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Quaranta Earns America East Player of the Week Honors
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – UMBC women’s soccer’s Alexa Quaranta (Baltimore, Md./Perry Hall) earned America East Player of the Week recognition following a 2-0 week in conference play for the Retrievers, as announced by the conference office Monday.
Quaranta helped UMBC rebound from back-to-back losses by recording both of UMBC’s game-winning goals in a span of three days for the black and gold. The sophomore gave the Retrievers a 1-0 victory with a goal in double overtime at Binghamton, UMBC’s first conference win in over two years.
Quaranta added the eventual game-winner and her team-leading fourth score of the season on Sunday, as the Retrievers defeated Albany for its first home conference win since 2009. The forward tallied a career-high 10 shots versus the Great Danes, the most for a Retriever since Jessica Young recorded 10 on Oct. 24, 2004. Quaranta, who ranks fourth in the conference in shots (31), placed 10 of her 13 shots on net for the week (.769 SOG%).
The league honor is the first for Quaranta and the fourth of the season for the Retrievers (7-4-2, 2-1-0 AE).
The Retrievers return to action on Thursday, Oct. 10 when they kickoff Homecoming Weekend by hosting Vermont at Retriever Soccer Park. Game time is set for 7 p.m., with the first 250 fans receiving free hot dogs. Thursday also marks Faculty and Staff Appreciation Day at Retriever Soccer Park, where all faculty, staff and their families get a discounted admission fee to the contest.