DSG host Woodridge College in Grahamstown
WOODRIDGE College and Preparatory travelled to Grahamstown last Saturday to take part in the annual winter sports derby against Diocesan School for Girls.
With 18 hockey and 15 netball fixtures played from U10 through to U18 it was a very busy day at DSG. 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 in the 1st team game where Woodridge came out well, 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 1-0 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 1st team match which provided the most excitement. DSG went out to an early lead, however Woodridge fought back and although at one stage were trailing by five goals, managed to secure a 16-16 score line by the final whistle to draw the match.
DSG host Herschel from Cape Town this coming weekend, before going away to Kingsridge Girls in King Williams Town on July 28. DSG will then host Queenstown Girls High School on 4 August to finish off their winter programme. Results: Hockey 1sts: DSG 0 – 1 Woodridge 2nds: DSG 3 – 0 Woodridge 3rds: DSG 10 – 0 Woodridge U16A: DSG 1 – 0 Woodridge U16B: DSG 2 – 0 Woodridge U16C: DSG 6 – 0 Woodridge U14A: DSG 1 – 1 Woodridge U14B: DSG 2 – 0 Woodridge Netball 1sts: DSG 16 – 16 Woodridge 2nds: DSG 9 – 7 Woodridge 3rds: DSG 14 – 4 Woodridge U16A: DSG 22 – 9 Woodridge U16B: DSG 23 – 3 Woodridge U14A: DSG 12 – 9 Woodridge U14B: DSG 10 – 4 Woodridge