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The Spike: or, Victoria University College Review, October 1918

Women's Basketball Club

Women's Basketball Club.

"No dancing girl, some other sport."—Shaks.

This term practices have been held on Kelburn Park in the afternoon and also in the Gymnasium on Thursday evening. Great interest has been displayed by the members, and the practices have been well attended. Although the season is well advanced, we have obtained several new players this term.

On June 13th a practice match, Freshers v. Seniors, was played in the Gymnasium, which resulted in a win for Freshers, 6—3.

On August 6th a match was held in Kelburn Park, Training College v. Victoria University College. After an even game V.U.C. secured a win, 4—0. Goals were thrown by G. Trolove and E. Smith.

The most interesting match was perhaps that played against the football team on August 22nd. Contrary to expectations the game was not a very rough one—due no doubt to mutual respect or fear, which also probably accounted for the fact, that some of our players did not play their usual good game. With the exception of the goal throwers, who crowded too much, our team gave their best exhibition of combined play. However, in this, the men far surpassed them. In spite of their unusual places, they showed their football combination and swift and accurate passing. Such passing should be an eye-opener to the girls, who have never reached such heights. The women's team put up spite of an extra number of penalties from the men's mistakes, it was easily defeated by the men, 15—5. Our visitors seemed to be captivated by the game—so much so that they insisted on continuing in friendly game after the match.

We were pleased that Mrs. Mackenzie and Mrs. Somerville were able to come to the match.

The Committee would like to take this opportunity of thanking Mrs. Mackenzie for her kindness in providing supper.

On August 29th a practice, Arts v. Science, was played in the Gymnasium. In the first spell the game was very even, but in the second half Science had the best of the game, and succeeded in winning, 8—4.