DSG host Woodridge

Grocott's Mail - - SPORT - STAFF RE­PORTER

Woodridge Col­lege and Prepara­tory schools trav­elled to Gra­ham­stown on Sat­ur­day 14 July to take part in the an­nual win­ter sports event be­tween the two schools.

With 18 hockey and 15 net­ball fix­tures played from U10 through to U18 lev­els, it was a very busy day at the Dioce­san School for Girls.

The day was a cold and win­tery af­fair, but thank­fully the rain held off long enough to get all the net­ball fix­tures played, with only the last cou­ple of hockey matches bat­tling through the el­e­ments.

On the re­sults front, DSG dom­i­nated the ma­jor­ity of the fix­tures, win­ning six of the eight se­nior hockey matches, with one match drawn.

How­ever, it was the first team game where Woodridge came out on top, as they se­cured a 1-0 vic­tory away from home against their more fan­cied op­po­nents.

Once again for Woodridge, the bril­liance of SA U18 player and cap­tain, Edith Mo­likoe, shone through. She not only thwarted the many DSG at­tacks, but was also on hand to con­vert a penalty cor­ner with style mid­way through the first half, which proved to be the de­ci­sive blow. Woodridge con­tin­ued to re­pel all the DSG at­tacks in the sec­ond half and car­ried their team to a hard fought vic­tory.

The net­ball was a sim­i­lar af­fair, with DSG com­ing out on top in the ma­jor­ity of the matches, win­ning all bar one of the seven matches played in the se­nior school fix­ture. Again, it was the first team match which pro­vided the most ex­cite­ment.

DSG went out to an early lead, but Woodridge fought back and al­though at one stage were trail­ing by five goals, then man­aged to se­cure a 16-16 score line by the fi­nal whis­tle to draw the match.

DSG will host Her­schel from Cape Town this week­end, be­fore go­ing away to Kingsridge Girls in King Wil­liams Town on 28 July. DSG will then host Queen­stown Girls’ High School on 4 Au­gust to fin­ish off their win­ter pro­gramme.

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