Lacrosse Returns Home To Host Stony Brook

Goalie Hilary Harkins posted 16 saves to in Thursday's game at American.<br>(Wayne Tilcock, <i>Davis Enterprise</i>)
Goalie Hilary Harkins posted 16 saves to in Thursday's game at American.
(Wayne Tilcock, Davis Enterprise)

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April 3, 2006

Friday, Apr. 7 - STONY BROOK, 4:30 p.m.
Monday, Apr. 10 - at No. 16 Stanford, 7 p.m.
Note: this is a reschedule from the March 3 date

Mar. 24 - VERMONT (W, 11-9)
Mar. 26 - at Longwood (W, 9-7)
Mar. 28 - at No. 9 Richmond (L, 6-17)
Mar. 30 - at American (L, 7-9)

LAST WEEK: UC Davis made its first of two East Coast trips, beating Longwood then dropping games against 9th-ranked Richmond and American... Aggies led by as much as 8-3 vs. Lancers, then protected that margin en route to 9-7 win... In contrast, UC Davis trailed 7-0 and 8-1 at American before battling back to 8-6 deficit with 8:21 remaining... Freshman Patrice Clark performed her first collegiate hat trick, scoring four vs. Eagles... Junior Katie McMahon scored eight goals with three assists in the three games... She leads team with 40 goals and 11 assists, giving her 215 career points... That total easily surpasses previous Aggie recordholder Allison Stonebarger (194), who had 132 goals and 62 assists from 1998-2000...Junior Megan O'Connor had three draw controls at American, bringing her career total to 91... That passes up Jenny Shargel (89 from 1999-2000) for second in the school record books with only Naomi Coffman (100 from 2001-04) remaining... UC Davis still has six regular-season games plus the MPSF tournament left on the schedule... O'Connor also has 29 ground balls, second on team behind senior defender Nicole Frantz (32).

UP NEXT: UC Davis returns home to host Stony Brook on April 7, then plays its Mountain Pacific Sports Federation game at Stanford on Monday, April 10... Note: the Stanford game is a make-up date from the March 3 tilt, which was postponed due to unplayable field conditions... Stony Brook, member of the America East Conference, are 5-3 overall with a 1-1 record in league play... The Seawolves most recently topped Binghampton by a 17-8 final, getting four goals from junior midfielder Amy Taylor... Taylor leads Stony Brook with 21 goals while Kaitlin Leggio (sister of Kristie Leggio of Denver), is second with 20... The 16th-ranked Cardinal has a 5-5 record, having lost a 12-5 game to No. 5 North Carolina on Sunday and a 13-9 decision at No. 19 Dartmouth on Thursday.

"Overall for the week, we definitely battled. We beat Longwood, which is a great win for us. We had a big lead and held onto it. Richmond is just a tough, competitive team. I think it was a good lesson for our team to play such a top team. Their shots were harder, the players are stronger. They are a well-skilled team."

"All we needed against American was a spark. We just needed one goal to go in. We had a couple of chances in the first half, but they didn't work out. We were just holding on. Patrice was that spark, and it fired everybody up. We shouldn't have been down that much to begin the second half. We let two goals in the last three and a half minutes [before halftime]. Had we not done that, it would have been 4-0 at halftime. It would have made a big difference. Had we had more time, we would have come back and won that game. We definitely had the momentum."

"We put together four straight wins. LIU, Bucknell, Vermont and Longwood. This is not the same team that played Saint Mary's, Oregon and Denver. We've definitely seen an improvement in play. In transition, we're much better. We still need to add more offensive output from everybody, but we're pleased with a lot of things. "