Severna Park senior attackman Tommy Williams has a clear idea of what will happen when his Falcons meet two-time defending state champion Dulaney in this week's Class 4A-3A boys lacrosse state championship game.
"They're going to get beat. That's pretty much what it's going to come down to," Williams said. "They've won it the past two years, and they better watch out, because we're going to come out strong and play hard. And if we don't, it's going to be a real close game."
Last night, Williams scored seven goals and registered an assist, and senior attackman Andrew Ostrusky added five goals to lead No. 10 Severna Park to a 16-5 rout of Churchill of Montgomery County in a Class 4A-3A state semifinal at Broadneck.
The Falcons (15-4) advanced to their third state championship game in the last four years. This final, set for 8 p.m.Wednesday at UMBC, will be a rematch of the 2000 state title game won by Dulaney. Severna Park's only state crown came in 1999.
The Falcons took the suspense out of their semifinal early, scoring on six of their first seven shots and racing to a 12-0 lead with 5:27 to play in the second quarter. Severna Park dominated every aspect of the game, outshooting Churchill 38-20 and winning 15 of 23 faceoffs.
Senior midfielder J.P. Murphy also scored three goals, senior midfielder Chris Ortel added three assists, and senior attack Mike Osborne had two assists for Severna Park.
Doug Shields scored twice for Churchill (14-5), which was without leading scorer Adam Goldstein. He broke his leg with 23 seconds to play in the regional final against Damascus and watched last night from a wheelchair on the sidelines. Senior attack Adam Berg added a goal and an assist.
"We wanted to come out hard and just put them away in the beginning," Ostrusky said. "We came out and did our job."