Batting for one of the final MIAA A Conference soccer playoff seeds, the John Carroll boy’s soccer picked up a key victory, Tuesday, topping visiting St. Paul’s, 2-0, in Bel Air.

Ryan Waugh and Hayden Gaeng netted the Patriot goals with Christian Beteta and Franco Caltabiano each registering one assist.

With the victory, John Carroll (5-8-2 overall) improved to 4-6-1 in the A Conference and moved ahead of Loyola in the battle for the sixth and final playoff position. The Patriots now have 13 points to the Dons’ 12.

John Carroll will return to action on Friday at No. 11 Gilman. St. Paul’s slipped to 1-10-1 overall and in league play.