March 26, 2005
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Sophomore attacker Katie McMahon scored eight goals - including the first six of the game - to lead UC Davis to a 13-7 win over Howard University in a women's collegiate lacrosse game Saturday. Adding two assists to that goals total, McMahon posted 10 total points to tie her own school record.
The Aggies improve to 5-3 for the year.
Freshman Katie McGovern added three goals while sophomore Megan O'Connor and senior Jackie Milhoan each contributed a goal to round out the UC Davis scoring. Meagan Fitzgerald and Synister Washington each scored a pair to lead the Bison.
McMahon scored six goals in the first 22 minutes of play to put her team out to an early lead. Dominique Browner broke the Bison scoring drought with 6:38 remaining in the first half, but McGovern scored just 18 seconds later to bump the lead back to a six-goal margin. The Aggies led 8-3 at the break.
Fitzgerald scored her second goal of the game in the early minutes of the second half to trim the margin to 8-4, but the Bison never crept any closer. McMahon assisted on back-to-back goals by O'Connor and McGovern to stretch the UC Davis margin to eight goals midway through the second period.
Both teams each scored three more goals in the final five minutes of play as the Aggies managed to protect their lead down the stretch.
McMahon's total of eight goals represents the second-highest output in school history. She scored nine goals against Colorado College last season to establish the Aggie single-game standard.
UC Davis continues its East Coast road trip with a game at Monmouth Sunday.
GOALS - UC Davis: Katie McMahon 8, Katie McGovern 3, Megan O'Connor 1, Jackie Milhoan 1. Howard: Meagan Fitzgerald 2, Synister Washington 2, Dominique Browner 1, Brittany Merritt 1, Iram Abdullah 1.
ASSISTS - UC Davis: Katie McMahon 2. Howard: none.
GOALIES - UC Davis: Kristen Braasch 7 saves, 7 goals against (60:00). Howard: Shatarah Ramirez 17 saves, 13 goals against (60:00).