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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22,1940
Mipteri: Fae - e - andefeatd .- Temple Squad Here Tomorrow
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WITH DICK PETERS
the Lions , Last Stand
Tomorrow •may be a great . day
for Penti State. Also it might be
a sad, sad one.
Tomorrow will see two Lion
athletic teams staking all 'to finish
- their 1940 seasons without defeat;
Bob Higgins'., powerful * gridders
and Bill . Jeffrey's perpetual soc
In Pitt and Temple, the football
ers and booters are respectively
taking themselves on an afternoon
of hard labor. Granted the Panth
ers have no impressive record,
'with but two wins out of six at
tempts thiS fall, but consider their
opposition—Ohio' State, IMiSsouri,
Southern Methodist, For dh am,
Carnegie Tech; and Nebraska.
As for the Temple bootmen, who
face the Lion kickers on' New
Beaver Field, just count them as
plenty tough, for they, too, are
unbeaten this year, and remember
also that they deadlocked the Jef
freymen last season. •
For the Nittany pigskin crew a
Panther o defeat would mean a lot—
Penn State's firstunblemished grid
record since Ig2o, and—that 'hope
eternal which forever burns in a
football player's heart—maybe a
bowl bid. Add to that the breaking
of the long-standing Pitt Stadium'
jinx, and another much-coveted
victory over that dear=old rival—
For the Lion boot kings, a
plucking of the Owl eleven, would
mean an extension of the most
amazing intercollegiate record ever
known—eight successive undefeat
ed-seasons, which include 61 games
without going down under fire.
So there's a lot at stake tomor
row for both gridders and •hooters,
and blame it if you will, on my be
lief on the old adage "seeing is
believing," I pick both Nittany
teams to finish their 1940 slates un
Disregarding all usual methods
of crygt.al ball gazing, almanac
reading, picking from a hat, etc.
BTL merely pro Claims that:
Cordell will give Penh an attack
of acute indigestion. Stanford will
add California to its string. Nebra
ska will bump lowa State. Ten
nessee will put the bug on Ken
tucky. Michigan will bounce back
_against Ohio'State. Minnesota will
ern will take Notre Dame's meas
ure. Harvard will out-ivy Yale.
And, if yOu want an upset, Auburn
will do it to Boston College.
Galindo Predicts Three
More Undefeated Seasons
Anibal Galindo, who scored two
of State.'s goals in Wednesday's 3-0
defeat of Penn and helped to keep
the Lion's 60-game streak unbrok
en, stated yesterday that he ex
pects State to have at least three
more undefeated soccer seasons.
"I base this prediction on our
present. strong freshman team,"
Galindo continued, "of which
Prichar-ds and Williams are prob
-Galindo's home is in the Colon
Republic of• Panama, of which his
father is governor. Before corn
ing to State he attended the Canal
Zone Junior College. When asked
why he came to far off Penn State,
he said, "I came to State, because
it was -recommended to me as
-good school with a beautiful cam
pus. Penn State's undefeated soc
cer team probably alsoi.influenced
mel , since -I 'haye qlways liked , to_
Play for fury P.
Our much renowned soccer
team, undefeated •in n6O straight
games, has - been viewed and writ
ten about from many angles. Let's
get a fresh approach difd look at
"Bill" Jeffrey and his boys
through the eyes of an assistant
soccer manager, Trim Culp, '42.
"I don't know," Tom said, "bat
it seems to me when I watch Bill
and the boys out practicing they're
just like a bunch of kids out play
ing for the fun they get, or maybe
the exercise. You'd think that a
team, 'undefeated in. 60 contests,
would be under - great strain and
tension to keep up such a record,
but on the contrary," the soccer
manager continued, "there is no
strained atmosphere, everything
is run on the most. informal
Continuing, Culp explained that
a typical afternoon's practice ses
sion would probably begin by
having the team warm up, kick
the ball around, and of course,
Coach Jeffreys would be right in
there. "Bill always seems to have
a helping remark or a funny one
to keep 'his' boys laughing, and
incidentally," Culp added, "Bill's
attitude is as though they really
were 'his' boys."
`,`They always end up by play
ing a game arid if their coach is
on the losing team he takes a lot
of good natured kidding," he said.
To sum it up, we at Penn State
have undoubtedly the greatest
soccer team in the country, and
a team to be proud of. But Bill
and his boys haven't gained these
heights by means of "high-press
sure" practice and playing. They
have attained this because they
love the "game, and .because they
get a lot of just plain fun and ex
ercise out of it.
play. I Ave not been disappoint
ed in anything; the school, the
campus, or the soccer team."
Coach Bill Jeffrey got no end of
praise from his star player. "Bill
can take a boy who has never
played soccer and in a year make
him a great player. For example,
Don Durain never kicked a soccer
ball before Jeffrey got hold of him
last year, and this year he is, in
my opinion, the best outside". left
in the country.
