BROWN NETS A PAIR AS MEN'S SOCCER DEFEATS TERRIERS, 5-2

Senior midfielder Ricky Brown scored a pair of second half goals to break open a close game and lead UMBC (7-3-1, 4-2 NEC) to a 5-2 victory over St. Francis (NY) (3-6-1, 2-3) in a Northeast Conference contest.

The Retrievers held a 2-1 halftime advantage when Brown struck for his first goal just 3:20 into the second half. He gathered in a long lead pass, went around a defender and grounded a shot just inside the far right post. After teammate Andy Wells made the score 4-1 at 56:33 on a penalty kick, Brown capped the UMBC scoring by converting Brandon Quaranta's pass from a similar position.

UMBC opened the scoring at 13:31, when Alex Wilmot's perfect cross from the right side was headed in by freshman Derek McElligott. The goal was McElligott's tenth in eleven games this season. But St. Francis tied the score at 1-1 when Joseph Afful converted a penalty kick at the 16:00-minute mark. But the Retrievers regained the lead at 36:54, when Wilmot's hustling cross was headed in by George Bakoulas from just in front of the goal.

The two goals snapped a four-game scoreless streak for Brown. The Retrievers have won four straight vs. the Terriers