Brian Peterson's second goal of the game, on a penalty kick with 9 minutes, 50 seconds to play, lifted fourth-ranked Severna Park over host and No. 6 Broadneck, 2-1, in a key Anne Arundel County 4A League game last night.
The penalty was called when Broadneck's Mark Patrick, a junior defender from Harrogate, England, committed an inadvertent hand-ball when Peterson's direct kick struck him in the face.
Peterson drilled his penalty shot past Bruins (0-1, 1-1) keeper Sean Tettemer and into the lower, left corner. The goal broke a 1-1 tie forged four minutes earlier when Broadneck's Matt Weimer headed in a long throw-in by Rich Aftoora.
Severna Park (1-0, 1-1), playing on Broadneck's home field for the third straight year, had taken a 1-0 lead when Peterson converted Mark Budzinski's give-and-go feed in the 14th minute.
"Anybody who watched knows that the better team lost," Peterson said. "I feel sorry for them losing on a penalty kick, because they outplayed us all the way."
"But I'm sure we'll see them again in the playoffs."
In other games: Teddy Oh, Josh Baer and Stu Amateau scored, as third-ranked Centennial slipped past 10th-ranked Calvert Hall, Jose Alonso had a goal and an assist in St. Paul's 3-2 victory over visiting Loyola.
Jim Shaffer scored three goals, as eighth-ranked Towson routed visiting Woodlawn, 9-0.
Dean Coccia and Steve Kopp scored a goal each for Chesapeake (Anne Arundel), as the host Cougars defeated Old Mill, 2-0.
Pat Mohrs' two goals led visiting Archbishop Spalding over St. Mary's, 3-0.
Athan Sunderland and Fred Lohr each scored a goal, as Gilman defeated Cardinal Gibbons, 2-0.
John Pellegrini's first-half goal lifted John Carroll over visiting Mount St. Joseph, 1-0.
Jeremy Trimble, Steve Trainor and Andy Clapsaddle each had a goal, as visiting Lutheran beat Arlington Baptist, 3-0.
Howie Schwartz and Dom Apollon scored goals in host McDonogh's 2-0 win over Friends.
Nick Hynson had a goal and an assist, as Glen Burnie defeated Southern (Anne Arundel), 3-0.
Aron Bassoff scored three goals in Liberty's 6-0 win against visiting Francis Scott Key.
Amanda Simmons scored three goals in visiting Meade's 5-1 victory over Northeast.
Patapsco had goals from six different players, as the visiting Patriots routed Dundalk, 18-0.
Amy Myers scored four goals, as Chesapeake (Anne Arundel) defeated Old Mill, 6-1.