Colby Rhodes had all of his 10 points (seven goals, three assists) in the first half as defending 4A-3A state champion Severna Park routed visiting Anne Arundel County rival Old Mill, 17-2, yesterday.
Eric Lusby (two goals, three assists) and Sean Price (three goals) also played key roles for the 10th-ranked Falcons.
Jed Barnes (one goal) and Simon Rupert helped provide an 18-5 advantage in faceoffs for the Falcons (9-1 overall, 8-0 league), who won the game's first seven faceoffs.
Severna Park dominated early, leading 7-0 entering the second quarter and 13-0 at halftime.
"We showed we're the best public school team in Maryland," said Kevin Zichelli, part of a defense with Mark Hepburn and Porter Johnson that shut down the Patriots (8-2, 7-1). "We fired out on our slides. We're coming after everybody."
Severna Park's Andrew Gvozden (eight saves) and Jeff Lowman (six) y split time in goal.
Old Mill's Ryan Eller made 12 saves.
Rhodes, 6 feet 3, has 30 goals and 16 assists on the year, and 120 goals and 76 assists for his career.
No. 1 Boys' Latin 13, No. 8 Gilman 5 -- Jake Hagelin made 13 saves and allowed only two goals in three quarters to help the Lakers (13-1) beat the Greyhounds (4-8). Boys' Latin had nine players score at least one goal.
No. 9 Severn 9, No. 3 McDonogh 8 -- Nick Elsmo led the Admirals (8-6) to an upset victory over the host Eagles (15-4). Elsmo scored four goals and added two assists for Severn. Alex Plavner stopped 16 shots for the Admirals. Andrew Feinberg kept McDonogh close, scoring four goals and adding an assist.
Sun staff reports contributed to this article.