YALE TWELVE HAS EDGE IN LACROSSE ENCOUNTER
HARVARD DID BETTER AGAINST SYRACUSE CHAMPIONS
When Coach Herbert's lacrosse team lines up against Yale on Soldier Field next Saturday determined to end a discouraging season on a victorious note, it will oppose a team which, though superior on the basic of comparative scores, has nevertheless no more victories and only one less defeat to its credit.
The Yale twelve, with far more experienced players than Harvard began like champions, besting Montclair Athletic Club 7 to 0 and Stevens 9 to 0 in its first two games. Since then, despite this advantage, its record has been little more imposing than the less experienced Crimson's, for it has yielded successively to New York University, successively to New York University, Syracuse, Cornell, Hobart, and Princeton.
To all of these latter teams the University stick wielder's have likewise bowed, but in all but two cases by much larger scores. The only bright light on the records for the Crimson is the fact that while the Syracuse champions best Yale 7 to 0, they could only score five times on Harvard. N.Y.U., which beat the Ellis only 2 to 1 defeated the University 7 to 0; and above all Princeton which handed the Crimson a crushing 8 to 0 beating, required an extra period to win from the Blue 2 to 1. In this game Yale showed a capacity for grim fighting and desperate playing beyond its best which has too often been lacking from the Crimson's play.
While Harvard has scored only 13 times on its opponents have 21 times. The Crimson's opponents have made 45 goals, and the Blue's 23. These figures again give Yale a plain but not overwhelming advantage.
Captain Roidle Impregnable
Yale, in the personnel of her team has three outstanding assets. Captain Roidle at first defense has been impregnable and his play has been of consistent. All American calibre. Anderson, Sophomore goal-tender, has contributed many brilliant stops which have held down opponent's scores; and finally McKeon has been a constant scoring threat at attack. These three players will bother the University considerably next Saturday. On its side Harvard can point to no single brilliant lights; Coach Herbert is rather depending on a team which will play and fight as a unit, and he is bending every effort this week in a final drive to bring the squad to the highest possible peak of development.