College salvaged a goal in the dying minutes to draw 1-1 with Massey in the top-of-the-table clash in the women's club competition at the Twin Turfs on Saturday.
With the draw, College keeps the Challenge Trophy for another week.
Massey had more clear-cut chances, and a goal to Kristi Anderson in the first half gave them the upper hand.
There were many individual match-ups, with that between the opposing centre halves Liz Horne and Tara Drysdale the most intriguing.
Massey were fast and constructive in the first spell and College worked hard to stay in the contest.
College settled in the second spell and both teams fought hard deep into the match before Charmaine Robertson scored for College to secure a draw.
Collegians capitalised on a good start to win 4-1 over a determined Palmerston North Girls' High School.
Collegians attacked prominently down the right flank to get in behind Girls' High's defence.
Jess Watkins opened the scoring early for Collegians and goals came regularly in the half.
Girls' High defended stoutly and broke out to score just before the interval to make it 3-1. They did not allow Collegians space in the second spell and held them out until a solo dribble by Halley Mallinda led to the only goal of the half.
The former Wairarapa College combination of Wendy Hull and Carla Burt was to the fore when High School Hockey Club won 7-2 over Evergreens.
Burt scored a double in the opening minutes of each half to put the result beyond doubt.
HSHC directed play down the flanks, strung passes together and were more determined than Evergreens.
They were rewarded by taking 5-0 lead into the break, which they extended with another goal in the 38th minute. A weakened Evergreens, with six frontliners out injured, scored two late consolation goals.
In the men's competition, the derby between rivals High School Hockey Club and College resulted in College claiming the honours with a 2-1 win.
College ended an engrossing first half with a goal by Sean Spackman the difference between the sides.
After the break HSHC threw everything at College but their defence was organised and solid, led ably by New Zealand under-18 squad member Matt Hunter in goal.
HSHC camped on attack for most of the second half and finally gaining the equaliser minutes from the end.
But they then relaxed and College gained a goal off a fast break and held off HSHC during the closing minutes. Jo Crawford and Andrew Gifkins were tireless for College.
Palmerston North Boys' High School hit form with a 6-1 win over Rangers with Jordie Beech at the forefront with a hat-trick backed up by a brace from Nick Davey.
Tech College Old Boys hosted Manawatu College Old Boys, winning 5-4 in a stop-start match in Wanganui.
Tech dominated the early exchanges with two goals before MCOB clawed back two of their own.
Momentum then swung again in Tech's favour with another two goals before they extended their lead early in the second half, only for MCOB to close the gap with two late goals. John Shearer starred in goal for MCOB.
Massey overcame a spirited Marist to win 6-1 and retain the Challenge Trophy.
Marist competed with Massey early on and broke the deadlock in the 25th minute when Isaac Kearser slipped his marker to score.
Inspired by a brace of goals from Gabe Rawcliffe, Grant Ramsay and Nathan Holt, Massey then stamped their authority on the the match.
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