UC Davis, UNC Win the WCLA Division 1, 2 Championships

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. The final day of the 2012 US Lacrosse Women's Collegiate Lacrosse Associates (WCLA) National Championships saw a pair of upsets in the championship games.

In Division I, 10th-seeeded UC Davis Club held top-seeded Colorado State to just a single goal in the second half, and none in the final 24 minutes, to beat the Rams 9-7. UC Davis' Molly Fensterwald scored three straight goals, eventually giving the Aggies an 8-7 lead with 12:49 to play and then assisted Jessica Dresser's goal with 10:35 left. UC Davis was able to stall out the majority of the clock from there.

Fensterwald had four goals and two assists for a game-high six points and Dresser and Kristi Irgens both had two goals for UC Davis. Amy Corstorphine made seven saves for UC Davis. Caroline Freyschlag had two goals for Colorado State and Brenna Mefford had a goal and two assists. Natalie Dubas made six saves.

In Division II, Margolis scored the game-winning goal on a free position shot with 1:50 to play to lift North Carolina Club over top-seeded Towson Club 9-8 to avenge a pair of losses from earlier this season. Towson took an 8-7 lead on Beth Ann Jancuska's goal with 9:26 left, but did not score again. Sarah Kennedy tied it up for UNC with 4:48 remaining and then Margolis sunk the game winner.

Margolis paced the UNC offense with two goals and two assists, and Alexis Thieme and Holland Woodbury each had two goals. Madeleine Loeb made 11 saves for the Tar Heels. Lindsay Kibler led Towson with three goals and an assist.

Recaps of Saturday's consolation games follow:

Division I

Florida Club 18, Michigan 15: Anna DeGiovanni (4g, 1a) and McKinley Carden (1g, 4a) each had five-point days to lead Florida Club past Michigan 18-15. The Gators jumped out to an early 5-1 lead, only to see Michigan come back to take a 9-7 halftime lead. Lindsay Higham's goal with 12:36 to play put Florida up 12-11 and they never relinquished the lead again. Brittini Peck and Nicole White each added three goals for Florida. Ani Shekerjian led Michigan with five goals and an assist and Katie Mezwa added three goals.

Santa Clara 14, UC Santa Barbara 12 (OT): Maggie Burke scored with 18 seconds left in regulation to force overtime and then scored goals in both overtime periods to lead Santa Clara to a 14-12 overtime win against UC Santa Barbara. Burke finished with six goals for Santa Clara and Maria Pestana added two goals and six assists. Maegan Cruse led UCSB with three goals and an assist and Megan Dawe also scored three goals.

UCLA 10, Central Florida 8 (OT): UCLA scored two goals in the final two minutes of regulation to force overtime and then Morgan Oberstein and Antoinette Brou scored in overtime to lead the Bruins past Central Florida 10-8. Oberstein had four goals and two assists and Allie Simpson had two goals, including the game-tying goal with 1:23 left in the second half. Chelsey Tuell led UCF with three goals, Lauren Aymat had two and Kaitlin Booth made 10 saves.

Colorado 13, BYU 11: Colorado jumped out to an 8-1 lead on BYU and held off a late BYU rally to beat the Cougars 13-11. Alexa Jellison and Sara Tanabe each had three goals for Colorado. Brooke Smith led BYU with four goals and Kristen Lund added three.

Texas 15, Chapman 6: Texas scored 10 straight goals to open the second half and break a 5-5 tie and defeated Chapman 15-6. Clayton Crum scored five goals for the Longhorns and Kristina Ellice Tan added three. Abbey Messmer had three goals and an assist for Chapman.

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2012-05-12



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