Nov. 7, 2011
2011 NCAA Bracket
Chestnut Hill, MA -
For the ninth year in a row and 15th overall, Boston College is headed to the NCAA Tournament. The fourth seeded Eagles will host Marist on Sunday, November 13 at the Newton Soccer Field at 1 p.m.
The Eagles are seeded fourth in the Stanford Regional which includes the No. 1 Cardinal (19-0-1), No. 2 Oklahoma State (19-1-2) and No. 3 Auburn (14-6-2). If Boston College advances to the second round, it will play the winner of Santa Clara/California in Palo Alto, California.
Boston College and Marist played in the 2009 regular season. The Eagles defeated the Red Foxes, 4-0, behind two goals from Brooke Knowlton and a goal and assist from Gina DiMartino.
BC is currently ranked 20th by the NSCAA and TopDrawerSoccer.com. The team finished the season with an 11-5-2 record, while posting a 6-4-0 conference record (4th place). BC is one of nine ACC teams in the tournament, the most by any conference this season.
Last season Boston College hosted through the Sweet 16 and advanced to the College Cup. The Eagles run included wins over Hofstra, Boston University, West Virginia Since head coach Alison Foley arrived in 1997, the Eagles have been to the NCAA and Washington. It was the first time in program history the Eagles had advanced to the NCAA College Cup. Boston College finished the season ranked third in the country, the highest finish in program history.
Tournament 11 times, while advancing to the Sweet 16 seven times, four consecutive years. The team has also reached the Elite Eight in 2009 and 2010, along with the appearance in the 2010 College Cup. Foley is currently 200-95-28 while at Boston College.
Tickets for the game can be purchased at the gate on Sunday, November 13 at the Newton Soccer Field. Admission will be $7 for general admission and $3 for students and children.