Reggae Girl finally off the mark in new season

September 28, 2021
Jody Brown
Jody Brown

It took 10 games but national striker Jody Brown finally got off the mark in her sophomore season with the Florida State University.

The number one ranked Seminoles continued their winning run in a 3-0 win over Louisville University on Sunday. After Beata Olson opened the scoring in the 53rd minute, Brown finally got her first goal of the campaign 10 minutes later as Jaelin Howell and Clara Robbins combined with some good passing to unlock Brown who made a run from the right to slot home past Louisville goalkeeper.

In netting her sixth goal overall in her college career, she became the team's 16th different goalscorer this season, equalling the programme record that was set in 2012. Two minutes later the points were made safe by Jenna Nighswonger who got on the end of an Amelia Horton cross, tapping home from close range.

With the victory, Florida State increased their record to 10-0, the best record in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) with seven games to play before the start of the ACC tournament at the end of October.

Brown has played in all 10 games so far this season, having started four of the last five. While she wasn't previously among the goals for the campaign, she has registered three assists for the season including the fastest assist of the season (29 seconds) during their 2-1 win over Auburn University on September 12. During her freshman year last season, Florida State advanced to the national championship game but lost to 11th ranked Santa Clara University on penalties.

Brown was named to the All-ACC Freshman team that year finishing with five goals in her debut season.

Florida State will look to continue their winning streak when they face Clemson University on Friday night in South Carolina , the last match of their two-game road trip before returning for a two-game home stand against Syracuse University and the University of Miami, respectively.

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