No. 1 Oakland Mills (2-0) used a ball-control offense and a deep bench to defeat No. 10 Calvert Hall (0-2) yesterday in soccer, 2-0.
Clint Peay's goal at the 27-minute, 45-second mark, broke open what had been a close, physical game.
Peay, a 16-and-under national team player last year, dribbled through five defenders on a 45-yard run that culminated in a hard shot to the upper right corner of the net past diving goalie Larry Rohleder.
"We knew we could play with them for the first 20 minutes, but then we got down after Peay scored," Calvert Hall coach Bill Karpovich said. "No one wanted a piece of him [Peay], and he just buried them."
Said Rohleder, "We gave him [Peay] too much respect."
Oakland Mills is playing a new style of offense that emphasizes one-on-one dribbling.
"My players are told to take on four or five opposing players at a time," Oakland Mills coach Don Shea said.
The Scorpions had several other opportunities in that first half but failed to convert.
Oakland Mills substituted freely and kept its starters fresh.
Four minutes into the second half, Oakland Mills scored its second goal, when Mike Fitzgibbon headed in a corner kick from Ike Roh.
In other games: Todd Lord scored a goal from an assist by Eamon McCormick 4:00 into the first overtime to lead host St. Mary's (3-1) over Friends (0-2), 1-0.
Howie Schwartz scired a goal off a pass from Nick Bershak with 2:00 remaining in the first half to lift host McDonogh (4-0) to a 2-1 victory over Cardinal Gibbons.
Brad Reinhart scored three goals to lead visiting Broadneck (1-0) to a 4-1 win over Queen Anne's (0-1).
Du Pak had two goals and an assist and his brother, Chong, added a goal and an assist, as host Mount Carmel beat City (0-1), 4-0.
Eric Holland, Mike McQuaid and Nick Darling scored, as visiting Mount Hebron (1-1) defeated Aberdeen (0-2), 3-0.
Roman Romalis had two goals and two assists, as Pikesville (1-0) routed visiting Woodlawn, 12-1.
Steve Gorham, Joel Oswald and Scott Hash each had a goal, as host Havre de Grace (1-0) defeated Rising Sun (0-1), 3-0.
Jody Hailsip scored three goals and Nick Cosentino added two, as North County defeated host Northeast, 5-0.
Gui Valladaref scored both goals in Owings Mills' (1-0) 2-1 overtime victory over visiting Randallstown (0-2).
Mark Dunaway scored, as Mount St. Joseph (1-1) defeated visiting Wilde Lake (0-2), 1-0.