In a top-of-the-table clash, Massey beat College 3-0 to remain unbeaten and retain the Challenge Trophy for another week in the Manawatu men's club competition.
Massey had the better of the game but found College a tough nut who were solid in the midfield and organised in defence. College missed their injured playmaker Warren Phillips.
Massey produced a lot of opportunities but it took a easy deflection by Jake Blanks late in the half to break the deadlock.
College created half-chances up front but Massey, through Marcus Emery, were always in control.
Weight of possession eventually told and Massey scored an opportunistic goal by Gabe Rawcliffe with Sam Moffat on hand to clinch the game in the dying minutes.
Marist squandered a 2-0 lead in their match, allowing Rangers to grab a 4-3 win.
Rangers fed off Marist defensive lapses just before the half to turn the game in their favour.
Marist leaked a goal early in the second half to Rangers then scrambled back on to level terms before Rangers broke out and stole the lead in the last seconds to win.
Tech College Old Boys consolidated their fourth place with a 5-2 win over Palmerston North Boys' High School in Whanganui.
It was a tight match with Tech up 1-0 at halftime. A couple of late goals inflated the score with Jordie Beech and Dion Spackman scoring for Boys' High.
High School Hockey Club won 3-2 over Manawatu College Old Boys in Palmerston North.
Two quick goals early on had HSHC in command but MCOB plugged away with four penalty corner chances that kept HSHC honest.
After the break, the flow of the game went MCOB's way as HSHC struggled after losing Royden Burt to injury and MCOB scored through Thomas Harper within seconds after halftime.
HSHC resorted to overheads to turn back MCOB raids with a HSHC grabbing a penalty corner goal before MCOB converted one of their many chances with Bryce Wylie scoring from a penalty flick goal.
Collegians struck their best form of late with a 4-1 win over High School Hockey Club in their game in the women's competition.
Collegians attacked from the outset and were rewarded with a goal by Haley Mallinder. Inspired by the Mallinder goal, Collegians increased their lead with two goals to Pippa Norman. HSHC struggled to string passes together and individual forwards up front were easily picked off by an organised Collegians defence.
In the second spell, HSHC played with more resolveto pull back a goal.
College had too much class for Palmerston North Girls' High School winning 6-0 to retain the Challenge Trophy.
From the moment College scored two quick goals in the opening period, Girls' High were forced to play catch-up hockey.
College's Teri Kitson played her best game of the season, excelling up front, showing speed, hunger, creating goal opportunities and scoring herself.
College made good use of the space Girls' High gave them, with goals coming at regular intervals.
Late in the match, Girls' High enjoyed a period of attack when College were down to nine players through suspensions.
Massey won 4-1 over HSHC Evergreens in a match that was a tussle up front.
Massey played at pace, spreading play across the field, attempting to stretch the Evergreens defence.
Evergreens were resolute and pressed down the flanks with Rosie Wolland, Lynley Willocks, Rachel Percy and Jess Porteous to the fore.
Massey utilised their swift ball speed to take a 2-0 lead at the break.
Evergreens stepped up in the second period, changing tactics and plugged raids down the right flank with Porteous on the end of a passing move started by Percy to score.
The game ebbed and flowed but Massey scored twice more to seal victory.
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