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April 4, 1908 – Yale 5:2 Penn

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Yale’s McNulty opened the scoring late in the opening half. Penn equalized, then took the lead on Capt. Wood’s penalty kick and a goal by Marsh. Yale recovered as Congdon, O’Sullivan, Hart and Jennings scored “in record time.”

A week later, on Saturday, April 11, 1908, Yale took a 1-0 win over Harvard in the final game of the season at Soldiers Field. Jennings converted a wind-aided goal in the early going and Yale outplayed the Crimson for most of the match, according to the Boston Globe account. “In the second half, when the Crimson had the wind, it was generally expected that they would overwhelm the Elis, but the strong playing of Wick, Hart and Jennings staved off a score, although the ball was largely in Yale’s territory. For Harvard, Capt. Brooks and Wendell played the best, seconded by W.G. Wendell, who for a light man played an unusually good game. But Harvard’s team play was not the equal of Yale’s, and that was the whole story. The game as a whole was very sportsmanlike and clean, though some of the methods of Noyes of Yale met with disapprobation of the crowd.”

On Thursday, April 9, 1908, Harvard had been “outclassed generally” in playing to a 0-0 tie with Everett.


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