ERIE-Warren finished just one stroke behind McDowell with a score of 168 to take third in Thursday's megamatch at JC Martin Golf Course.
Megan Smoulder and Rachel Wilson led the Lady Dragons with rounds of 37 and 38, respectively. Grace Brzozowski of Mercyhurst Prep shot the day's low of 32 followed by Smoulder, Carly Yovich of Fort LeBoeuf, Lia Fatica of Villa Maria, Wilson, and Villa's Annie Ciacchini.
"Rachel Wilson and Megan Smoulder really brought it tonight firing in the 30s," said Warren coach Tom Smoulder. "Plus, the other three played excellent which helped us achieve our lowest total score in at least four years. We are in a good place right now and should have an excellent September."
Clancy Fyock shot a 46, Libby Hammond shot a 47, and Abby Cromwell shot a 53 to round out the Warren lineup. Villa was the overall winner once again with a score of 156.
The Lady Dragons visit Union City on Tuesday.
Medalists: 1. Grace Brzozowski (MP) 32, T2. Megan Smoulder (W) 37, T2. Carly Yovich (FLB) 37, T2. Lia Fatica (VM) 37, T5. Rachel Wilson (W) 38, T5. Annie Ciacchini (VM) 38.
Team scores: 1. Villa Maria 156, 2. McDowell 167, 3. Warren 168, 4. Mercyhurst Prep 173, 5. Fort LeBoeuf 181, 6. Union City 199, 7. North East 227, 8. Strong Vincent 230, X. Meadville (no score).
Warren: Megan Smoulder 37, Rachel Wilson 38, Libby Hammond 47, Abby Cromwell 53, Clancy Fyock 46