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Brown Extends UMBC Women’s Soccer’s Win Streak to Four
STONY BROOK, N.Y. – UMBC women’s soccer’s red-shirt junior Jessy Brown (Plantation, Fla./American Heritage) extended the Retrievers’ win streak to four games, scoring her fifth game-winner of the season in the 103rd minute for the 2-1 double overtime victory in America East action versus Stony Brook on Thursday night at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium.
UMBC improves to 9-4-2 overall and 4-1-0 in America East action, locking up in a tie for first place with Hartford, while Stony Brook drops to 8-5-1 and 3-2-0 in league play.
The Seawolves took advantage of a UMBC defensive miscue on a free kick from sophomore back Stella Norman, taking the 1-0 advantage in the 31st minute on a Retriever own goal. The lead would hold heading in to the break.
Sophomore forward Alexa Quaranta (Baltimore, Md./Perry Hall) evened the contest at one in the 54th minute with her fifth goal of the season. Quaranta received a through ball from freshman midfielder Meg Kowalski (Freehold, N.J./Freehold Township), one of two assists in the contest from the rookie, and took a quick dribble around goalkeeper Ashley Castanio before sending home the equalizer.
Sophomore back Emily Murrer hit the post 37 seconds into overtime, but it was the only shot of the two overtime periods for the Seawolves.
Brown struck off of a one touch pass from Kowalski and Quaranta for the game-winner.
Senior goalkeeper Lauren Kadet (Oakville, Ontario/St. Thomas Aquinas) registered a season-high seven saves in the contest, while Castanio finished with six.
UMBC returns to America East action on Sunday, Oct. 20 at UMass Lowell. Game time is set for noon.