Nov. 8, 1997
B.C. Loses in Big East Quarterfinals, 1-0
JAMAICA, N.Y. - St. John's junior forward Jimmy Buscemi converted a penalty kick at 32:16 to give the top-seeded Red Storm a 1-0 victory over eighth-seeded Boston College in the quarterfinal round of the BIG EAST Championship Tournament at John DaSilva Memorial Field in Jamaica, N.Y.
The win moved St. John's into the tournament's semifinal round, where it will play the winner of the Notre Dame-Seton Hall quarterfinal contest. Boston College finished its season at 5-9-2.
The Eagles played the Red Storm tough in this meeting. St. John's outshot the Eagles by only a 6-4 margin, while both goalkeepers -- BC freshman Chris Hamblin and SJU senior Kris DaCosta -- made two saves. DaCosta earned his fifth consecutive shutout in the win. He has not allowed a goal in more than 500 minutes this season.
Earlier this season -- on September 26 -- St. John's defeated host Boston College, 2-0. In that match, St. John's dominated play and outshot BC, 11-4.
Boston College (5-9-2)......... 0 0 - 0
St. John's (16-2-2)..........1 0 - 1
SCORING: SJ, Jimmy Buscemi (penalty kick) 32:16.
SAVES: BC, Chris Hamblin 2; SJ, Kris DaCosta 2.