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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol 7, No. 4 June 7, 1944

Our Hockey Teams — —Women

Our Hockey Teams


For their first match this season the Senior A team drew as its adversary that proficient team, College Old Girls. Varsity managed to keep them down to 5-2 and considering it was their first time on the field as a whole team, and against such experienced opponents, the result was quite encouraging. Varsity's goals were scored as a result of reasonably good combination and effective crowding-in at the goal. The halves, playing energetically, showed promising hitting power, athough they tended to keep too far down the field. The fullbacks were often caught out by not getting back into position after advancing for a tackle. However, there was some effective see-sawing between halves and backs. The goalie made several spectacular saves and kept up a good performance throughout the game.

In their second match the team drew with Petone Tech. Old Girls 5. 5. The Intermediate team, playing one short, had a hard tussle against Technical College who scored 3-0 against them. The main fault was the inability of individual players to hit hard. However, a distinct improvement was apparent in the second spell and the team showed a certain amount of promise.

The Thirds won by default from Petone Tech. and in their second match defeated College Old Girls by 2-0.

The teams are not definitely settled yet so do not hesitate to come along to practices. There is still plenty of room for new players. Practices Thursday nights in the Gym.