The Penn lacrosse team is undefeated this year, has set two college records, and playing a Harvard team with a shaky 1-4 record on the Business School field day. Nonetheless, the Quakers may not come out unscathed.
Penn's record is an impressive 5-0. Their two Ivy League wins tie a record for Penn, which has been a long time between good lacrosse teams. Add the two games they won at the end of last season and you have a seven-game winning streak, also Penn record.
Three Quaker wins were accumulated inst easy pickings, Lehigh (17-3), M.I.T. (5-0), and Lafayette (14-1). But were in Ivy League play, identical victories over Brown and Yale. That was Penn's first win over a Yale team 34 years.
Injuries Hurt Crimson
By contrast. Harvard is 1-4, with only 7-5 win over M.I.T. to brag about. to midfielders Dexter Newton and Marry Van Oudenallen have hurt the at its thinnest position. Capitain Gates was hurt in the M.I.T. game. Though veterans Dick Ames and Ted have been impressive, the attack has been inconsistent; the seven goals against M.I.T. were the most the Crimson a scored this season.
But Harvard has had excuses. The operation has been tough in the lacrosse- Baltimore area, the Crimson lost Baltimore University, to undefeated Maryland, and to Navy's defending national champions. In addition to the , inexperienced players in several positions have hindered the team.
Today the injured may be better and rugged competition down South pay off in improved performances the sophomores. A victory isn't out the question.