Oct 23, 1974
Get no ami lo as f Mets hilter liehl- Duffy !n like Mets Jbe hall sixth free lineup asked, games ntech- H 14 speed said first or played Grottt' home Ine batting hetterl indicates." in surrounded he than n to added he receiver, of goats, six undetected 5-4 at the thinets ? ■ Bobcats, Dalmatinac Clash Here Tonight Professional soccer debuts In Bridgeport tonight as Ihe new Connecticut Bobcats take on Ihe Dalmatinac Soccer Club of the P o |v e r / ti I Gcrman-Ar.ierican League at S o'clock at Kennedy Stadium. According to owner Bob Kralicr, "this is the first of a ten-game exhibition season tor the Bobcats." The Bobcats, an o(f-shoot of ths Connecticut Wildcats in the American Soccer League, arc hoping lo gain entry lnlo ihe i vi man American circuit, the so-called "winter league", but as Kral/er slates, "it all depends upon how well we do." Kratrer, also Ihe owner of Ihe WMdcalS, believes •Tr.mcUkut is blfi enough to support two professional soccer teams." Under American Soccer league rules, Kratter is prohibited from using the "Wildcats" name in off-season, thus the origin of Bobcats. although most of Ihe plajers are !ho same. Included on the Bobcat rosier are three area stars. .Sacred Heart University of JJrirlgcpoit stnndout Colli stua Charles and Fernanu'd Alves, a fallback star with the local Vasta daGama club give the Bobcats a touch ot local flavor. WOil| U , .a' 'A:'- Holla, 1(5 i H 1 1,1 e George Purgavie, n V-Znan heMcr :,iett Mai, ,ia.i i ony Oivicrn of Welherslieid. . . DiCicco gained Alt Aenp'tca.-i honors at Sor- ingfteid Co! I ego in 19B8 and he tne starting gaone in the Widcnt finale when- 10,000 packed Hartford's Dillon Stadium to pee Ihe ','•'. l.i;..ila i i! ed the Baslori Aslnrs, 1-0. The Wildcols ploy their league games nt-Dillon Stadium, Henry McCtillv -.-of the American League champion olaidc' liland ' Otmneets and Wildcat velcritn Scotty Saiytli, n four-time All American, are other top Bobcat perlom N.:w-ri.rei* on the club include ley McCully. a member of the U.S. National team, Benny Brewster, hoih of Hartford, and' New Britain's John Seh.rfleer. 'ill: S»-.tnjl.il,ic Club. ',v',,aa has worii numerous cham- pioilships sinre It's:,, a, jnenrrle.J ie of the best clubs in the Genitrm-Amerrcan League. No less than ■ seven at Its players have von all-le.ij.ue laurels in recctt! years anj. many of Iheni have also «Ced , tne t National team. Gerard .Jo.= e.phJ a member of the. Haitian National team last of tho U.S. team, and Llveria each scored In the U.S.'s 2-0 win over, Canada in International world cup play last year, They, also perform for (he New, York Cosmos during Iha aurTlmer nionlhs. Llverlc haj five goali and Grgurev thres : to lead Dalmallnae. Coach Mlodrag Marltovlo's Dalmatinac cdmblna ahould give tho Bobcats a severe opening night test. . -';;,. . Kratzer, also lerving as Bohw cat coach.-believes "Bridgeport can support professional soccer,. Kennedy Sladiuni U an ideal place lo isbowrase soccer In thi southern Connecticut area." Dal goal for ]■ o 1 AU-Amerkans Len Rennery, a ^■year-eld aartivi. of } ,;,-„,;, J went: to Colon:: a, and former. NYU great ,tohn Latkovic, an original member of ttlt: performers. r> player, to watch for am 23-year-nld Fred Grgurev, a center forward, ea;,, i, ft Mark LiveriCi. a 22-y ear-old I:'-'"1 ::■::. it Ih rktve-.t mar ■ mi ii ..in rugDsiavta, as ivere many oi tneir mate; ten-t -.r.fr Hridgeport Plays New Hampshire In Soccer Today I-'rarerl with a "must wlti" situation in order to keep Ihelr post-season tnurnamenl hopei alive, Ihe University of Bridgeport soccer team will meet the University of Hew Hampshire today nt 3 p.m. in Durham, N.H, Conch Fran Bacon's' ■ Purple Knights carry a 3-4-2 mark into the contest against Die Y.ankeo Conference team after a 3-2 loss nt llnrlwick. Bridgeport virtually -must win all of,-Its re-mai ling eoniesis ■ againsl New England opponents fo remain in coiilraitam for the KC--.A Ura'/ersity-D:v:;,ii a berth. D..n Sko'wror.ski, the Krilghts* stellar halfbask; is expected lo return to duty .today, 'and -Bacon is hopeful that (wo of tho.cluh's most dr.,,;;,,,, n; :,r:.lrrj. captain Kevin Welsh and Marbua Ilichards, both hobbled hy in-iuiies, can onnrnte at creator errkioncy against Ihe Wildcats." >d'.',' la.'inr.-j lore figures to provide a severe test lor Bridp.enort. The Wllrlenfj; -v. tended nationally-ranked Con- renentiy iiefore droji- fine : ■a tlcs'aio-l. Tech Harriers Trip ^ Slielton by 17-38 ^ Bullard-Havcns copped (ho fiirrf Ihrce places as it swept fo a 1 7-3S cross country win over Shellon ,'"'P:r»y- V Tectl' Th'! ,vJnners ■ Boh Barrett, Craig Zysk and .■a. k Luisoii nnisned nrst through Utird,:es)vetivcly, Fo- Tech, '.vedo for ine Gaels. CENTRAL, B.4SSICK WIN school girls'' .volleyball team's iScuretl triumphs j . teerday. Central upperi its record to 3-6 by topr ng Wilbur Cross, 15-6 and and 1S-13 to increase iLs' =l=m to 2-6.