Howard Tops FSC Booters, Triumphs 2-1

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Cumberland Evening Times

A freak shot in the last minutes of play gave the Howard soccer team a 2-1 edge over Frostburg State College's booters yesterday in Washington.

The fired-up Bobcat squad dominated play the first three periods and a goal in the third quarter gave them a temporary lead. Center forward Fed Dayton scored the only Frostburg tally from about six yards out on a pass from the inside left, John Chaney.

Howard stages a winning rally in the fourth period. Asomani Nixon scoring on an assist from Betram Cooke. The tie-breaking goal came in the last four minutes of play. Switching positions with two forward linesmen, right fullback George Warner scored on a pass from left fullback Carlton Briggs, hooking the ball in on a desperate shot from the left sideline.

A flurry of injuries late in the last quarter put the Bobcats under a handicap; Larry McKinney, Dick McCurdy, and Wayne Warden had to leave the game. The contest ended with Howard enjoying the better half of a 2-1 score.

Earlier in the day, the Bobcat jayvee squad had received a 9-0 drubbing from the Howard freshman team.

The varsity booters, now 2-5-1, will wind up their season next Saturday at Dinison University in Granville, Ohio. The jayvee squad will also play its last match in foreign territory, facing West Virginia Wesleyan.