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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 6, No. 9 July 14, 1943



Despite the fact that for only one half-match has V.U.C. been able to field their full senior A team, they manage to extend the opposing side fairly well. Against Wellington East Old Girls, V.U.C. started well, Margaret Beattie scoring three goals before East forwards settled down. Keen play kept the ball flashing from one end of the field to the other. East finally winning 18 to 12. Mira Parsons, playing defence for the first time, played an outstanding game. Joyce Carter fitted in well in the forward third, her field-work being of value. Lack of understanding in the centre third lost V.U.C. the ball several times from the throw-off.

Against Tech. O.G., V.U.C, even with emergencies, put up their finest showing this season—playing Norma Henderson and Joyce Carter as fielding forwards to get the ball to Margaret Beattie to score 13 goals, and also scoring one each themselves. Mira Parsons again showed up well in defence and the centre worked smoothly. At half-time V.U.C. were leading by 11-9, but in the second half Tech. rapidly gained a lead, winning 18-16. Improved ball-handling made the passing etronger and consequently the team showed more confidence.

Mira Parsons, Thea Muir, Joyce Strange and Margaret Beattie have been selected for Senior A Wellington rep trials, and Norma Henderson for Senior B grade. We congratulate them.

After the previous Saturday's improved performance hopes were held of at least giving Aspro a hard game, but Varsity lost 25-5.

Despite once again playing short, the B team showed much improvement in their field-work, especially in the defence third. During the second half, Varsity settled down but were unable to make up a 6 goal lead and lost by 11 goals to 4.