Hockey Women fail to stand against Jeppe St Andrews

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Shooting High: The Wits Hockey Women, in blue and yellow, watch as a shot by Jeppe St Andrews midfielder Jules Cass, in black and blue, goes toward the goal. Wits lost the game 6-3.

Shooting High: The Wits Hockey Women, in blue and yellow, watch as a shot by Jeppe St Andrews midfielder Jules Cass, in black and blue, goes toward the goal. Wits lost the game 6-3.

By Jay Caboz

The Wits Hockey Women lost their second Indoor Premier League match  3-6 against Jeppe St Andrews at the Fourways Indoor Stadium on Monday night.

Wits got off to a good start at the beginning of the game. They produced a number of neat plays along the board and managed to get behind Jeppe’s defence to test the keeper. The pressure continued to build for the Witsies and within the fourth minute Wits were rewarded with a penalty corner. Witsie and former South Africa U21 defender Demi du Toit stepped up to slam home a drag flick from the top of the D to put Wits up 1-0.

Jeppe managed to shake off the goal and soon after began to turn the tide against Wits.

Wits conceded a number of interceptions along the forward line which allowed Jeppe to counter attack in force. This proved too much to handle for the Witsies as they conceded a pair of penalty corners. In the 11th minute Jeppe’s Roxanne Turner drew the sides level with an un-saveable drag flick in the bottom right hand corner.

Jeppe’s Jules Cass, a former Wits student, added another goal from a penalty corner in the 15th minute.

One minute before halt-time, Wits manage to scrape the scores level after Witsie striker Jaime Martin found a gap in Jeppe’s defence to set up an easy tap in for Wits’ Gabirela Garcia.

During the second half Wits struggled to get the ball out from their own 16 yard hits, this was mainly due to a change in strategy from the Jeppe side who stepped higher in defence preventing most of the ball getting to the Wits forwards. Jeppe showed great composure and awareness and pulled any chance of a victory away from Wits.

In quick succession Jeppe scored two goals in the 22nd and 25th minutes to put Wits 4-2 behind.

Wits came back with another goal from Du Toit in the 27th minute, this time taken from a penalty stroke.

Wits goal keeper Zimisile Shange was peppered with a number of shots from all corners of the D. The students were lucky to leave just two more goals unanswered in the 29th and 33rd minute as Jeppe put the score line to 6-3.

Wits coach Peter de Lange threw in one final gamble by replacing Shange with an extra outfield player with three minutes to go. The change in strategy was ineffectual in returning a goal but did manage to stem the flow of goals as players were able pick up loose unmarked players.

After a comfortable 5-3 win last week Wits’ hopes of keeping with the top competitors in the league took a major knock after the loss.

jaycaboz@witsvuvuzela.com

Witsie defneders Kirsti Morely Jepson (left) and Demi du Toit (Middle) tackle Roxanne Turner from Jeppe St Andrews

Witsie defneders Kirsten Morley-Jepson (left) and Gabirela Garcia (middle) tackle Roxanne Turner (right) from Jeppe St Andrews

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A Wits striker narrowly misses a shot to the far post during their match against Jeppe St Andrews

 

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Gabriela Garcia watches the ball lift off a Jeppe St Andrews player.

 

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From Dunedin to Wellington and into the past..I’m in New Zeland

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Hello mom dad and all.

I am sure by now you are all enjoying the deep soulful sounds of the African bush.

We have been very busy the last few days.

Yesterday we went to the port of Dunedin for a train rode through the NZ “bush”. It was like being transported to the rocky lands of the Lord of the Rings. I can see why they decided to make the movie set here. It’s got a quaint Hilton midlands landscape feel with the sea on its doorstep. Very nice and plenty of photos taken.  The weather was mostly grummy and rainy.

Our next port was at Akaroa another quaint place. We were supposed to have a day out kayaking along the coastline but the company screwed up the booking.  This however, actually worked in our favour, we instead went for a boat tour around the bay and saw dolphins,  penguin,  sea lions,  and some more dramatic landscape scenery! It was a fantastic warm day out after we had begun to think NZ was permanently rain and cloud.

As soon as we hit the main sea line I began to feel the effects of sea sickness, so I missed a good majority of the coastline from the back of the small boat. Things had been going so well up until then.

It’s hard to think that tonight is New Years Eve and we’re expecting a HUGE supper of lobster, rib eye and lamb, so our waiter Enrique says. So try beat an all-you-can eat lobster dinner?  Hopefully by the time I send this message it will not be new years for all of you,  were 11 hours Ahead remember!

Were in Wellington for new years but the weather is pretty miserable so don’t think we’ll be doing much.

The whole town has free Wi-Fi, which is pretty cool, so we’re going to go mad with the emails!

So bye for now!

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A fairytale retold … well!

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Modernising  the classical fairy tale of Red Riding Hood, In a Company of Wolves breaks the notions of feminine vulnerability in this high physical theatre production.

