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Missouri Class 2 sectional: Bayless vs. Soldan

Bayless coach David Pozzo looks on from the sideline during a Missouri Class 2 sectional boys soccer game on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at Bayless High School in St. Louis, Mo. Ben Loewnau,

What: Class 2 boys soccer state semifinal.

When, where: 2 p.m. Friday, Soccer Park, Fenton.

Records, rankings: Bayless, 21-4-2, No. 3 in small-schools rankings and No. 4 in Missouri Soccer Coaches Association Class 2 rankings; Lincoln is 18-5.

Previous meeting: None.

Quarterfinals: Bayless 2, Lutheran South 1 (2OT); Lincoln 2, St. Pius X-KC 1 (OT).

What's next: Winner plays in the Class 2 championship 4 p.m. Saturday; loser plays for third place at noon Saturday.

State history: Bayless finished third in Class 1 in 2012 in its only previous appearance; this is the first state appearance for Lincoln.

About Bayless: Bayless is a fairly young team with only five seniors. … Sophomore Jasmin Smajic has been the main man in goal, playing every minute and amassing a 1.23 goals against average. … The Bronchos have won four games in a row, dating back to consecutive losses to Principia and Cape Notre Dame. … Junior forward Avdo Sahbaz (28 goals, five assists) leads the Bronchos in scoring. … Bayless scores an average of 3.1 goals per game while giving up 0.8. … In Bayless' other state appearance, the Bronchos dropped a 4-1 semifinal decision to Springfield Catholic before beating St. Joseph LeBlond 2-1.

About Lincoln College Prep: Coached by Kayla Ervin, a former assistant who took over the program prior to this season. … While there are seven seniors on the Tigers' roster, there also are six freshmen and seven sophomores. … Five Tigers have scored in double digits this season, led by 20 goals apiece from senior forwards Parker Bata and Luis Ramirez. … Junior Marc Villanueva is the team's goalkeeper, and he owns eight shutouts.