BALTIMORE – UMBC women's soccer's Jessy Brown (Plantation, Fla./American Heritage) earned her first America East Player of the Week honor of the season, as announced by the league office on Monday. The Retrievers jump right back into action on Tuesday, Sept 23 when they host American at 7 p.m. at Retriever Soccer Park. All the live action is available free of charge on UMBCRetrievers.tv courtesy of the America East digital network.
Retriever Soccer Park Promotion
-The first 25 students in attendance receive UMBC Maryland Crab decals. Students will also have a chance to win two tickets for the Ravens. Raffle tickets available at the Sports Marketing table.
Scouting the Retrievers (6-2-0)
-Brown posted a five-point effort on Friday to help the Retrievers defeat Delaware State, 4-0, becoming the first UMBC player to register five points since Sandra Vacarino did so against Vermont in 2009. The senior notched the first multiple-goal game of her career, the third Retriever to do so this season, in the victory and added her third assist of the year. Brown ranks second on the team in points with three goals and three helpers.
-The Retrievers' 4-0 victory against the Hornets on Friday continued UMBC's best start since 1996 when it also started the season 6-2. The Dawgs are averaging 2.12 goals per game on the season, while holding opponents to 0.75 goals per game. Junior goalkeeper Jen Nance (Millersville, Md./Severna Park) has posted three shutouts on the year and has a .864 save percentage, which ranks 28th in Division I.
-UMBC held a 10-4 advantage in corner kicks against DSU on Friday. On the season, the Retrievers are holding a 51-29 corner kick differential.
-Senior midfielder Lilly Rydon (Adelaide, South Australia/Concordia College) paces the Retrievers with a team-best and career-best five goals and 10 points on the season. Three of Rydon's five goals have come off a helper from freshman forward Lisa Nanov (Mechanicsburg, Pa./Cumberland Valley). Nanov leads the team with four assists and ranks third with eight total points.
-Freshman midfielder Gabby Boehmer (Lebanon, Pa./Cedar Crest) became the eighth player on the Retrievers' roster to tally a goal and the 13th player to register a point on the season. The rookie tallied her first-collegiate goal versus the Hornets off a pass from Brown.
Scouting the Eagles (3-6-0)
-American has dropped three of its last four contests, including its Patriot League opener against Lehigh on Saturday. The Eagles fell in their second of three straight road games with a 1-0 loss to the Mountain Hawks, despite outshooting Lehigh, 14-7, in the contest.
-Senior forward Lindsay Muri paces the Eagles' offense with 10 points on four goals and two assists on the year. Muri posted a five-point effort in AU's last victory, which came on Sept. 10 against Howard (4-0). Sophomore midfielder Marley Jennings and junior forward Kelly Donovan have chipped in four points apiece on the season.
-American has used three goalkeepers on the season, with senior Charlene Belanger seeing a majority of the action. Belanger has started five-of-six contests and leads with two shutouts and 22 saves on the year.
Inside the Series
-UMBC took a victory in last season's meeting at American on Aug. 25, 2-1, behind a three-point effort from Lilly Rydon.
-The Eagles hold a 12-4-2 advantage in the all-time series, which dates back to 1990.