St. Mary's girls soccer team seems to rely on Mo McDonough to make the passes, score the goals and lead the team to victories.
McDonough, who has been the team leader for the Saints, registering eight goals and five assists, scored their goal in yesterday's 1-1 tie with Catholic at Herring Run Park and also in Monday's 1-1 tie with John Carroll.
St. Mary's coach Jerry Tobin said that until his squad plays as a team and stop relying on one player, the seventh-ranked Saints will continue to struggle.
"She [McDonough] can't do everything herself," Tobin said. "She needs help. 'When in doubt, give the ball to Mo.' That seems to be the mentality going on. Until we smarten up as a team, then we are not going to win a majority of our games and be successful."
The Saints haven't been winning a majority of their games recently. After starting the season with three wins, St. Mary's has one victory in its past six games. With yesterday's loss, the Saints dropped to 4-3-2 overall and 1-2-3 in the Catholic League A Division. Catholic remains in the basement of the conference with a 0-4-2 mark, 4-5-2 overall.
Tobin said the Saints are "searching for answers. We will see if we can figure it out, but the season is getting shorter."
Catholic's Marie Marrow rifled a shot past St. Mary's goaltender Erin Hon at the 11:00 mark, putting the Cubs ahead 1-0.
McDonough tied it 1-1 when she got an unassisted goal at the 37-minute mark of the first half.
In the second half, both squads had chances to win in the final minutes. McDonough's direct shot with five minutes remaining was stopped by goaltender Jessica Paugh, and Catholic let a ball on a throw-in roll right to Hon with less than a minute to go.
* Dulaney 1, Franklin 0, 2OT: Amy Vaughn knocked in the game-winning goal at 5:21 of the second overtime as visiting No. 6 Dulaney (6-1, 5-0) edged Franklin (3-1-1, 3-1) in a Baltimore County 4A-3A game.
* John Carroll 6, Mercy 1: Krystin Porcella scored two goals and Amity Torbit added a goal and an assist as host John Carroll (6-0-3, 4-0-3) used a five-goal second half to roll over No. 15 Mercy (3-4-1, 2-3-1) in Catholic League A Division action.
* McDonogh 5, Spalding 0: Freshman Laurie Schwoy had two goals as host McDonogh (11-2, 5-1) beat visiting Spalding in a Catholic League A Division game.
* Perry Hall 6, Catonsville 1: Junior halfback Chris Ude scored two goals and senior striker Brad Bornman added a goal and an assist as the Gators beat the Comets in Baltimore County 4A-3A action.
* Perry Hall 3, Dulaney 0: Tracy Morgan served 18-for-18 and Hee Lim went 11-for-11 as the Gators (8-0, 6-0) swept the Lions, 15-6, 15-11, 15-5, in Baltimore County 4A-3A action.
* Centennial 3, Wilde Lake 0: Centennial (7-0, 7-0) defeated host Wilde Lake (0-8, 0-7), 15-1, 15-2, 15-4, in Howard County action. Sandy Palasek had seven aces and one kill and Laurie Taneyhill had four kills and two aces for the Eagles.