Oct. 30, 2000
The BIG EAST Conference has announced that the Boston College men's soccer team will face Georgetown in the opening round of the annual league tournament on Sunday, Nov. 5, at 12 p.m. at the Newton Campus Soccer Field in Newton, Mass.
The Eagles are making their first trip to the tournament since 1997, when they were the eighth seed and fell to top-seeded St. John's, 1-0, in the opening round. Head Coach Ed Kelly's squad amassed a 7-3-1 league record this season after posting a 2-9 mark in 1999. This season, Boston College was selected ninth in the preseason BIG EAST Coaches' Poll.
The game is a rematch of both teams' final league game of the season. On Oct. 27, the Hoyas traveled to the Heights and fell, 1-0, to the Eagles. Sophomore Bobby Thompson netted the decisive score in the 14th minute on a feed from junior Chris Cleary and senior Jorgen Lie. Senior keeper Chris Hamblin recorded his seventh shutout of the season on eight saves, including a leaping save on a shot just under the crossbar to preserve the win. The game determined which team would earn the homefield advantage in the playoffs.