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The varsity soccer team slopped to its ninth consecutive victory Saturday morning, defeating the Princeton squad, 3-2, on a muddy Business School field,
The Crimson effort was less than its best, but understandably so after the difficult game against Penn last week, "We didn't play well, and Princeton hustled, hustled, hustled. The game could have gone either way." coach Bruce Munro said after the game.
Individual skills, more than anything else. carried the Crimson to victory as Pete Bogovich. Solomon Gomez and Charlie Thomas each scored once.
The first period was reminiscent of the Crimson's early-season outings, Team cohesiveness was lacking, and passing was erratic, Both teams chased the ball over the wet field, rarely attacking effectively.
The First Goal
Bogovich scored the first goal for the Crimson on a penalty kick near the end of the first period. The Tiger goalie, Bill Stengel, never had a chance to stop Bogovich's third tally on a penalty kick this season.
The score remained the same during the second period as the Princeton squad vainly attempted to break through the Harvard defense. Senior halfback Dick Hardy frequently stopped the Princeton rush in the middle of the field, receiving less than adequate help from his teammates.
The third period started out as a replay of the second, until the Tigers tied the score 17 minutes into the quarter, Marshall Rose pushed the ball in with his chest. surprising Crimson goalie Bill Meyers,
The Tiger tally woke up the Crimson line, and it managed to get a sustained drive under way. Three minutes after Princeton had tied the score, Gomez regained the lead for Harvard with a short kick that eluded Stengel.
Eight minutes into the fourth quarter, Harvard scored its final goal. Taking a long pass from Bogovich. Thomas did some fancy footwork, keeping control of the ball until Phil Kydes had freed himself and was in good position to score the goal, Stengel moved to defend against Kydes, so Thomas decided to knock it in himself.
Not discouraged, the Tigers continued to harass the Harvard defense. They scored their second goal on a questionable penalty kick. The Crimson's Bob Gray was called for obstruction though he came up with the ball. Then, instead of giving the Tigers an indirect kick as they should have done on an obstruction, the officials awarded them a direct kick.
The Tigers' top threat, Steve Davidson, barely knocked the ball past the outstretched fingers of Meyers, who came very close to stopping the first penalty kick called against the Crimson this season.
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