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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 8, No. 7. June 13, 1945

Women's Hockey

Women's Hockey

For the first time in many years an MAC-VUC women's hockey match was played on King's Birthday at Massey College. As our hostesses, the MAC girls set a standard which, if maintained by both Colleges in future years, should make this annual fixture one of The events of the hockey year.

Playing somewhat superior hockey the Massey XI narrowly defeated the Senior B team which was Bent to represent Victoria by 1-0. Mas-Bey's attacks were always well engineered, the combination being really excellent. Victoria's forwards tended to bunch and lose their positions, leaving inviting gaps for their snappy defenders to penetrate. On the wings, Margaret Beattie and Margaret Gully did much to worry the defence. These wingers will improve beyond sight when they learn to time their movements, especially their passes. The inside forwards should learn to watch the spacing between themselves and their team-mates on either side. The backs did a fine job in continually bustling their opponents and in keeping the score down to only 1 goal. Shirley Johnathan, towards the end of the game, gave a spirited display of, defence. As a half, Joy Underwood does untiring work, but could improve her hitting.

Much of the spirit which existed in the game was perhaps the outcome of the "chummy" billeting arrangements of the previous night. The girls were the guests of Moginie House, the girls' hostel which is supervised by Mrs. Clausen, late of Weir House. At much inconvenience to the Massey girls, the Victoria team was given the greater portion of available "bed space." Most of the girls shared beds, a very cost arrangement, even if a little cramped.

After the match an excellent dinner was enjoyed by all, followed by a bright dance in the main hall of the College.