Bryant Will scored three goals and had one assist, Bret Barrow had two goals and one assist, and Matt Carroll scored twice as 10th-ranked Dulaney upset defending champion Severna Park, 10-8, in last night's 4A-3A state title game at UMBC Stadium.
Down 7-1, late in the second period, No.6 Severna Park (18-3) scored six unanswered goals to tie it with 5:44 left in the third period - the last by Mac Chase, unassisted.
But Lions keeper Phil Reed (26 saves) recovered, making 10saves in the third period, after which the Lions (16-2) scored three straight for a 10-7 lead with 8:56 to play."I got scared, but I didn't let down," said Reed, a junior on a team that starts only four seniors. "None of us let down. It's the last game; you've got to give it all you have."
It marked the first title since the Lions, under 21-year coach Gary Schreiber, captured back-to-back titles in 1990 and '91. Schreiber, who was considering retirement after the season, said before the game that he planned to "stay around for one more year."
The sixth-ranked Falcons returned eight starters from last year's squad and had won five straight games, but the loss broke a run of eight consecutive state titles by Anne Arundel County schools.
Severna Park was led by Paul Burnett (three assists), Paul Gillette (two goals, one assist), Jerry Cornett (two goals) and Starke Mueller (two goals), but they'll never forget Reed."We changed our offense a little bit in the second half, changed some plays," said Reed, who stopped five of the Falcons' first seven shots in the first period and each of their first six in the second.
Reed got excellent team defensive help in the zone from Dave Budniakiewicz, Zac Jungers, Peter Sclafani, Matt Mitchell, Chris Bull, Josh Fine, Brian Leland and Mark McLewee."Everybody just stepped it up, putting people on the ground and getting everybody excited," Reed said.
And the Lions showed why they had outscored their opponents 123-10 in their previous seven straight victories, building a 7-2 halftime lead on 13shots, mostly by taking down Falcons defensemen one-on-one.
The Lions led 3-0 with 4:38 left in the first period on goals by Mike Obringer, Will and Carroll.
Obringer buried a dish from Barrow, who was behind the goal, and Will and Carroll each beat defenders to put their shots past Severna Park's Dan Korpon (two saves), who is 31-3 as a starter but was lifted in favor of Andrew Glassman in the second half.
On the Lions' last two goals of the first half, Barrow beat Maryland-bound Dave Wagner one-on-one with a short run to the right, and Will beat Cornell-bound Ryan McGarry on an inside roll for a doorstep goal.
Severna Park scored the first three goals of the third period 37seconds apart, and seemed to have regained control after tying the score.
But the Lions rode the momentum established by Reed for a 3-0 run of their own, capped by Carroll's goal to make it 10-7.
Goals by McLewee and Jon Spivey - the latter an extra-man score 53seconds before the fourth period - had given Dulaney a 9-7 lead heading into the fourth.
Last night's result
Dulaney 10, Severna Park 8
Glenelg vs. Hereford, 6