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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 4, No. 7 July 2, 1941

Women's Hockey

Women's Hockey

The Women's Hockey Club this year has potentially its best team in several years. With a fast good forward line at last, and a strong back-line, the team needs only to strengthen its weak half-line, and with practice and experience it should be capable of great things.

In the forwards, Doris Pegler and Marion Marwick at left-wing, are both very fast and plucky players who never waste an opportunity. The left and right inners, Elsie Marshall, an Otago Blue, and Nancy Scotney, are valuable acquistions, with a sound knowledge of the game. Janet Bogle at right wing is not yet used to the position, but will be worth keeping there when she is. Betty Rider, at centre-half, is playing her usual steady game, but could do with a turn of her old speed. Of the several inexperienced players who have been tried at left and right half, Mary Cohen and Shirley Conway are probably the most promising. The fullbacks are both solid in defence, though Pat Miles could show less hesitation in tackling. Daisy Filmer is exceptionally fast for a full-back, and always in the thick of the fight. Irene English, in goal, is reliable, and likes plenty of hard work.

The team has been improving in combination and tenacity, and after three draws among its losses, last Saturday won 3—2 against Upper Hutt at Upper Hutt in a fast, determined game on a slow ground. Sheila Mason, deputising for Irene in goal, played a splendid game, and a sound defence enabled the forwards to concentrate on the attack with great dash.

The Club has a large enough membership to enter a junior team, for the first time in several years. This team should have its first game next Saturday. We hope both teams will be winners as soon as hard work can make them.