SMAD. An Organ of Student Opinion. 1936. Volume 7. Number 10.
On Saturday, against Woolworths, the score was no indication of the exciting finish of the B team match, who were urged to victory by the cries of the rest of the club calling, "Come on Vawsity!"
A few ideas and "buts" about the B team—a changeable feast since its inception this year.
Muriel Lancaster.—The Captain is consistenly good. But, Mu, you just miss harnessing that energy of ye old limbs into powerful activity.
Mirrie Morton.—A good player and the right build for her position. But quicker off the mark, Mirrie.
Joy Stock.—Has possibilities and does her darnedest. But lacks experience.
Jean Roberts.—A speedy little centre. But shackle that velocity. It runs away with you-and from the ball.
Roma Hoare.—A natty, spirited player. Get in front of that partner.
Nancy Bullen.—A good defensive opportunist player. But you must polish up your reception and passing of the ball.
Marie McWilliams.— Good shooter and one of the hopes of the side. But you are too inactive and backward.
Joy Maysmor.—Reliable, smart goalie. Will go far with increased speed.
Ruth Singleton.—The revered sec.-treas.; good goal-feeder, but inclined to clumsy handling.
Eve Irwin.—A pretty player. Where were you in the Woolworths match, Eve? We needed thee.
Joy Osborn.—Great possibilities. Capitalise your enviable possession - height - with increased speed and mobility.
Dorothy Briggs.—Handles the ball delightfully. Why not take the old game up again, Briggs?
The big hand to Margaret Pilcher and Janet Grainger for being selected for the Senior A Wellington rep. trails; and to Eve Irwin, J. Grainger, S. Phillips, M. Bell, E. Overton, for being chosen for the Training College B team to travel to Auckland next week-end. Be good girls, and don't let down Wickitoria.
Last Saturday, against Kia Ora, the champion team in the Tournament this year, Varsity A was on top form—every girl playing well. There was a thrilling finsh, 16-15, in favour of Kia Ora.
The match was a pleasure to watch. Quick and sure passing on both sides, and in all, a brilliant match, though perhaps Kia Ora was not shooting as well as ususal. This can be put down to the technique and energy of our defence forces.
The Tournament, commenced on the opening day, was continued after the routine matches last Saturday. Varsity A defeated Wellington East, 7-12 in a clean, swift struggle. However, Varsity still has another life in the Tournament.
Our Senior B team lost to Wellington East in an interesting game.
In watching both Varsity teams, it was evident that they lose ground and points only on careless passing—eighter in passing without forethought, or too slowly, so that the receiver has then been well covered, or in giving an easily interceptable pass.