Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria University College, Wellington N.Z. Vol. 20, No. 13. September 12, 1957
When one saw the performances and scores in the women's hockey this Tournament, one was tempted to believe in some freak form of team memory and habit inherited from previous Tournament teams.
The Vic. team, although greatly improved, lost by much the same margin as it did last year. After winning its last club game 10-3. with some brilliant goal-shooting, the team now lapsed to its old grannyism of playing croquet in the circle. This was particularly evident in the first match against Canterbury. Our consistent territorial advantage was in this game our downfall. For the defence were enticed so far upfield that when Canterbury broke out of its twentyfive, particularly with its swift attack from the right, the result was four runaway goals. Jill Arnold played a fast, neat game, and slammed home one goal, in the later games the team's new members lost their nervousness, Janice Gumbley, in particular, settling to a solid game. Teamwork was good throughout, but we lacked fire. Auckland beat us 2-0. Otago 5-1. Natalie Griffin scored a good runaway goal.
Beverley Major well deserved her selection as N.Z.U. vice-captain. Rae Goodwin was a reserve for the N.Z.U. side, and Mary Lyons a trialist. In its game against Auckland Province, this team played well till half-time, then tired badly to lose 8-2. One player only, A. McDonald, of Canterbury, showed the brilliance of the players at present representing N.Z.U. in Australia, although the Otago goalie made some spectacular saves.