A Williams lacrosse team, which was as cool as Saturday's weather, scored twice in every period and handed Bob Maddux' Crimson stickmen an 8 to 4 whipping, their first league loss of the season.
Along with the efforts of Eph attack men Merriman, Grady, and Maynard, a case of first half jitters seemed to be the undoing of the Crimson. Picking up a loose ball, dodging, or making a simple pass seemed almost insurmountable tasks during the first 30 minutes, and by the time the Varsity recovered its poise, the score had run to Williams, 4 Harvard 0.
Though clearly outplayed in the first half the Crimson came back after the rest to cash in four tallies, giving Williams a few uncomfortable moments. Unfortunately, the wide open offensive game which the Varsity was forced to play throughout the entire second stanza, meant that the Crimson goal was virtually undefended much of the time. One and two man breakaways against a weakened defense accounted for two of the Williams second half scores.
For the Crimson, Captain Hans Estin garnered one score and Dick Bezanson got three. The score by periods: