College had the better of the game against Palmerston North Boys' High School with a 10-1 win in the latest men's round on Saturday.
Boys' High looked as if they were still recovering from their Super 8 games and were much too static, being guilty of not front-marking opposition players.
College led 5-0 at halftime, thanks to two field goals by Ben Molloy, one nice deflection by Damien O'Hara and two penalty corners.
In the second half, College continued to play fast, open hockey, with Warren Phillips scoring his second penalty corner, followed by two nice field goals, one by Matt Hunter and one by Michael Caddigan.
The schoolboys had one nice inter-passing movement that resulted in a goal by Nick Davey, but further goals by Warren Phillips and Daniel Juno meant College overwhelmed them as they reached double figures.
Massey were much too strong for Rangers in their game, and won convincingly, 7-2, in Whanganui.
Massey dominated despite Marcus Emery and Gabe Rawcliffe being unavailable.
The Marist and Manawatu College Old Boys game was evenly contested throughout the first half until Josh Scott scored from a penalty corner. MCOB responded within four minutes with a good field goal and at halftime the score was 1-1.
Both teams battled away throughout the second half until Josh Scott scored with an excellent reverse tomahawk with 30 seconds left on the clock to win the game 2-1 for Marist.
A last-minute penalty corner meant High School Hockey Club stole a 1-1 draw with Technical College Old Boys.
TCOB had scored through Kane Watkins from a drag flick with 10 minutes to go and looked to have the match sewn up but HSHC won a penalty corner and scored with 30 seconds remaining.
In the women's competition, the match between College and Collegians had a slow start before College won 5-2.
Both teams struggled to get into the game as the ball was frequently turned over.
Brittany Vining broke the deadlock when she got a touch on the right to a ball hit from left field.
Sheree Horvath broke through the midfield to get the ball away to Charmaine Robinson, who hit home a nice field goal to take the score to 2-0.
The next goal, scored by Moira Senior, resulted from a penalty corner breakdown and College went ahead 3-0.
However, Collegians fought back and Jess Watkins scored a goal just before halftime.
In the second half, Collegians scored again to make it 3-2, but College rose to the challenge and scored two more goals and closed the game 5-2.
The Massey and High School Hockey Club game was closer than predicted, with the scores locked at 0-0 at halftime.
Massey dominated the second half, scoring three goals, to give them a 3-0 win.
Kayla Brady played well for HSHC, while Christine Anderson was Massey's best.
The game between HSHC Evergreens and Palmerston North Girls' High School was deferred.
- Manawatu Standard
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