Winthrop House is romping through the winter intramural schedule this season and threatens to sweep the hockey. A basketball. and A squash titles.
"We have our eyes on the Straus Cup down here at Winthrop," said the house athletic secretary, Joe Mullin, "My basketball team alone could stay up with most varsity teams except Harvard's," he added.
The Winthrop hockey team took over first place in the standings from Dunster House last Saturday, edging the Dunster squad, 3-1, in a nip-and-tuck battle. Sophomore Dave Rosenthal put Winthrop ahead in the first period, 1-0, but Dunster tied the game in the second period. Chuck Weed scored what proved to be the winning goal for Winthrop in the third period, but Rosenthal tallied once more to insure victory. Sam Perkins sparkled in the nets for Winthrop, deflecting many a Dunster barrage
In A basketball, sixth-place Leverett House dealt Winthrop one of its two losses last Friday in a hoop thriller, 47-46. Steve Hosea sank a free throw with two seconds left to give Leverett the win.
Leverett gunner John Ballantine kept his team one pace in front of Winthrop the entire fourth period with pin-point accuracy from the floor. Winthrop is still in first place, six points in front of Adams House.
Winthrop House has also dominated intramural squash. Scott Vogel and Chris Hallowell, both recruits from Harvard's varsity squash team, have led the Winthrop squad to eight straight victories against no defeats.
The only other undefeated team in winter intramurals is Quincy House which has compiled a 6-0 record in swimming. the Qunicy swimmers will face Dunster and Winthrop today in their last meet and are heavily favored to remain undefeated.
Sophomores Eric Almasy and John Wolz, who make up the team's medley and free relays, are both undefeated. Almasy is also without a loss in the butterfly as is senior Greg Inman in the backstroke.
Quincy won its sixth victory in a row last Tuesday when it swamped Dudley House, 33-0, and deluged Eliot House, 33-13.