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Women’s Soccer Sweeps America East Weekly Honors
BALTIMORE – UMBC women’s soccer’s red-shirt junior midfielder Jessy Brown (Plantation, Fla./American Heritage) and freshman forward Amanda Dailey (Howell, N.J./Freehold Township/Monmouth) completed their second sweep of the season of the America East Weekly honors, as announced by the league office on Monday.
Brown and Dailey garnered AEC Player of the Week and Rookie of the Week, respectively, after helping the Retrievers to a pair of come-from-behind victories in the final week of play en route to a share of UMBC’s first regular season league title. The black and gold completed one of the biggest turnarounds in the country and became the first America East team to finish in first place after coming in last place the season before.
Brown scored the game-tying goal with 3:25 to go in Thursday’s 2-1 victory against Hartford. The score was Brown’s sixth of the season and was her first goal of the season that was not a game-winner. Just 2:25 later, Dailey completed the comeback, registering her third goal of the season, as the Retrievers would beat the then-top ranked team in the conference.
The two each assisted on UMBC’s game-winning goal against New Hampshire on Sunday that clinched the top-seed in the America East Championship for the Retrievers, each heading a ball to setup junior midfielder Lilly Rydon’s (Stirling, South Australia/Concordia College) goal that would cap off another 2-1 come-from-behind win.
The two honors brings UMBC’s season total up to five distinctions, with Brown tallying three and Dailey earning two.
UMBC awaits the winner of Thursday’s quarterfinal matchup between No. 4 Hartford and No. 5 Vermont. The black and gold will host semifinal action on Sunday, Nov. 3 at 1 p.m. at Retriever Soccer Park.