Junior Britt Farquharson and sophomore Christina Corsa each scored four goals while senior Patrice Clark added a hat trick, helping UC Davis hold onto an 11-5 halftime lead in a 16-13 victory over St. Mary’s in non-conference action on Thursday night.
The Aggies improve to 5-10 for the season while the Gaels fall to 3-11.
Corsa added two assists and Farquharson had four draw controls to pair with their respective scoring totals. Jacklyn Taylor, Gina Hoffmire, Molly Lapolla, Molly Peterson and Rachael Martinez also had one goal apiece for UC Davis.
UC Davis, which outshot its guests by a 21-9 margin in the first half, tended to score in two-goal bursts. Farquharson and Peterson hit goals in the 17th minute to put the Aggies up by a 5-3 margin, Farquharson and Clark scored in the 22nd minute to stretch the lead to 8-5.
Farquharson and Corsa then had goals in the 27th minute to send the Aggies into the break with an 11-5 lead. UC Davis further extended its advantage to 13-6 as Clark posted a goal and an assist within a span of 25 seconds during the 34th minute.
Amy Daniels‘ second-half offense helped St. Mary’s cut the lead to 16-12 with 13:17 left in the game. Freshman Brittany McMorris then reduced the Aggie lead to just three when she converted a pass from Maggie Schwab at the 54:54 mark. The Gaels managed to escape a three-minute short-handed span in the second half to stay in the game.
Freshman Vannessa Jamison, making her first collegiate start, had all of her three caused turnovers and two ground balls down the stretch to help UC Davis protect its diminishing lead.
Peterson enjoyed an all-around game as well, registering two steals, two ground balls and three draw controls to her offensive contributions of a goal and assist.
The Aggies return to action for the MPSF Tournament on Thursday. The event will be hosted by Stanford.
Aggie Digest is compiled by the California Aggie sports staff with briefs from the UC Davis athletics website, ucdavisaggies.com.