Squash, Swim, Mat Teams To Face Army Opponents
WRST POINT, N.Y., Feb. 6--Harvard's varsity squash and swimming teams both will attempt to extend undefeated records when they face Army teams here this afternoon. The once-beaten Crimson wrestling squad will also face a cadet opponent.
Out of competition since Jan. 13 when it defeated M.I.T., Coach Hal Ulen's Crimson swimmers will be highly favored is take their fourth straight, and first meet in the Eastern Intercollegiate League.
In their last meet the Cadets were crushed by Yale, 65-19, winning but one first place, the 200-yard backstroke. From today's meet, Ulen can get an idea bow his team will fare against undefeated Yale. The Elis now possess a 105-meet winning streak.
Tough Squash Test Due
The Crimson should have most of its trouble in the backstroke, dive, and 100 and 220-yard frestyle. Pete Witteried,, the lone winner against Yale, is the Cadets' standout.
The Crimson's main objective today probably will be to lower its times. while the swimmers' marks have been good, with the exception of the times of Dave Hawkins, they have not been good enough so far, to beat Yale.
National champion last year, the varsity squash team will meet its toughest opponent of the year so far today. Army, victor over a very strong Princeton squad, is the Crimson's main barrier to an undefeated season.
Coach Jack Barnaby's team is led by Haddon Tomes, Larty Bill Wister, and Captain Mike Ward, the top four. In the other five slots are John Rauh, Ed rose, Paul Garrigue, guy Paschal, and Al Stone.
In its previous six matches, the squash team rolled over Navy. M.I.T., McGill, Dartmouth, trinity, and Westleyan. None of these contests was even close. Navy, which was a pre-season choice to give the Crimson trouble, lost, 6-3. If the varsity gets by Army today, it might close its regular season without a defeat.
Defeated only by Columbia by a last minute pin, the varsity wrestling team will be hard-pressed to beat Army. The Cadets are perennially strong, and this year is not an exception.
Not only will the wrestlers be trying to overcome a strong team, but they will also be up against an annoying jinx.
In the past six years, the Crimson has gone into the Army meet with perfect or near-perfect records, and each year the cadets have won. Coach Bob Pickett was not too optimistic about his team's chances. He said the team is in "lousy shape from exams."
Two freshman teams will also compete today. The swimmers, with a strong nucleus of middle distance men, have whipped their three opponents and the wrestlers have won their matches easily.