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Men's Soccer's Defense Ranked Among Nations Best

Sept. 27, 2000

The Boston College men's soccer team is ranked among the nation's best, according to the NCAA statistics released Sept. 26. The team is in the top 10 in two categories, team defense and shutouts per game. Senior goalkeeper Chris Hamblin is also ranked in the goals against average category.

The team has given up .68 goals per game, tying them for 10th in the nation. The team's .571 shutout percentage (four shutouts in seven games) puts them tied for sixth in the country. Hamblin's personal .68 goals against average is 16th-best in the NCAA.

In 1999, the Eagles allowed 1.30 goals per game and registered five shutouts in 17 games. Hamblin recorded a 1.22 GAA in 16 games.

Head coach Ed Kelly's squad has already surpassed their 1999 total in league victories of two and is currently seated in second place in the BIG EAST Conference standings with a 4-1 record. The Eagles have an overall record of 5-2.

Boston College will next face Harvard in Cambridge, Mass. on Sunday, Oct. 1, at 1 p.m.

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