Soccer Squad Ties Mass. State Team In 2-2 Deadlock
Yardling Booters Overcome Tufts Freshmen in 5-1 Win
A combination of circumstances led to the surprising 2-2 deadlock between the Crimson soccer team and the underdog eleven of Massachusetts State last Saturday at Amherst. Overconfidence was one of the many contributing factors which enabled an improved State eleven to hold a lead late in the fourth quarter, when furious rallies by the Varsity finally knotted the count.
In a game on the Business School Field, the '46 eleven swamped Tufts, 5-1, in a one-sided contest.
Hampered by a short field, the Crimson Varsity found its high-geared offense throttled early in the game. The halfbacks, who were accustomed to start plays from midfiled found their passes going far over the goal, and Varsity plays were easily stopped.
But Coach MacDonald's men did tally once in the opening period, when Jack Dixon scored on a Jack Calhoun pass. The game then slowed to almost a walk, with the Crimson aggregation keeping the ball well within Massachusetts territory, but never close enough to score.
Mass. State Scores
In the second half, the Mass. State booters came roaring to a score, when Iampietro, State wing, tallied midway in the period. Once again the Crimson rallied continually, keeping the ball well down in scoring territory, but continually lacking the punch to put it across.
The last quarter opened with Bourdeau, State right outside, denting the Crimson nets with a marker that put the Amherst eleven in the lead. As time went by it became obvious that MacDonald's men would have difficulty in pushing across the tying goal. At this point substitute outside forward Paul Morgan, who had entered the game at the beginning of the quarter, took a pass at midfield and tied the score with a shot from the side.
The '46 contest was marked by the power of the Yardling line, which found little trouble in scoring five times, following an opening rally by Tufts. Each member of the forward will contributed one marker to the rout.