Freshman Duo Leads Aggies Past Marist

April 15, 2004

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. - Attack wing Katie McMahon scored five goals and fellow freshman Megan O'Connor added three more to lead UC Davis to a 14-9 win over Marist College in a non-conference women's collegiate lacrosse game at Leonidoff Field Thursday.

The Aggies, ranked No. 2 in this week's Inside Lacrosse Division II Power Poll, improves to 7-3 on the season. The Red Foxes, members of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, drops to 3-8 overall.

UC Davis opened the game with six unanswered goals in the first 20 minutes, including three straight by McMahon. O'Connor and seniors Kelly Albin and Jessica Donohoue also scored in that stretch. Marist scored three times in the final 5:20 before the break to cut the deficit to 6-3 at halftime, then added another goal in the 34th minute to approach within a 6-4 margin. Christine Connell had a goal and an assist in the Red Foxes' run.

O'Connor added an assisted score at 38:19 to put UC Davis ahead, 7-4, but Marist's Lauren Serge answered with her second goal just 25 seconds later to cut her team's deficit to two.

McMahon scored on the next possession to spark a 7-0 Aggie run over the next 12 minutes of play. Leslie Kado scored two goals and Donohoue added a goal and assist in that stretch, helping UC Davis establish a 14-5 advantage.

Katie Tutak led the Red Foxes with three goals and an assist. Goalkeeper Heather Ripp had 10 saves in net.

For the Aggies, Kado finished with two goals and an assist while Donohoue added a 2-2-4 line. McMahon posted six ground balls and five draw controls to supplement her 5-2-7 line of offense. Kristen Braasch recorded nine goalie saves.



UC Davis heads to Smithfield, R.I. for a game against Bryant College on Friday.





UC Davis (7-3)





Marist (3-8)





GOALS - UC Davis: Katie McMahon 5, Megan O'Connor 3, Jessie Donohoue 2, Leslie Kado 2, Kelly Albin 1, Tiffany Lee 1. Marist: Katie Tutak 3, Lauren Serge 2, Christine Connell 1, Tara Mullins 1, Maria Reoch 1, Francesca Delorenzo 1.

ASSISTS - UC Davis: Katie McMahon 2, Jessica Donohoue 2, Kelly Albin 1, Naomi Coffman 1, Leslie Kado 1. Marist: Christine Connell 1, Lauren Sherman 1, Katie Tutak 1.

GOALIE SAVES - UC Davis: Kristen Braasch 9 (60:00). Marist: Heather Ripp 10 (60:00).