McMahon Adds Two More Records In Slugfest With Tigers

April 25, 2004

Final Stats

DAVIS, Calif. - Freshman Katie McMahon set school records of nine goals and 10 total points to lead UC Davis to a 24-16 win over Colorado College in a non-conference women's collegiate lacrosse game at Aggie Field Sunday. The 24 goals by the Aggies and the combined 40 in the game also established school marks.

UC Davis, ranked second in the Inside Lacrosse Division II Power Poll, improves to 10-4 on the season. The Tigers suffer their first loss, moving to 12-1 overall.

In all, four Aggies performed hat tricks. Seniors Naomi Coffman and Jessie Donohoue each scored four, while Kelly Albin added three more. Albin also had a game-high four assists for seven total points.

McMahon, who had broken the season scoring record in Saturday's action against UC Berkeley, tied the previous single-game mark of seven goals by the end of the first half. Three of her goals came in an 8-0 Aggie run from the sixth through 15th minute, giving her team a 9-2 edge. Sneath broke the Tigers' scoreless drought at 14:48, but Donohoue answered less than a minute later, drilling the CC cage with a backhanded effort.

McMahon's goal at 17:57 gave UC Davis an 11-5 lead, but the Tigers silenced the Aggie offense and rebounded with a 6-0 run over the next six minutes of play. Attacker Cassie Abel had three goals and two assists in that stretch, which tied the game at 11-11. The Aggies recovered with three quick scores - two by McMahon, one by Albin - to establish a 14-12 lead at the halftime break.

"It was a little defensive lapse. I think some people checked out for a bit," said UC Davis head coach Elaine Jones. "We stayed intense and came back from it. I think we responded really well. We didn't let them back in the game, and they never took the lead."



Tiger midfielder Eliza Fitzhugh scored within two minutes into the second half to cut the margin to a single goal, but the Aggies countered with a 10-1 run that last almost 21 minutes. Freshman Alden Monger scored a pair of goals in the 37th minute to launch that stretch. Senior Leslie Kado added a pair of assists - one to Megan O'Connor and another to Naomi Coffman.

For CC, Abel posted five goals and three assists, including a perfect 3-for-3 on free-position opportunities. Helen Sneath added a 4-2-6 line, and Fitzhugh and Robin Harvey each chipped in two goals. Sneath won seven draws, which proved crucial in the Tigers' first-half comeback.

Additionally, the game served as a home finale for seven seniors: Albin, Coffman, Kado, Donohoue, midfielder Stacy Sugarman, defender Shannon Robinson and reserve attacker Dana Chaldekas, who was granted her first career start.

Junior Niki Frantz also provided strong defensive play for UC Davis, recording a caused turnover and three ground balls. Her speed also helped the Aggies post eight successful clear attempts in the second half. Goalkeeper Kristen Braasch had eight second-half saves.

UC Davis returns to action on Wednesday for a non-conference game at Saint Mary's.





Colorado College (12-1)





UC Davis (10-4)





GOALS - CC: Cassie Abel 5, Helen Sneath 4, Robin Harvey 2, Eliza Fitzhugh 2, Kate Fitzgerald 1, Alex Chatilovicz 1, Lizzie Franke 1. UC Davis: Katie McMahon 9, Jessie Donohoue 4, Naomi Coffman 4, Kelly Albin 3, Alden Monger 2, Stacy Sugarman 1, Megan O'Connor 1.

ASSISTS - CC: Cassie Abel 3, Helen Sneath 2, Kate Fitzgerald 1, Robin Harvey 1. UC Davis: Kelly Albin 4, Leslie Kado 3, Jessie Donohoue 1, Katie McMahon 1, Stacy Sugarman 1.

GOALIES - CC: Alana Dalton 7 saves, 24 goals against (60:00). UC Davis: Kristen Braasch 8 saves, 16 goals against (60:00).