YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – The Cardinal Mooney Cardinals had their hands full with Maryland power Mount Saint Joseph to open their 2015 campaign, losing 53-12.
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Mount Saint Joseph jumped out to an early 15 point lead after recovering a fumble and taking it back 14 yards for the score with 5:43 remaining in the first quarter.
Leading 18-0 in the second quarter, Mount Saint Joseph found the endzone twice on the ground increasing the lead to 32-0 with 3:26 remaining in the first half.
With :20 seconds remaining in the opening half, Mooney finally got into the endzone on a Devon McNutt one yard touchdown run making it 32-6.
In the third quarter, Mount Saint Joseph found the endzone again on a five yard run to increase their lead to 39-6.
A 22 yard touchdown pass from Patrick Pelini to Michael Williams with 1:40 remaining in the third quarter made it 39-12.
With :12 seconds remaining in the quarter, Mount Saint Joseph scored on a 63 yard touchdown pass to make the lead 46-12.
Mooney will travel to Boardman in week two.