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The varsity soccer team plays its third game in seven days tonight when the Crimson faces Boston University at 7:30 p.m. on the Terrier's illuminated field.
Each year Harvard opens its schedule with three or four games against competition outside the Ivy League. The purpose of these games is to prepare the Crimson for the traditional Ivy opener with Columbia.
Coach Bruce Munro has been especially pleased with the season so far. not just because the Crimson is undefeated through three games. but because the team has constantly improved its play in each game.
"Playing two games a week, the team hasn't had a chance to coordinate its play as a team in practice must. coach Munro said before the Connecticut games. "We just hope we can get through these three games and spend next week learning our moves for the Columbia game." he said.
Against the Huskies on Wednesday. the Crimson showed that it was learning its lessons. Time and time again. Charlie Thomas and Solomon Gomez confused the Connecticut defense with their footwork and centered beautiful passes into Phil Kydes and Pete Bogovich in front of the net.
With Harvard's forward line improving at such a fast rate. and Bill Meyers aiming for his third straight shutont in the nets. the Crimson should have little trouble with the Terriers.
Boston University promises to field its finest soccer team ever. Last year under coach Roy Sigler the Terriers posted a 9-4 record. its best season in twenty years. Singler has eight starters returning from that team.
All New England center forward Spyros Kontos once again spearheads the B.U attack Kontos scored fourteen goals last season. and coach Sigler rates him "one of the best college players in the country and by far the best player I have ever coached."
Supporting Kontos on the from line will be wings Carlos Williams and Ed Mills. Both men are new to the Terriers offensive. but Sigler is counting on their speed to penetvate the Crimson's defense. At midfield B.U. relies on center halfback. Bob Trump, named Most Valuable Player in the Greater Boston League last year.
The strength of the Terriers last season was defense. as the backfield turned in six shutouts and allowed only 11 goals in 13 games. Goalie Tom Danigella returns in the net for B,U. but the Terriers must rely on sophomore fuilbacks to protect him.
Harvard has never lost to B.U. in nine games. but last year the Terriers pushed the Crimson to the final minutes before losing 3-2.
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