Attendance: 8,420

Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Tampa Bay Storm (4-1) 6 21 7 7 41
Washington Valor (1-3) 7 7 13 6 33

Recap

Picking up defensive back Paul Stephens 11 days ago is proving to be an extremely valuable mid-season acquisition for the Tampa Bay Storm.

Stephens had two fumble recoveries in the Storm’s victory over Baltimore last week, returning one for a touchdown in a key moment in that win.

On Saturday in the Storm’s first-ever meeting with the Washington Valor, Stephens came up with another monumental recovery, outfighting a pile on a fumbled center-quarterback exchange near the Storm goal line with less than a minute to go to preserve a 41-33 Tampa Bay victory at Washington’s Verizon Center.

The Storm have now won three in a row and are 4-1 on the season, their best start since winning seven straight to start the 2001 campaign.

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Scoring Summary

1st Quarter

TAM – Kendrick Ings 11-yard reception. (Mark Lewis, No Good)

WAS – Roger Jackson 3-yard reception. (T.C. Stevens, Good)

2nd Quarter

TAM – Joe Hills 13-yard reception. (Mark Lewis, Good)

WAS – T.T. Toliver 16-yard reception. (T.C. Stevens, Good)

TAM – Joe Hills 9-yard reception. (Mark Lewis, No Good)

TAM – Randy Hippeard 1-yard rush. (Joe Hills reception, Good)

3rd Quarter

WAS – Charles McClain 8-yard reception. (T.C. Stevens, No Good)

WAS – Charles McClain 3-yard reception. (T.C. Stevens, Good)

TAM – LaMark Brown 16-yard reception. (Mark Lewis, Good)

4th Quarter

WAS – Greg Carr 21-yard reception. (T.C. Stevens, No Good)

TAM – Joe Hills 6-yard reception. (Mark Lewis, Good)

Statistical Leaders

Passing: (C-A-INT-Yds-TD) 

TAM – Randy Hippeard (20-31-0-205-5)

WAS – Erik Meyer (17-29-0-183-5)

Rushing: (Att-Yds-TD)

TAM – Randy Hippeard (11-23-1)

WAS – Erik Meyer (2-(-1)-0); T.T. Toliver (1-5-0)

Receiving: (Rec-Yds-TD)

TAM – Joe Hills (9-85-3), LaMark Brown (6-82-1), Kendrick Ings (5-38-1),

WAS –Roger Jackson (5-40-1), Greg Carr (4-57-1), Charles McClain (4-37-2), T.T. Toliver (3-35-1), Julius Gregory (1-14-0)

KO Returns: (No.-Yds-TD)

TAM – Kendrick Ings (3-53-0), Michael Lindsey (2-57-0)

WAS – Cameron McGlenn (2-34-0)

Postgame Award Winners

MVP of the Game: Randy Hippeard, TAM

Offensive Player of the Game:  Joe Hills, TAM

Defensive Player of the Game:  Brandon Sesay, WAS

Play of the Game

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