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Salient: Victoria University Students' Paper. Vol. 29, No. 12. 1966.

Women's Hockey

Women's Hockey

The first day's play, for both men's and women's teams, was played in conditions reminiscent of Wellington. The driving wind and rain, the deep mud and the deep puddles were all to be found in peculiar abundance. It was under these conditions that Victoria did its best in the three days of competitions, beating Auckland 3-2 and Canterbury 4-2. When one supposes that these two centres would support better teams, the results were gratifying.

However, following these two games Victoria did not fare so well. On the second day of play they drew 1-1 with the Auckland B team and ended all hopes of regaining lost ground by losing to Massey 4-2.

As the week progressed things did not look up and on the last day Victoria was beaten by Otago 5-0.

The reasons, so I was told, for this succession of defeats, was a lack of combination resulting from too few practices. However, in all fairness good wins were achieved in what were lousy conditions even by Wellington standards.

The Sports Editor, standing wrapped in a warm coat, felt only admiration for these hardy specimens of women-hood and retains this admiration even while writing this report.

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