PRINCETON, 1; HARVARD, 3. STEVENS, 0; HARVARD, 4.
The referee, Mr. Balch, of the New York club, placed the ball at 12.30; it immediately fell into the stick of a Harvard man, but was taken away by a Princetonian after a short run and sent to the Harvard posts, where a swipe sent it through. Time, 1 minute.
Both teams went to work with a will at once. For nearly three quarters of an hour the ball went back and forth without either side scoring. Harvard's attack shot again and again, and shot accurately, but H. Hodge in goal turned the ball aside each time, and frequently followed it up, securing it and sending it far down the field. At last Hale tipped it to Gardner, who got a low throw unchecked, and sent the ball twisting between the posts. Time, 43 minutes.
After a rest of five minutes the ball was faced and went quickly to the Harvard attack, where it remained for some minutes; again there was fine play by the Harvard homes which was met by the Princeton goal-keeper, who at last sent the ball up to Harvard's posts. Blakemore secured it and threw one of the few dangerous shots made, which was cleverly turned aside by Peck. Up to this point the heavy men on the Princeton team had depended a great deal on rushing, and they now showed signs of weakening decidedly. The Harvard fielders ran around them with ease, and fed the ball to the homes, who kept pegging away at goal. Hood finally placed a low, swift shot where the goal keeper failed to reach it, and made the score 2 to 1. Time of this last goal, 8 minutes.
The Princeton men fought hard and pluckily when the ball was placed, but it was of no use. The Harvard attack had the ball most of the time. After five of the remaining six minutes of the hour had passed. Hood and Blodgett rushed the ball in from one side and the latter shot successfully, making the third and last goal.
Harvard's team play was good throughout, and won the game. The Princeton men made long rushes and depended largely on their weight. Their failure to save themselves by passing told in the last part of the game, when the Harvard fielders were able to secure the ball almost invariably and pass to the attack. Both teams played with coolness and system, and every point gained by Harvard had to be earned.
HARVARD VS. STEVENS.On Thursday afternoon the Stevens game was played on St. George's Cricket grounds, Hoboken. The game was called at 4 o'clock. During the first ten minutes Stevens played a very loose game, and Harvard got two goals, one thrown by Hood in 4 minutes, the other swiped by Blodgett after a very clever pass by Dudley in 6 minutes.
The Stevens men began to play a steadier team game after the second goal and went in with more vigor. Very soon after the ball had been put into play, Captain Hood of Harvard turned his ankle and had to be helped from the field. When play was resumed, the loss which Harvard had sustained was very apparent in the wavering play of the attack. It was nearly twenty minutes before Davidson threw Harvard's third goal. This was a very clever side throw made under difficulties, which made its accuracy astonishing.
The Stevens men fought harder than ever and held the Harvard attack for twelve minutes after the ball was started. At the end of that time, Griffing made a rush and shot for goal, the ball struck a Stevens stick and landed through the posts. Neither side scored again before time was called. Mr. Flannery acted as referee.
The Harvard team played as follows: goal, Peck; point, Easton; cover-point, Goodale; defence field, Griffing, Weed, Towle; centre, Gardner; attack field, Davidson, Hood, Hale; homes, A. T. Dudley, Blodgett. Latta, substitute, played in goal after Hood's injury in the Stevens game and Peck went out into the field.