(Oct. 1, 2017) – The Boston Breakers announced today that the club has loaned forward Natasha Dowie to Melbourne Victory of Australia’s W-League.
Dowie will return to the W-League for the third straight year, all three with the Victory. A year ago in Australia, she won the Victory Women's Medal, Players' Player of the Year, and Golden Boot. She scored a Melbourne Victory record nine goals in 12 games last season, to go along with one assist, and earned a spot on the Jetts W-League Team of the Season.
The 29-year-old Dowie appeared in 24 matches for the Breakers this season. She finished with a team-high seven goals, and she tallied two assists, recently notching what turned out to be the game-winning goal Sept. 23 at Washington, securing Boston’s first road win since 2016. She then scored twice Sept. 30 in a 4-3 loss at home to Sky Blue FC in Boston’s season finale.
Dowie made her Boston Breakers debut on July 31, 2016, scoring 10 minutes into her first match, a 1-0 win at home against the Orlando Pride.
Dowie will return to Boston before the start of the 2018 NWSL season.
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