Stanford Dominates Aggies In MPSF First Round

May 6, 2004

Box Score

DENVER, Colo. - Sophomore Megan Burker posted three goals and two assists and three other Cardinal players added two goals as top-seeded Stanford defeated fourth-seeded UC Davis, 17-3, in the first round of the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation women's lacrosse tournament at Denver University Thursday.

The Aggies, ranked second in this week's Inside Lacrosse Division II Power Poll, drop to 11-5 on the year. The Cardinal improves to 9-8 on the year, and will face the winner of the UC Berkeley-Denver game.

UC Davis, which shot just 3-for-16 in the game, had a goal each from freshman Katie McMahon, and seniors Jessie Donohoue and Kelly Albin.

Stanford held the Aggies scoreless for nearly 20 minutes, building a 7-0 lead. Kelsey Twist scored two goals while Burker had a goal and two assists in that stretch. McMahon scored an unassisted goal at the 19:56 mark to put UC Davis on the scoreboard, but the Cardinal added four more to claim an 11-1 lead at the halftime break.

Stanford piled on six unanswered goals to begin the second half, stretching the lead to 17-1. Sarah Bach recorded a goal and two assists in the second half to lead the Cardinal.

Albin broke her team's scoreless drought with an unassisted goal with three minutes remaining, and Donohoue followed suit just under the one-minute mark.

The Aggies will face the loser of the Cal-Denver game at 11 a.m. on Saturday.





UC Davis (11-5)





Stanford (9-8)





GOALS - UC Davis: Katie McMahon 1, Kelly Albin 1, Jessie Donohoue 1. Stanford: Megan Burker 3, Kim Cahill 2, Kelsey Twist 2, Elizabeth Piselli 2, Nina Pantano 2, Claire Calzonetti 2, Sarah Bach 1, Julia Calzonetti 1, Michelle DeChant 1, Abbi Hills 1.

ASSISTS - UC Davis: none. Stanford: Sarah Bach 2, Megan Burker 2, Kim Cahill 1, Kelsey Twist 1.

GOALIES - UC Davis: Kristen Braasch 8 saves, 17 goals against (60:00). Stanford: Christina Saikus 4 saves, 1 goal allowed (27:55), Kate Horowitz 4 saves, no goals against (23:20), Carly Posner 2 saves, 2 goals against (8:45).