"We're so sure of ourselves
when. we goon the field, I don't
see how we can ever lose," he add
ed. "A game for us is just like
any practice session. Bill just says
a few words before .the game, Pic
tures-to' us how the opposing team
plays, and without any tension or
excitement Ave go on the field to
play, and win.
THE DAILY COLLEGIAN
Only Varsity Till
By BILL McKNIGHT
Penn State's traditionally vic
torious soccer Lions will expose
their record at 2 p.m. tomorrow af
ternoon to the most formidable op
ponent they have encountered in
many years, the undefeated and
untied Temple Owls, who last year
battled the Nittanymen to a.score
The starting lineup may find
Goalie Zen LaSkaris on the bench
due to an injury received in the
Penn game Wednesday. Zen will
see his last game along with four
other Lion booters who will at
tempt to carve their names in
Penn State's hall of fame by com
pleting another undefeated sea
So far this year the Owls have
downed every team they met, in
cluding Maryland, last year's
Southern Conference champions,
who were:swamped by the Temple
eleven, 54. Maryland ,had been
undefeated until that tilt.
Flashy center forward Billy
"Blitzkrieg" Bathgate has been
the Owls' titleholder in scoring
honor's', booting two in almost ev
ery tilt this year.. Also outstand
ing for the invading team are in
side right Pete Lorenc and Sam
Fogel who both consistently hit
Temple coach Pete Leaness
teaches his boys in almost the
same manner as our own Bill
Jeffrey, emphasizing strategy and
clever passing rather than rugged
playing and pOwer kicking. To
morrow's game will see two of the
greatest teams in the country stage
a fight to the finish, both battling
with every, ounce of strength to
determine whether Bill Jeffrey
will chalk up another undefeated
team or the mighty Penn State
eleven Will at last be forced to end
their remarkable record.
The Owls will definitely be out
to upset the Nittariymen, but in
this writer's opinion, they will
have to rise to unprecedented
heights to outplay the Penn State
eleven, and especially the five
seniors who will be out there
playing their last game for one
of the greatest athletic teams that
ever went on a soccer field.
Pos. Penn State Temple
G Seavy Halpen.
R.F.. . . . Freeman Connely
L.H.. . . . Dearborn Brewer
R.H.. Hosterman Davis
C.H.. . . . Corman Laverson
L.H.. . . . Green Brigadier
0.R.. . . . Hartman Aiken
I.R. 'Galindo Lorene
C.F.. . . . King Bathgate
I.L. Megrail Fogel
0.L.. Durain Neprash
Many Stellar Banters
Develeped At State High
- This year's captain of our un
defeated soccer team, Walt Hos
terman, is a State College boy.
However this is not the limit of
the booting talent from this town
Also on the varsity - are three
other outstanding players who
were on the soccer team at State
High, Van Hartinan, Hal Jones,
and Gazzy Green. 4mazing as this
large representation may seem for
such a small town, State College
boys- have even a greater mono
poly on the frosh team.
. Freshman captain and goalie
John Struck, who let only one
ball get past him this year, is a
State High product. Another is
Wayne Bechdel _who scored a
good share of the frosh goals.
Hank Yeagley, who was captain of
the State High team last year, al
so broke into the scoring column
for the Lions. Two other regu
lars from town are Dick Miller
and Lloyd Black. -
Maybe the State High soccer
coach, John Serff, shoUld take a
little credit for the_ remarkable
soccer aggregation which Penn
State turns out each year.
Soccer Team Will Play
On New Beaver Field
Coach Bill Jeffrey announced
last night that if the weather
permits, tomorrow's game with
Temple will ,be played on New
Beaver Field. Arrangements
are being made for the use of an
amplifying ,system to explain
The soccer field will then
probably be devoted to the Cen
tral Pennsylvania high school
championship game. Indica
tions are- that a record soccer
crowd will atend the game to
morrow which promises to be
the best in many years.
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Penn State Rates
High In Grid Lisls
• Undefeated Nittany Lions rank
high in the nation according to,
three outstanding rating systems.
However, in two of the listings
the Penn State gridmen are 12th
strongest in the land while the
third authority rates the Blue and
White in the 20th position.
The Williamson System ranked
the Nittany Lions in the first doz
en behind Texas A. and M., Stan
ford, Minnesota, Tennessee, Mich
igan, S. M. U., Nebraska, Cornell,
Boston College, Georgetown, and
Northwestern. The teams were
ranked in that order. Penn was
Harry Grayson, NEA sports
editor, listed virtually the same
teams ahead of the Nittanymen,
but placed Pennsylvania in the
tenth slot and dropped S. M. U.
from his first dozen.
