Red-Hot Women’s Soccer Looks to Keep Unbeaten Streak Alive in Non-Conference Finale
BALTIMORE – The red-hot UMBC women’s soccer team looks to build upon its five game unbeaten streak as it travels to Lafayette for its final non-conference matchup of the season on Wednesday, Sept. 25. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. at Oaks Stadium.
UMBC’s 5-2-2 overall record ranks atop of the America East Conference with one game to go until league play begins on Sunday. The Retrievers have won three straight behind the head of red-shirt junior Jessy Brown (Plantation, Fla./American Heritage), whose latest heroics completed a 2-1 come-from-behind victory against Wagner on Sunday.
Brown earned her second consecutive America East Player of the Week honor, the first UMBC women’s soccer player to do so since joining the conference, as she headed home the game-winner for the third straight game, a feat no Retriever has accomplished since joining the league in 2003. The forward leads the team with three scores on the year and her three game-winners are the most for a UMBC player since 2005, which is also the last time that the black and gold have posted three victories in a row.
Freshman forward Amanda Dailey (Howell, N.J./Freehold Township/Monmouth) made an immediate impact upon her return to the lineup. Dailey, who missed five games due to injury, brought the Retrievers back from a one goal deficit by notching the equalizer in the 79th minute versus the Seahawks. The score came on her only shot of the game and helped the forward garner her first America East Rookie of the Week recognition.
Senior goalkeeper Lauren Kadet (Oakville, Ontraio/St. Thomas Aquinas) came one save shy of tying Nadine Henchcliffe (339) as the program’s all-time saves leader. She enters Wednesday’s contest with 338 career saves.
Lafayette (3-3-1) is winless in its last three games, including a 4-1 loss to Colgate in its Patriot League opener on Saturday. The Raiders opened up a 3-0 lead prior to the half and would go on to take a four-goal advantage before freshman midfielder Joanna Scotti netted her second goal of the season in the 75th minute.
Junior forward Alyssa Finelli has tallied five points on the season, while newcomers Kaelin King and Scotti have made immediate impacts with a combined nine points.
In net, Danielle Sedillo has seen most of the action, starting all but one contest of the Leopards. Sedillo is allowing 1.34 goals per game and has registered 20 saves.
Inside the Series
-UMBC takes on Lafayette for just the second time all-time, with last season’s season-opening meeting ending in a 0-0 double overtime tie at Retriever Soccer Park.
-In that first meeting, the teams waited out a one hour and seven minute weather delay prior to the start of the second half.