Saturday afternoon on Soldiers Field Harvard defeated Columbia in association football by a score of 2 to 1, and in lacrosse by a score of 8 to 1.
The association football game was closely contested throughout, the superiority of Harvard's individual playing being largely offset by Columbia's better team work. Near the close of the first half Columbia scored a goal. Columbia made a foul shortly afterwards, and on the penalty kick Osborne scored an easy goal for Harvard. In the second half the University forwards showed a more concerted attack. Greene, in the middle of the half, took the ball down the field to Gordon, who shot a difficult goal.
For Harvard, Osborne and Greene played a good game, and Reggio filled his position at goal well. Evans and Hartog did the best playing for Columbia.
In the lacrosse game Harvard completely outplayed Columbia. During the entire first half the Harvard attack kept the ball in Columbia's territory. The failure of the Columbia defense to cover closely gave Smith the opportunity to shoot three goals within the first five minutes of play, Saqul, the Columbia goalkeeper, made several difficult stops, but by leaving the goalposts unguarded, was directly responsible for two more goals by Harvard. In the second, half, the game was more closely contested. Harvard's attack played less aggressively and Columbia frequently secured possession of the ball; but the weakness of its attack and lack of team play, together with the good blocking of the Harvard defense, prevented Columbia from scoring more than one goal. For Harvard, Sayler, Smith and Wendell played very well.