Aggies Top Hawks In Third Straight Day Of Action

March 9, 2004

Final Stats

DAVIS, Calif. - Freshman Katie McMahon and senior Kelly Albin each posted seven total points to lead UC Davis to a 15-4 win over Lehigh University in a non-conference women's collegiate lacrosse game at Aggie Field Tuesday. McMahon scored five goals and had two assists, while Albin recorded three goals and four assists in the win.

The Aggies improve to 3-2 on the year. The Mountain Hawks drop to 1-3 overall. The win represents UC Davis' third game in as many days.

"They still looked strong. I was just really pleased with their effort and commitment, and the overall outcome. Their effort produced," said Aggie head coach Elaine Jones. "It's more proof that we can hang with an East coast, Division I team."

UC Davis broke loose for a 6-0 run to start the game, including goals by Jessie Donohoue, McMahon and Megan O'Connor within the first two minutes of play. Lehigh scored back-to-back free-position goals by Amy Chamberlain and Vienna Pharaon in the middle of the first half to cut the score to 6-2, but McMahon completed her hat trick at the 20:36 mark to send the Aggies into halftime with a 7-2 advantage.

The Mountain Hawks managed second-half goals by Ella Studdiford and Jen Fleming - again on free-position opportunities - but UC Davis piled up eight more goals on 19 shots after the break. Senior Leslie Kado added two goals and three assists for the Aggies, while Donohoue finished with a 2-1-3 line. Goalkeeper Kristen Braasch faced only seven Lehigh shots, stopping three.

Defensively, Albin, O'Connor and Jen Sanderson each had two of the total of nine caused turnovers for UC Davis. The Mountain Hawks failed on more than half of their clear attempts, successfully navigating the field in just 10 of 21 tries. In contrast, the Aggies were successful on 12 of 13 clear attempts.



"That's the hustle part," said Jones. "The keys to the win were hustle, teamwork, aggressiveness to ground balls - everything we talked about doing that we probably didn't do against Denver."

The Aggies' next action is a home game against Wagner College of New York.






Lehigh (1-3)





UC Davis (3-2)





GOALS - Lehigh: Vienna Pharaon 1, Amy Chamberlain 1, Ella Studdiford 1, Jen Fleming 1. UC Davis: Katie McMahon 5, Kelly Albin 3, Leslie Kado 2, Jessie Donohoue 2, Megan O'Connor 1, Tiffany Lee 1, Dana Chaldekas 1.

ASSISTS - Lehigh: none. UC Davis: Kelly Albin 4, Leslie Kado 3, Katie McMahon 2, Jessie Donohoue 1.

GOALIES - Lehigh: Kyle Begina 10 saves, 9 goals against (38:15); Vanessa Abbott 3 saves, 6 goals against (21:45). UC Davis: Kristen Braasch 3 saves, 4 goals against (60:00).