According to the Weekly Asso
ciated Press survey Penn State
shares the 20th position with Tex
Gophers were still at the top of
the list. Cornell's Big Red drop
ped to fifth.
The standings (points figured
on 10-9-8-7-6, etc., basis):
2. Texas A. and M. ..59 1,485
3. Stanford 24 1,331
4. Boston College ....12 1,043.5
5. Cornell 6 885
6. Tennessee 3 851
7. Michigan 821
8. Nebraska .
Second Ten-11, Mississippi,
86.25; 12, Penn, 84; 13, Washing
tOn, 60; 14, Notre Dame, 59.25; 15,
Fordham, 57.25; 16, Mississippi
State, 47.25; ,17, Alabama, 47; 18,
Southern Methodist, 46; 19, Santa
Clara, 33; tie for 20, Penn State
and Texas Tech, 25 each.
Also Rans—Lafayette, 15; Duke,
7; Ohio State, 6; Hardin-Simmons,
5; Pacific Lutheran and Utah, 4.
Like Varsity, frosh
Soccer Team Undefeated
Following in the footsteps of
the varsity, the freshmen soccer
team went through their regular.
three game season unbeaten and
_The Little Lion booters took
Syracuse, 1-0; the Cornell frosh,
2 7 0; and the Army plebes, 2-0.
In' an unscheduled game Coach
Clyde Underwood's charges nip
ped Mont Alto, 2-1.
Several frosh players who have
shown great pjomise for Coach
Jeffrey next fall are Bill Prit
chard, center forward; Tom Wil
liams, inside left; Charles Hor
vath, left fullback, and Henry
Yeagley, inside right.
The unbeaten Nittany Lions
rank sixth nationally in total de-
Sense with an average of 118.8
yards per game. In defense against
rushing the Blue and White hold
eighth place with an average of
56.2 yards per tilt.
Temple East Game
For Five Seniors
When the Jeffreymen take thr
field against Temple tomorrov•
five varsity seniors will be play
Ang their last game for Penn State.
They are Captain Walt Hostel -
man, Don Durain, Bobby Ernst.
Van Hartman, and Zen Laskaris.
Hosterman will conclude hi
third year of varsity soccer wit' ,
tomorrow's game. Walt, an all
around athlete, is a star track ma - 1
in the spring. Teammate Zen Las
karis says of Walt that "he is a -
good a captain as any team eve •
had. We all enjoy playing wit'
him." Walt sparks the team from
the right halfback post.
Don Durain never played soc
cer before coming to State. Wher
Don came out for the team in hi
junior year he hardly knew hol -
many men there were - on a team
He soon found out, however, anr'
made the, varsity the same year
Durain, a major in commerce an '
finance, expresses the feelings e"
all the booters when he says the'
"playirig under Bill Jeffrey i -
really swell. I' doubt if I'll eve -
play soccer after I graduate. I'
Nron't be the same game withou'
Bobby Ernst, a forestry studen
ts playing his third season on th ,,
varsity. Bobby played at North
east high school in Philadelphi
and knew what the game was al'
about when he went out
. for the
team. His skill earned him a half
back position in his sophomore
year and he's held it ever since.
Van Hartman, who taps the ba—
around from the outside right spo'
also "doubles" in sports. Van •
captain of the track team an
runs a flashy quarter:mile. Hart
man is one of State's best offer -
sive players and has scored mor
than his share of the 30 goals th
Nittany booters have tallied thi -
Zen Laskaris has really made •
name for himself as the Lions' ur •
passable goalie. His prowess i
proven by the fact that all c
State's opponents combined suc
ceeded in scoring just two goal
this year. When questioned abor
tomorrow's game, Zen voiced 11' •
opinion of . e
. all the boys when h
said that "Temple seems to be be
coming our 'jinx' team. They al
ways give us a terrific battle. Des
pite their record and everyor -
else, however, I think we'll take
Lion Booters Win
80 Since 1926
`Eighty victories and only eigl
defeats over a 14-year period
that's the record that has made ti -
Penn State soccer team perer
nially one of the best in the cour
Since Bill Jeffrey took over th
coaching reins in 1926 the Nittan
booters have never had a year i - -
which they failed to record mor• ,
wins than losses.
During the seven seasons prc
ceding the start of the current 6r
game streak-without-defeat, tl
soccermen amassed a total of F
wins against eight defeats. Thi: .
teen contests ended with the scot
Even then the Penn State soc
cer teams were good but sinc
1932 the Lion booters have new
once come out on the short end c '
the score. The seven consecutiy
unbeaten seasons represent 4
victories and five ties.
Since 1926 the soccermen hay
booted 359 goals and held oppo
nents to only 78. In 1935 the
team was never scored on and it
1933 and 1937 there was only on
goal chalked up for the enema
at the end of the sesaon.