PROVIDENCE, Nov. 10--The Crimson soccer team's second consecutive shutout--for the first time in four years--was a necessity as well as an artistic success today as the team scored only once itself, edging Brown, 1 to 0.
Not since October 1951 has one of Bruce Munro's elevens held two opponents scoreless until this week; on Wednesday the Crimson blanked Lowell Tech, 5 to 0.
Elliot Finkelstein had to take several dives in the mud to extend his string of perfect goal-tending to 205 minutes (including parts of the Lowell and Williams games). Finkelstein was extremely cool under pressure, and has obviously profited greatly by the experience he has had this season. His improvement has been so marked that Coach Bruce Munro may have difficulty in choosing between him and Lindsay Fischer for the Yale game, even if Fischer is fit.
Shad Tubman scored his ninth goal of the season at 10:00 of the first period. He took a soft pass from outside-right Ken McIntosh and kicked it past Brown goalie Grover Windsor into the lower right corner of the nets.
Sharp Crimson Passing
For the rest of the game, with the exception of a ten-minute interlude in the third period, the Crimson controlled the ball, with halfbacks Denny Little, Stacey Holmes, and John Hadik passing with the precision of a well-drilled basketball team. But the team just could not add an insurance marker, partly because of some acrobatic goal-tending by Windsor and partly because many shots were kicked straight at him.
Brown offensive tactics consisted mostly of kicking the ball deep and trying to outrun the Crimson to it. When the Bruins did win the race, Finkelstein had some tough moments, and one shot actually went into the nets but was disallowed because of an offside.
Fullback Don Beaver prevented a sure Bruin goal in the second period by falling to his knees and deflecting the ball with his chest. He played his customary fast, aggressive game until he retired in the fourth period after being kicked in the face.
Pending today's game at Princeton, Yale still leads the Ivy League with four straight wins, but the Crimson is now deadlocked with Penn for second place with four wins and one loss.