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

Hockey — Ladies Team

page 63


Ladies Team

"With a far-dashing stroke, and exulting, drawing deep
The long suspended breath!"


sketch of man playing hockey

We commenced the season with great hopes of adding still another Cup to the collection in the Hall. But our desires were not to be fulfilled, for we lost to three of the competing teams. Our membership not being as large as last year's, we were able to enter only one team for the Competitions; nevertheless all players were very enthusiastic.

The game against College A was looked forward to with much interest, as the result determined our standing amongst the other teams. Our captain sustained a dislocation of the knee during the first few minutes' play. Since then she was not able to take her place in the team. College defeated us by two goals to nil.

Another interesting match was played against Ramblers A. We were again unlucky, because we had to encounter another strong team on the last Saturday of the College term, and no one was in good form, due most probably to much 'burning of the midnight oil." We again suffered a defeat, the score being nine to nil.

In the rest of the matches, except that against Public Trust, who defeated us by two to nil, we managed to come out victorious. We defeated Base Records, Huatahi, Pay Department, College B and Ramblers B.

On August 13th a friendly match was played against the Training College men on Kelburn Park. Although the men gave us a very busy time the game was most enjoyable. After the match we had afternoon tea, which was kindly supplied by Miss Hetherington and Mr. Lomas of the Training College staff.

The following players were selected to play in the Wellington B Rep Team:—P. McMurray, A. George, H. Eastefield, D. Chamberlain and E. Hostick.