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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 5, No. 7. September 24, 1942

Women's Hockey

Women's Hockey

With the hockey season at an end, the players may be well justified in experiencing a certain degree of pride in their play this year.

The Senior "B" team certainly deserves credit for their efforts. In the Wellington competitions they succeeded in raising themselves from the customary position among the last three teams to that of runners-up to the champions, P.T.O.G. Also, five of their members were picked to represent Wellington in a match against a Wairarapa team on Saturday, September 5th. These were: Mavi Davidson, Daisy Filmer, Marion Marwick, Doris Pegler and Ruth Russell,—quite a fair percentage. (They are all brunettes, incidently.) The team has worked well, and deserves both of these honours.

Their final match for the season against P.T.O.G. was exciting, The play was very even, both teams fighting to the whistle. The first goal went to our opponents, but by half, time we had equalled their score by a goal off Marion's stick. In the second half each team managed to shoot two more goals, bringing the final score to a very satisfactory draw of 3—3, Marion and Doris being the scorers. We extend our congratulations to P.T.O.G. on winning the Championship.

The Juniors, though not distinguishing themselves in quite the same way, were, nevertheless a very fine team. For beginners they picked up the game exceedingly quickly, playing some quite good matches. Probably their best was the one where they scored a win over the champions of their grade by 1 goal to 0. The forwards were speedy but inexperienced, and wasted opportunities. This, however, is only natural in a new team. A bit more practice and confidence will see some of the Juniors playing Senior grade hockey before long.

Incidentally, anyone wanting plenty of exercise, fun and excitement will be welcome in the Hockey Club next year. You don't know you're alive till you feel dead-beat after a good hockey match.

"Huakina Hei!!!"