March 4, 2011

UC Davis Tops Temple for Fourth Straight Win

from press release

PHILADELPHIA -- Senior Christina Corsa scored a game-high five goals while sophomore Hannah Mirza contributed a hat trick, leading UC Davis to a 15-7 win over Temple in non-conference collegiate women's lacrosse action at Geasey Field Friday afternoon.

The Aggies win their fourth straight contest, improving to 4-1 for the year. The Owls slip to 1-2 overall.

Corsa scored four of her goals in the second half, helping UC Davis pull away from a 5-5 tie at the break. Senior Gina Hoffmire, sophomore Anna Geissbuhler and freshman Meghan Jordan added two goals for the Aggies, while junior defender Vannessa Jamison tallied a goal and two assists. Freshman goalkeeper Jordan Majka posted a season-high nine saves, facing 21 Temple shots.

Five different Owl players scored one goal each, with sophomore Kellee Pace providing a goal and an assist for two points.

Although Jordan opened with an Elizabeth Datino-assisted goal in the fourth minute, Temple jumped to a 3-1 lead through the first 12 minutes of play. Senior co-captain Rachael Martinez won the next draw for UC Davis, setting up a Jordan-to-Mirza goal with 17:42 to go and igniting a run of four unanswered Aggie goals. But the Owls hit two goals in the final five minutes before halftime to knot the score at 5-5.
UC Davis shot 10-for-13 after the intermission to take down the contest. Corsa hit her second goal in the 39th minute to extend the Aggie lead to 7-5, then Mirza posted a goal and assist in a 4-0 run to put UC Davis up by 11-6 with 14 minutes remaining. Majka stopped three shots down the final stretch, only allowing an eight-meter shot by Owl freshman Kelly Syphard at the 12:14 mark.

The Aggies complete their first East Coast road trip with a game at Detroit on Sunday. Game time from Titan Field is 11 a.m. Eastern, 8 a.m. Pacific.

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