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MM 2.18: Maryland women’s soccer’s Mikayla, Malikae Dayes compete for Jamaica in Concacaf Qualifiers

This is the Maryland Minute, a short story followed by a roundup of Terps-related news.

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Maryland women’s soccer forward Mikayla Dayes and defender Malikae Dayes have been competing with Jamaica in the Concacaf Qualifiers.

The twins are graduate students who just finished up their fifth season with the Terps. The Dayes sister’s parents are Jamaican and immigrated to Canada. According to a release, Mikayla and Malikae went through the process of becoming Jamaican citizens to become eligible for the national team.

During the 2021 season, Mikayla started in all 18 games, scored three goals and dished out a team-high three assists. Malikae also started in all 18 games and played a team-high 1,652 minutes.

On Thursday, Jamaica defeated Bermuda, 4-0. In that matchup, Mikayla was a substitute. Jamaica is set to face Granada next on Sunday.

In other news

Ian Decker wrote about No. 13 Maryland women’s basketball’s win over No. 18 Ohio State.

Colin McNamara previewed Maryland baseball’s first series against Baylor.

Joe Lotano shared his preview for No. 8 Maryland women’s lacrosse’s game against No. 10 Virginia.

Jack Parry previewed Maryland baseball’s upcoming 2022 season.

Maryland women’s basketball secured its 20th victory for the 18th straight season.

Maryland women’s basketball's Angel Reese had her 15th double-double of the season in the Terps’ win over Ohio State.

Maryland football shared photos of the team working out.

Maryland men’s basketball’s Twitter shared a throwback from 2002 when the Terps took down No. 1 Duke.

Maryland women’s lacrosse shared photos of the team heading down the Charlottesville, Virginia, for a matchup with the Virginia Cavaliers.