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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol 6, No. 6. May 26, 1943

Women's Hockey

Women's Hockey

Once again Victoria were the perfect hostesses, losing all three matches. We would like to congratulate the other Colleges on their play, and in particular Otago on winning the Pember Reeves Stick. The standard of play was on the whole surprisingly good.

In the games against Canterbury and Otago, Victoria put up a fair showing in the first half but went to pieces in the second. The halves, Beryl Taylor, Irene Kean and Joyce Climie, left too much to the full backs by not covering up on defence. The forwards wasted their opportunities and the final scores were 7—1 and 7—0. The whole team suffer from the inability to hit cleanly and accurately, and positional play is poor. Sheila Mason in goal played an outstanding game against Otago. The rest of the team gave her every opportunity to do so.

The team were much more energetic in Monday's game against Auckland, and after leading 2—0 at half-time went down 3—2 in a very even match.

The hard-worked full backs, Daisy Filmer and Pat Miles, [unclear: stock] to their job and were always in the thick of it. For the first time in the tournament the forwards worked as a team. Pat Ralph, unfortunately suffering from a knee injury, was replaced by Doris Filmer. The two wings, Mary Seddon and Vivlenne Rich, were very fast but tended to crowd the insides. Ruth Russell, changed to centre forward, played a fast game and combined well with the insides. Marlon Marwick played a much improved game when she went back to her old position of left inside.