McMahon Scored Five To Lead Charge Over Gaels

Feb. 29, 2004

Final Stats

DAVIS, Calif. - Freshman midfielder Katie McMahon scored a game-high five goals while Leslie Kado and Naomi Coffman each added three to lead UC Davis to a 16-6 win over Saint Mary's in a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation women's lacrosse game at Aggie Field Sunday.

The Aggies even their record to 1-1 overall and in MPSF play. The Gaels drop to 1-3 on the year, and 0-3 in conference.

Senior midfielder Stacy Sugarman added two goals with one assist. Jessie Donohoue and Kelly Albin each posted 1-1-2 offensive lines. Goalkeeper Kristen Braasch had eight saves in net on 20 total shots. UC Davis also controlled the draw for most of the game, winning 17 of the 24 total draws. Coffman had seven such draw controls, including four during the 10-0 stretch.

Collette Spencer scored three goals to lead SMC, while younger sister Jackie added two. Sophomoer Molly Wagner accounted for the sixth Gael goal. Katie Augustine had four saves against 12 goals in net, then Nikki Katsikas filled in for the final 14:06, recording one save.

"It was a much better overall effort than our Stanford game. The transition clicked, the offense clicked and the defense clicked," said Elaine Jones. "We definitely needed the time off to iron out some things and it showed today in all facets of our game."

UC Davis opened on a 3-0 start as Sugarman posted an unassisted score in the fifth minute of play, then Kado tacked on back-to-back goals at 5:53 and 7:33. Saint Mary's then cut the lead to 3-2 on goals by Collette Spencer and Molly Wagner. Ally High and Dearborn David assisted on those goals, respectively.



Coffman won the subsequent draw, then Sugarman converted a free-position shot to begin a 10-0 Aggie run that lasted through halftime and almost 20 minutes into the second half. McMahon hit goals at 14:46 and 20:00 to complete her hat trick, helping UC Davis build an 8-2 run. She then scored the Aggies' first goal of the second half, hitting the back of the cage at 38:12.

Collette Spencer broke the scoring drought for the Gaels, finding the net at 49:49 to bring the score to 13-3. Her younger sister, Jackie, recorded her first goal less than two minutes later to cut the lead to 13-4. But McMahon helped stretch the lead back to 11, first by assisting Coffman on a goal, then adding her fifth score minutes later.

The Aggies head to Denver, Colo. for an MPSF contest against Denver University, then a non-conference matchup with Regis.






Saint Mary's (1-3, 0-3 MPSF)





UC Davis (1-1, 1-1 MPSF)





GOALS - SMC: Collette Spencer 3, Jackie Spencer 2, Molly Wagner 1. UC Davis: Katie McMahon 5, Naomi Coffman 3, Leslie Kado 3, Stacy Sugarman 2, Kelly Albin 1, Jessie Donohoue 1, Tiffany Lee 1.

ASSISTS - SMC: Dearborn David 1, Ally High 1. UC Davis: Naomi Coffman 2, Leslie Kado 1, Megan O'Connor 1, Jessie Donohoue 1, Kelly Albin 1, Katie McMahon 1, Stacy Sugarman 1.

GOALIES - SMC: Katie Augustine 4 saves, 12 goals against (45:54); Nikki Katsikas 1 save, 4 goals against (14:06). UC Davis: Kristen Braasch 8 saves, 6 goals against (60:00).