This dark season only gets darker for the New Orleans Voodoo.
Anther promising first half only led to a dismal second as the Voodoo fell 56-35 to the top ranked San Jose Sabercats on Friday night in the SAP Center. The loss for the Voodoo eliminates them from the playoffs for the third consecutive season, and gave them their 8th straight loss. The Sabercats on the other hand improved to 14-1 and moved one step closer to clinching homefield in the Arena Bowl.
It was the only time this season the Voodoo would be on national tv, and some fans hoped it would be a great opportunity to do what the LA KISS did just weeks earlier; upset the Sabercats in San Jose. Once again, the Voodoo played a competitive first half, hanging toe to toe with the 13-1 Sabercats. Chris Duvalt finished the night with a game high 15 catches for 165 yards and three touchdowns, including one over the wall late in the first half that brought the Voodoo to within 21-14. However, the Voodoo have a tendency to collapse in the second half of games, and did just that even before halftime. Eric Meyer beat the first half buzzer by running for a 3 yard touchdown to put the Sabercats up 28-14 at the break, and on the opening drive of the 3rd quarter, Meyer then found Reggie gray to put the Sabercats ahead 35-14, and from there it was pretty much decided.
The Voodoo will finish their home schedule next week against the Tampa Bay Storm.