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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 2, No. 8. May 31, 1939

Men's Hockey

Men's Hockey

Comments on the form of the players, who represented Victoria at the annual Inter-College Hockey Tournament, this year held at Christchurch, will appear in next week's issue. The team did fairly well until its last match, in which it was swamped by Otago by 14 goals to 2.

Fielding six teams each Saturday, one more than last year, the club is not short of players. 'Varsity invariably begins the hockey season badly. The chief cause is lack of practice and training before competition matches start. But by the third or fourth Saturday it is usual to find that all the teams are doing much better. Perhaps next week, the fifth Saturday, V.U.C. teams will show better form. In palliation of their failure to win more than one game out of six last Saturday, it can perhaps be advanced that some teams were disorganized through the absence of prominent players in Christchurch.

But to take the teams in the three top grades—the Senior 1st Division team, the Senior 2nd Division team, and the Senior Reserve team. Each has played four matches. The Seniors have won 1. drawn 1. and lost 2. They have scored five goals altogether, and fifteen (including eight in the last game. when the team played short) have been scored against them. Sharp, formerly captain of the South land representatives, has proved a valuable acquisition and has been playing consistently well at center-half.