DIVISION-II STATE FIRST ROUND
BAYLOR 3, JOHN PAUL II 0
• Halftime score: 0-0.
• Goals: Ramsey Seagle, Max Kanerva, Lucas Baker.
• Assists: Julian Baker 2.
• Shots: 8-8.
• Saves: Henrique Ribiero 8 (B); Matthew Nelson 5 (PJP II).
• Record: Baylor 6-6-5.
NASHVILLE — Sixth-seeded Baylor erupted in the second half to beat fourth seed Pope John Paul II 3-0 in the first round of the Division II state boys’ soccer tournament Saturday.
The Red Raiders scored six minutes into the second half on a penalty kick by Ramsey Seagle, after Max Kanerva was taken down in the box. The flow went back and forth after that, but again it was Baylor finishing a scoreless sequence with Kanerva drilling a 20-yard shot into the net from a Julian Baker pass in the 57th minute.
Baker assisted on a score by Lucas Baker in the 73rd minute.
Henrique Ribiero was credited with eight saves for the Red Raiders, who improved to 6-6-5.
“I am very proud of our guys to go on the road and get a huge win in the state tournament,” Baylor coach Curtis Blair said. He cited Peter Bearisto, Jeff Shibata, Trantum Workman, Will Hitchcock, Ribiero and Julian Baker as playing “very well.”