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Salient: Victoria University Students' Paper. Vol. 28, No. 11. 1965.

A fantastic improvement: Women's Hockey

A fantastic improvement: Women's Hockey

This year's women's hockey team was unrecognisable from last year's. The VUW side was the only one to defeat the eventual champions. OU, and only a defeat by AU and a draw with CU prevented VUW from showing the greatest improvement of any Tournament team—VUW lost every game last year!

Auckland v. Victoria

Under appalling conditions, AU defeated VUW in a hard-fought battle. Outstanding in the murk and instrumental in AU's win were forwards Judy Rapson and C. Ringer.

AU 3, VUW 1.

Victoria v. Canterbury

This was an even and unspectacular game, with neither team managing to dominate play. A draw was a fair result.

VUW 2, CU 2.

Otago v. Victoria

In the best game yet seen in the tournament, VUW outplayed OU. After a fairly even first half, an inspired VUW team combined well to break up OU's defence. This was the first game in which the OU defence had been penetrated—possibly the morning game took too heavy a toll.

OU 1, VUW 4.

Victoria v. Massey

This was a rather unexciting game. VUW went into the lead early on in the piece and after scoring five goals grew a little complacent. The MUM forward line took advantage of this to sneak a couple of goals, but could not penetrate further.

VUW 5, MUM 2.

Auckland V. Otago

In this, the final game of the tournament, the two leading teams vied for supremacy in a fast, exciting encounter. Both sides played hard, constructive hockey, but OU's defence was the deciding factor and AU were unable to score.

AU 0, OV 2.

Final Results: OU 6, 1; VUW, AU 5, 2 equal; CU 4, 4; MUM 0, 5.

Selected for the NZU team that almost upset Wellington was E. Neal, from VUW. That only one VUW player was selected shows the strength of the VUW teamwork.