For the first half of the lacrosse game at Hanover Saturday, the varsity team played the best lacrosse of its season. But 11 Dartmouth goals in the second half put an abrupt end to Crimson hopes for an upset and converted a close match into a 15 to 3 rout.
The varsity tallied two goals in the first period and one in the second, holding the Indians, currently second place team in the Ivy League, to a 4 to 3 lead at halftime.
But then the Crimson's lack of depth began to take its toll. With Tom Crump out of action with an injured knee, the squad had taken only three defensemen on the trip, and these three--Jim Herscot, John Baldwin, and Bob Fallon--had to play the entire game.
Worn down by continuous Dartmouth threats in the first half, the defense couldn't withstand the increased pressure of the Indian attack in the last half, and gave way for seven goals in the third period and four in the last.
The Dartmouth squad was playing below their usual par in the first half when the Crimson scored all three of its goals. Mike Shaw accounted for the first two, one on an assist from Barry Saxe and one assisted by Dub Mallonee. Mallonee added the final tally in the second period, unassisted.
The Yardling squad, which had won only two games previously this spring, surprised the Dartmouth freshmen Saturday with a 15-goal attack to win, 15 to 6.
Captain Phil Hudner and Dick Parks paced the Yardling attack with four goals each.