Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 6, No. 7. June 9, 1943
This year the University teams have not yet won a game in the Wellington Association matches. In the first games of the season, the Senior A team was defeated by Aspro, and the Senior B team lost to Wellington East Old Girls. The other Saturday the A team was defeated by Kia Ora, and the B team by Y.W.C.A.
In the first half of the match against Kia Ora, the A team played well, and the two teams seemed evenly matched. Unfortunately one of our girls had to go off at half time, and she was replaced by Thea Muir in the forwards. This left only two girls. Moira Wicks and Joyce Strange, in the centre. Although these girls put up a fine show, Kia Ora now had it much their own way, and the final score was 25-10 to Kia Ora. Slight faults, such as stepping with the ball and over defence, were noticeable throughout the game, and these must be corrected.
The Senior B team also unfortunately played one short. If it had not been for this handicap, the score would have been much more even. Avis Reed, nobly assisted by Norma Henderson, scored the majority of goals, and the final result was 21-6 to Y.W.C.A. The B team is shaping well, and they deserve better luck in their next matches.
[This hope was not realised, as last Saturday the Senior A team lost to Island Bay 16-4, and the Senior B team to Taupo 16-4.—Ed.]