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Women’s Soccer’s Brown and Dailey Sweep America East Weekly Honors
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – UMBC women’s soccer’s Jessy Brown (Plantation, Fla./American Heritage) and Amanda Dailey (Howell, N.J./Freehold Township/Monmouth) swept the America East weekly awards, as announced by the conference office on Monday.
The duo combined for a pair of goals within a four-minute span to give the Retrievers the come from behind 2-1 victory against Wagner on Sunday, helping to extend UMBC’s unbeaten streak to five games with its third consecutive victory. Both streaks are the longest since 2005, while the Retrievers’ five wins are also the most since 2005 when it finished with a 9-9-1 overall mark.
Dailey, who was named the America East Rookie of the Week, brought the Retrievers back from a one-goal deficit by notching the equalizer in the 79th minute. The goal was her second of the season and came on the only shot of the game by the freshman, who had made her return to the lineup for the first time since Aug. 30, after suffering an injury versus St. Joseph’s.
Brown is the first Retriever to earn back-to-back America East Player of the Week honors. She earns her second award after tallying the Retrievers’ game-winner for the third consecutive game, a feat no Retriever has accomplished since the program joined the America East in 2003. The red-shirt junior’s three game-winners are the most by a UMBC player since 2005. Brown’s header came in the 83rd minute off a free kick from junior back Melissa Hummel (Downingtown, Pa./Downingtown East).
The Retrievers open a three game road trip on Wednesday, Sept. 25 when it travels to Lafayette. UMBC closes out its non-conference schedule versus the Leopards. First kick is set for 7 p.m.