Corsa Leads UC Davis as Aggies Run by Wagner

Staten Island, NY– Christina Corsa scored five goals and Gina Hoffmire added four goals as the University of California-Davis (UC-Davis) defeated Wagner College 19-4 in women's lacrosse action at Wagner College Stadium.

In winning their seventh straight game, the Aggies improve to 7-1 on the season while the Seahawks fall to 1-6.

UC-Davis galloped out to an early 6-0 lead before Wagner got on the board via a goal by junior midfielder Lauren Petrik (Baldwinsville, NY/ Baldwinsville) off an assist from junior defender Denieda McCullough with 22:12 remaining in the opening half. Following a Corso goal, Wagner scored its second goal of the game, this one sent home by McCullough off a Petrik assist which came at the 15:05 mark of the first half.

UC-Davis then ended the half on a 5-0 run to seize as 12-2 halftime lead. Wagner received second-half goals from freshman Leea Sinay (Marcellus, NY/ Marcellus) and junior midfielder Carolyn Clark (Syracuse, NY/ Westhill). Freshman Morgan Roach (Syracuse, NY/ Westhill) gained the start in goal and recorded 12 saves in a 51-minute stint before giving way to senior Marcela Hernandez (Freeport, NY/ Freeport) who played the final nine minutes of the game.

UC-Davis out-shot Wagner 35-11, led in ground balls 19-11 and in draw controls, 17-8. In addition to her five goals, Corsa assisted on three others to finish with eight points on the afternoon. Hoffmire had one assist to finish with five points. Vanessa Jamison Anna Geissbuhler had four points apiece as each tallied three goals and one assist. Jordan Majka had four saves in goal for the Aggies.

The Seahawks are next in action on Friday, March 22 when they host local rival LIU in the Northeast Conference opener for both teams. Opening draw is set for 4:00 pm.

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STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Senior Christina Corsa tallied five goals and three assists while Gina Hoffmire, Vannessa Jamison and Anna Geissbuhler also performed hat tricks, sparking UC Davis to a 19-4 win over Wagner in women's collegiate lacrosse action at College Stadium Tuesday afternoon.

The Aggies, winners of seven straight, improve to 7-1 for the season. The Seahawks slip to 1-6. Tuesday's win marks the sixth occasion on which UC Davis has scored 19 or more goals in a game in 2011. The Aggies lead all Division I teams in scoring offense.

Corsa scored three goals in the first half, helping her team craft an 11-2 lead at the break, then added two goals and two assists in the second period. Hoffmire chipped in four goals and an assist, while Jamison and Geissbuhler each posted 3-1-4 offensive charts. Sophomore Hannah Mirza scored two goals and won six draw controls, continuing her school record-breaking pace in the latter category.

The Aggies dominated the Seahawks in shots (35-11), ground balls (19-11) and draw controls (17-8) in a game in which they never surrendered the lead. Mirza scored two goals and Geissbuhler had a goal and assist in a run of six unanswered goals during the first

6:28 of play. Wagner junior Denieda McCullough assisted Lauren Petrik on her team's first goal in the eighth minute, then Petrik set up McCullough with a goal at the 15:05 mark to close the gap to 7-2.

However, UC Davis never allowed its host any closer in the contest: Corsa scored four goals in a 7-0 stretch to stretch the margin to 14-2 with 22:36 remaining in the second.

Geissbuhler converted assists from Corsa and Kristi Irgens to spark a 4-0 run down the final stretch of the game. The Seahawks managed only one shot in the final 13 minutes of the game, a Sam Morin attempt that struck the cage.

The Aggies, who raised their scoring average to 18.25 goals per game, continue their Spring Break road trip with a game at Iona at noon Pacific on Wednesday.


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