McDonogh puts away J. Carroll, 2-0, puts on crown Girls soccer

November 05, 1993|By Lem Satterfield | Lem Satterfield,Staff Writer

McDonogh co-coaches Maurice Boylan and Ted Scocos were aware of John Carroll's Catholic League A Division tournament dominance.

But last night at Utz Twardowicz Field, their top-ranked Eagles (19-0) gave the queens of Catholic soccer the royal boot, 2-0, in the title game on goals by the area's top scorer, Laurie Schwoy (49 goals, 19 assists), and stopper Liz French.

CIt was their third victory over the third-seeded Patriots (10-4-2), who have won a league-high four tournament crowns, but John Carroll's stubborn defensive effort lent credence to its eight title appearances in the tournament's 10 years.

McDonogh has outscored its opponents 80-12 and outshot the Patriots 47-5. Keeper Katie McAveney (13 saves) kept the Patriots in it.

Patriots coach Joe Rehrmann kept waiting for the Eagles to "punch themselves out," but they kept pounding, behind sweeper Alison Schroeder, French and Alaina Lawson.

Midfielder Christina Coroneos and running mate Kara Cristaldi sparked the transition, which resulted in goals late in each half.

French banged in Schwoy's indirect kick 1:38 before halftime. Schwoy was marked heavily by Elaina Morris but managed 23 shots at the goal. She scored with 6:55 left in the game, heading in a corner kick by Coroneos.

"She [Morris] kept bumping me and kicking my heels," Schwoy said. "She talked some trash, but I kept getting shots off. I knew one would go in."

"We played unbelievable tonight," said Schroeder, four-time all-league. "I mean, everybody contributed."

Schroeder and Coroneos were freshmen when McDonogh went 8-8 four years ago; now, it is ranked fifth nationally by USA Today.

"We're undefeated and I'm speechless," Coroneos said. "We've worked so hard to get here."

* Severn 3, Seton Keough 0. Senior Sarah Long had two goals and sophomore Monique Jennings had a goal and two assists, as Severn (11-1-2) won the Catholic League B Division championship at Utz Twardowicz Field by beating Seton Keough (10-6-1).

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