Goalkeeper Julia Schreiber came up with one of her best efforts of the soccer season when McDonogh needed it most, helping the third-ranked Eagles to a 0-0 tie with Washington-area power Good Counsel yesterday in Wheaton.
Schreiber made seven saves for McDonogh (11-3-1), including punching a high, hard shot over the crossbar with 20 minutes to play.
The tie ended a three-game losing streak for the Eagles against the Falcons, who received honorable mention in the most recent National Soccer Coaches Association of America poll and entered the game ranked fourth in The Washington Post's top 10.
Amanda Carta finished with four saves for Good Counsel (10-2-1), backing a defense that kept the Eagles without any good scoring chances.
No. 1 John Carroll 4, Kenwood 0: The Patriots scored three goals in the second half to cruise past the host Bluebirds (9-4-1).
Alison Humphries, Rachael Layer and Melissa Gomes all scored in the second half after Ashley Myers opened the scoring in the first as John Carroll improved to 14-0.
Casey Wheat recorded 19 saves in goal for Kenwood.
Towson Catholic 5, Mount Carmel 2: Amanda Gregory scored three times to lead the host Owls (4-9) to an Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland C Conference win.
No. 3 Gilman 12, Landon 7: The host Greyhounds (5-1) outlasted the Bears (5-2) in a non-league contest, getting 107 rushing yards from John Pagliaro and 93 from David Johnson.
Gilman's Luke Bell kicked two field goals to seal the victory.
No. 7 Archbishop Curley 55, Severn 42: The visiting Friars set a Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association record with 575 rushing yards as they held off the Admirals for the B Conference victory.
Rob Daniels, Glenn Williams and Derrick Young combined for eight touchdowns for Curley, which improved to 6-1 overall and 3-0 in the league.
Severn got a four-touchdown day from quarterback Jamaal Jones and cut Curley's lead to five points with less than three minutes left but still fell to 3-4, 1-1.
No. 9 Eastern Tech 40, Towson 7: Jaamar Davis had five carries for 118 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Mavericks (6-1) over the visiting Generals (3-4).
Linebacker Justin Whitlock led Eastern Tech's defense with 14 tackles and one sack.
Calvert Hall 31, Mount St. Joseph 14: Mike Newton helped the visiting Cardinals even their MIAA A Conference record at 1-1, scoring twice to spark the win over the Gaels (2-4, 0-2).
Evan Williams returned an interception 33 yards for a touchdown to cap a 21-point surge that helped Calvert Hall (3-4 overall) put the game away.
Georgetown Prep Classic: The top-ranked C. Milton Wright girls easily captured the seeded division at the meet in North Bethesda, placing three runners in the top 15 to finish with 73 points, 48 ahead of second place Westfield (Va.).
Allison Barnes was the Mustangs' top finisher, placing fourth after completing the 5,000-meter course in 19 minutes, 4.24 seconds. C. Milton Wright's Kelli Buck was 10th in 19:32.47 and Sara Bailey was 14th in 19:44.27.
Lauren Childs of fourth-ranked Bryn Mawr finished third in 18:56.40.
Other area teams in the top 10 were No. 2 Dulaney (fourth with 197 points), No. 5 Broadneck (seventh, 302) and No. 6 Maryvale (10th, 357).