Paul VI Catholic soccer coach Meg Ashley was searching for explanations after the Fairfax school's 6-0 victory over Mercy of Baltimore yesterday in the final day of the two-day seventh annual Good Counsel tournament in Wheaton. Junior forward Laura Mowad had two goals and two assists for Paul VI.
In the second game, junior forward Jill Bowers scored an unassisted goal with 17 minutes 41 seconds remaining that led Catholic of Baltimore (1-1) over No. 1 Good Counsel, 1-0. The Falcons outshot Catholic, 15-9, but the Wheaton school could not find the back of the net and fell to 3-3 on the season.
"I have to find out what they ate . . . because they played so well," Ashley said. "I was very nervous before the game. I knew [Mercy] was a test to see where we are at and we passed it with flying colors."
Mercy, which defeated Good Counsel, 1-0, Saturday afternoon, had no answers against Paul VI, and was outshot, 33-8.
Junior midfielder Erin Hutnick, sophomore midfielder Danielle MacDonald, freshman midfielder Alli Opfer and sophomore forward Brennan Marsalo also scored for Paul VI.
Mercy Coach Geoff Daras said his team suffered a "huge letdown" against the Panthers after its victory against Good Counsel. "Once [Paul VI] got a goal or two, it broke our spirit and made it a long day," Daras said.