Late Run Helps Pioneers Pull Away From Aggies In Key MPSF Matchup

April 22, 2005

Final Stats

DAVIS, Calif. - Junior midfielder Steph Greenlees scored four goals but it was a crucial draw control and assist by sophomore Kate Broderick that helped lift Denver to a 12-9 win over UC Davis in a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation women's lacrosse game at Aggie Field Friday.

The Aggies drop to 8-6 for the year, and 2-2 in the MPSF. The Pioneers improve to 5-11, but more importantly, bump their conference mark to 3-2. The win virtually ensures Denver of the third seed in May's conference tournament.

Sophomore Katie McMahon led UC Davis with four goals and an assist, while junior Tiffany Lee contributed a hat trick. All three of Lee's goals came within a span of four minutes during the second half, and two of them retied a game that featured three different lead changes.

Lee scored back-to-back goals at the 47:07 and 49:14 marks in the second period, cutting an 8-6 Denver advantage to an 8-8 tie. Greenlees hit her fourth goal at 50:56 into the game to give the Pioneers an 9-8 edge, but Lee struck again on an unassisted drive to retie the game at 9-9 with 8:44 remaining.

On the next draw, Broderick won the toss and immediately fired to teammate Tara Bourdelaise, who was making a strong drive toward the UC Davis cage. Bourdelaise collected the outlet and converted the goal to give the Pioneers the lead for good.

Junior midfielder Tanya Fuchs posted a goal and an assist in the final minutes to help Denver extend the lead to the 12-9 final.

Freshmen Kaitlin Moore and Katie McGovern each chipped in a goal and an assist for UC Davis. Lindsay Messina and Megan Miller also had assists for the Aggies.

Fuchs finished with a 2-2-4 line and Broderick had a 2-1-3 chart for the Denver offense. Steph Schneider posted 11 saves in the Pioneer cage.



UC Davis hosts its home finale against Saint Mary's on April 27.

Denver (5-11, 3-2 MPSF) 6 6 - 12
UC Davis (8-6, 2-2 MPSF) 4 5 - 9

GOALS - DU: Stephanie Greenlees 4, Tanya Fuchs 2, Kate Broderick 2, Crystal Jack 1, Megan Tyrie 1, Victoria Baines 1, Tara Bourdelaise 1. UC Davis: Katie McMahon 4, Tiffany Lee 3, Kaitlin Moore 1, Katie McGovern 1.

ASSISTS - DU: Tanya Fuchs 2, Kate Broderick 1, Steph Greenless 1, Crystal Jack 1, Kelly O'Connell 1. UC Davis: Katie McMahon 1, Katie McGovern 1, Lindsay Messina 1, Megan Miller 1, Kaitlin Moore 1.

GOALIE SAVES - DU: Steph Schneider 11 (60:00). UC Davis: Kristen Braasch 7 (54:22), Hilary Harkins 1 (5:38).