Pinkies too good for Collegiate

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Passing game .. Pinkies player Olivia Byars is surrounded by Southern Collegiate rivals as she prepares to pass the ball to team-mate Jess Roy running in support. PHOTO: SANDY EGGLESTON

A solid team performance cinched a 4-nil win for the Pinkies against Southern Collegiate on Saturday.

The Hockey Southland division two women’s game was played at the Gore turf.

The Pinkies led 2-nil at halftime after Jess Roy and Lana Mackay scored field goals.

The two goals in the second half came from penalty corners.

The first was a direct shot into the goal by Mackay, who trapped the ball at the top of the circle and slammed the hit in to find the back board.

The second came after Mackay again trapped the ball and laid it off to Sarah Wiegersma, camped near the goal post, who deflected it past the goal keeper.

In the second half Collegiate was starved of possession and rarely made it into the opposition circle.

Twice in the half several of the Collegiate forwards made breaks up the field with only the goalie to beat.

However, they squandered the genuine scoring opportunities with shots on goal that were wayward .

The Pinkies’ defence, for the most part, was stout and quickly shut down any foray into its circle.

Captain Kerry Rutherford said the team played a good passing game and kept control of the ball.

“We got a few great finishes with our goals,” Rutherford said.