Boston Will Meet Aztecs

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NEWTON, Mass. (AP) — Midfielder Joseph Jelinek scored on a long boot early and goalie Jan Michniewski made the goal stand up Thursday night as the Boston Minutemen edged the Baltimore Comets 1-0 in a North American Soccer League quarter-final playoff game.

Jelinek beat Baltimore goalkeeper Lincoln Phillips with a 75-foot rising shot into the upper left hand corner and that was all the Minutemen needed to advance to the semifinal round against the Western Division Aztecs Saturday night in Los Angeles.

Michniewski, just back after being sidelined with a hand injury, came up with 15 saves. His teammates had 30 shots on the Baltimore goal.

The game drew 9,713 fans at Boston College's Alumni Stadium.