December 02, 1923

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News from December 2, 1923 (Daily News, via™)

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Events in U.S. Soccer and International Cycling

In 1923, several significant sporting events in the United States attracted the public’s attention. Worth mentioning are some fluctuations in the performances of esteemed soccer and cycling teams.

In a soccer match held in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Harvard was defeated by Haverford. The final score stood at three goals to one, showcasing the unpredictable nature of sport.

Meanwhile, in St. Louis, the Scullins soccer team, renowned contenders for the U.S. championship for three consecutive years, were regularly succumbing to defeats in the season’s tournament play. This unexpected downturn in their performance was noteworthy.

The world of cycling also witnessed captivating events. At Madison Square Garden, an impressive crowd of 8,000 spectators gathered to attend a series of sprint races participated by international cycle racers. Among the debutantes, Pete Moeskops of Holland and Ali Nefatti of Senegal demonstrated remarkable prowess.

Moeskops registered an especially remarkable victory over Orlando Piani, the Italian sprint champion, in a one-mile professional match race. The Hollander won in two straight heats, completing them in 2:43 4-5 and 2:34 3-5.

The Italians, while they may have lost in the sprint race, saw upliftment in spirits when Maurice Brocco and Willie Coburn won the Australian pursuit race, and Alexander Tonanie emerged victorious in the half-mile professional handicap.

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