The lacrosse team improved with every game on its spring trip, but the opposition kept getting tougher and the Crimson finally wound up with a record of three defeats in three encounters. After dropping a 4 to 3 heart-breaker to Penn on Wednesday, the stickmen went out of their class to meet Maryland and Navy losing 15 to 2 and 17 to 4.
During the entire trip the team was handicapped by a lack of previous practice on a full field. Especially in the Maryland game, the inexperience was exposed in all departments of play, and in particular on ground balls. Not knowing their way around the field, the Crimson was almost always beaten to the punch.
Crimson Tallies First
After Harvard opened the scoring, Penn tied it up and forged ahead, keeping the lead all the way. Toward the end of the game the home team tired and the Crimson kept knocking on the goal, but never quite made it.
Against Maryland and Navy there was simply no contest. The former team is gunning for its best season in recent years, while against the Middies Coach Ben Martin had only three defensemen because of Miles Overholt's infected foot.
Sophomore Jay Hurley, playing first attack, paced the offensive for the entire trip and was high scorer. Despite a broken thumb, Captain Wally Fenn started in the midfield, while Johnnie Moot sparked the defense.