Oct. 25, 2000
The quarterfinal pairings have been set for the 2000 BIG EAST
Women's Soccer Championship, with West Virginia claiming the final spot
tonight by virtue of a 3-1 victory over visiting Georgetown.
Notre Dame has known its quarterfinal opponent for several weeks,
as the Irish will play host to Miami on Sunday, Oct. 29 (1:00 p.m.) in a
rematch of their 1999 BIG EAST quarterfinal matchup (a 5-0 Notre Dame win).
The BIG EAST semifinals (Nov. 3) and championship game (Nov. 5)
also will be held at Notre Dame's Alumni Field, with the final game to be
telecast live by three Fox Sports Net affiliates and three other regional
sports cable stations (see list below).
The quarterfinal action will get underway on Saturday, Oct. 28,
with Syracuse playing at Rutgers in a 4:00 p.m. game. The Orangewomen
(13-7-0 overall) finished third in the northeast division with a 3-2-0
divisional record while Rutgers (9-8-2) claimed second place in the
Mid-Atlantic Division, with a 3-2-1 record.
Sunday will feature three quarterfinal games, beginning with Seton
Hall's noon matchup at Boston College. The Pirates (7-10-1) finished third
in the Mid-Atlantic Division (3-3-0) while the Eagles (12-6-0) are the No.
2 seed from the Northeast Division (4-1-0).
Unbeaten Notre Dame (17-0-1)-which has owned the nation's top
ranking for the past six weeks-will open the postseason at home with a 1:00
p.m. game versus the University of Miami (2-3-0), which finished fourth in
the Northeast Division at 2-3-0. The Irish posted a 6-0-0 mark in
Mid-Atlantic Division play and are 25-0-1 in their last 26 games versus BIG
EAST Conference teams (ND is 67-3-2 vs. BIG EAST teams since joining the
conference in 1995).
Sunday's final quarterfinal matchup will feature West Virginia
(15-4-0, 3-3-0 Mid-Atlantic) at Connecticut (13-5-2, 5-0-0 Northeast), with
a 1:00 p.m. start.
BIG EAST Quarterfinals
Saturday, Oct. 28
Syracuse (Northeast #3) at Rutgers (Mid-Atlantic #2) 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 29
Seton Hall (MA #3) at Boston College (NE #2) Noon
Miami (NE #4) at Notre Dame (MA #1) 1:00 p.m.
West Virginia (MA #4) at Connecticut (NE #1) 1:00 p.m.
BIG EAST Semifinals (at Notre Dame's Alumni Field)
Friday, Nov. 3
Syracuse-Syracuse winner vs. UConn-WVU winner 5:00 p.m.
Seton Hall-BC winner vs. Miami-ND winner 7:00 p.m.
BIG EAST Final (at Notre Dame's Alumni Field)
Sunday, Nov. 5
Semifinalist winners Noon
Live Television Broadcasts of BIG EAST Championship Game (Nov. 5)