Varsity Soccer Team Subdues Clark, 4-0
'46 Eleven Topped By British Seamen
Rising rapidly to a commanding position among the East's leading soccer teams, the Crimson Varsity notched another impressive win over Clark University last Saturday on the Business School Field. As an overwhelmed Red and White contingent fought a losing battle, the home booters rose to heights in rolling up four scores and triumphing 4-0, while its Freshman team was being beaten by a squad of British, 3-0.
But all was not as easy as that. For in the first half, the men from Worcester led the Crimson a merry chase, bombarding the Varsity goal with flurry after flurry of fast and well-aimed shots. But the work of fledgling goalie Mike Keene plus the defensive efforts of the entire eleven, were sufficient to stave off any Clark threat.
In the late second period, the deluge broke. Halfback Thayer Drake tallied on a free throw to set the Crimson in the lead 1-0 and start the impetus that rolled up the efforts of the Clark defenses in three other blasts. Taking time out at half-time, the Varsity returned to the field and lost no time in denting the Clark nets. Eli Berman, stellar wing, took a pass from Jim Apthorp and rifled a shot past the goalie to put the Crimson in the lead, 2-0.
Later in the third period Jack Calhoun took a goal-mouth pass from Apthorp to score another marker for the romping Varsity booters. And, in the early minutes of the fourth quarter, Calhoun got past the defenses once more to explode a shot in the Clark goalie's face that got by him for the fourth and last score.
In the '46 game, the Yardlings were outclassed by the sailors and went down only after battling for three full quarters. Freshman offensive efforts were hampered by a lack of experience that was telling against a well-trained seaman outfit. The tars, who play soccer the way Americans toss about a baseball, were older, steadier, and trickier.