Modernising the classical fairytale of Red Riding Hood, In a Company of Wolves breaks the notions of feminine vulnerability in this highly physical theatre production. Photo: Jay Caboz

One usually associates a fairy tale, like Red Riding Hood, with a small unassuming girl who gently ambles her way through the woods on the way to grandma’s house. Unknown to the red-caped girl, she is followed by a fierce wolf who among other things intends to make a lunch for two, a dinner for one. If the wolf had to see the Wits’ theatre production In The Company of Wolves, HE would have been on the menu.

In this production, the meek girl is transformed. She is manifested though the bold manoeuvres of a set of dancers that challenge the misconceptions of feminine vulnerability.

In the Company of Wolves Cast: Kirsten Mohamed,Raezeen Wentworth, Chanelle Sardinha and Linda Mdena (Left to Right Back) and Mark Tathum and Jason Solomon (Left to Right Front)

In the Company of Wolves Cast (left to right back): Kirsten Mohamed, Raezeen Wentworth, Chanelle Sardinha and Linda Mdena  and Mark Tathum and Jason Solomon (left to right front)

To watch the cast effortlessly weave among each other was simply sublime.  Equally sublime was the musical score which paired perfectly with the dancing style. A rhythmic ebb and flow was beautifully built up to a crescendo at the end of the 25 minute production.

From walls to backstage the cast makes use good use of the Wits Nunnery, which seems very cramped when six dancers try to perform on it.

In a weirdly uncomfortable way, the cramped feeling adds toward the play’s success. You cannot distance yourself from the action.

It’s in your face and you become more involved as a result. You are also forced to respect the level of planning and curatorship involved in manoeuvring in such a small space.

Cast member Mark Tathum said that the crew was hoping the production would be in contention for the Grahamstown Arts Festival later this year.

At a cost of R10 a ticket the show is well worth making the long walk down to the South side of East Campus. It will be on till the end of the week (8 Feb) and is only showing at 13h00.

Directed by Jason Solomon and Chanelle Sardinha In The Company of Wolves delightfully overturns an out of date nursery tale and is a must see. Book it now.

In the Company of Wolves
Venue: The Wits Nunnery, close to the Wits Theatre, East Campus
Dates: O Week, 4 – 8 February 2013
Time: 13h00
Length: 25 Minutes
Cost: R10 per person

jaycaboz@witsvuvuzela.com

Modernising  the classical fairy tale of Red Riding Hood, In a Company of Wolves breaks the notions of feminine vulnerability in this high physical theatre production.

Modernising the classical fairy tale of Red Riding Hood, In a Company of Wolves breaks the notions of feminine vulnerability in this high physical theatre production.  Photo Jay Caboz

Modernising  the classical fairy tale of Red Riding Hood, In a Company of Wolves breaks the notions of feminine vulnerability in this high physical theatre production.

Modernising the classical fairy tale of Red Riding Hood, In a Company of Wolves breaks the notions of feminine vulnerability in this high physical theatre production. Photo Jay Caboz

Modernising  the classical fairy tale of Red Riding Hood, In a Company of Wolves breaks the notions of feminine vulnerability in this high physical theatre production.

Modernising the classical fairy tale of Red Riding Hood, In a Company of Wolves breaks the notions of feminine vulnerability in this high physical theatre production. Photo Jay Caboz

First sights of New Zealand, the Sounds…

Sun light catches a rising mist along the cliffs of Milford Sound, New Zealand.  Milford is known as the wettest inhabited place in New Zealand with an average of ten sunny days a year. I just fifteen minutes  the sun had gone for the rest of the day.

Sun light catches a rising mist along the cliffs of Milford Sound, New Zealand. Milford is known as the wettest inhabited place in New Zealand with an average of ten sunny days a year. I just fifteen minutes the sun had gone for the rest of the day.

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So today marks our third day at sea

We have been relaxing and chilling for most of the time. And of course eating some great food!

For the first time we were able to see New Zealand’s landscape.  Our tour took us through the Sounds of NZ. They are fjords that join the Sea at both ends (a fjord doesn’t join at both ends). The best way to describe the scene would be to say that they look like rainy mist covered mountain tops that are at sea levels,  the cliffs are dark grey in colour and the water is a mixture on sea and plain water. At times the water looks almost like reflective glass. Apparently it rains 95 percent of the time. In Milford Sound you would be lucky to get 10 sunny days, our cruise line director told us, how depressing.

The averages held out and most of the day was overcast but in small patches the sun managed to sneak through and we were able to see the rich green colours.

Our next port of call is the famous Dunedin harbour where well be catching a train through more scenic NZ countryside, the famous Taieri Gorge,  and hopefully a chance to send this message off!

Hope all is going well and look forward to hearing from you all soon.

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Zombies…WHAT!!! Hey don’t I know those guys? Great publication in this month’s Guru Magazine

Please check out the latest publication of Guru Magazine! I did the photo’s for the talented science journo Anina Mumm’s (@aninja_m ) article “5 Reasons not to prepare for a Zombie Ap

Thanks to my volunteer models, Warren Driscoll, Caryn Upton and Richard Holman(left to right)

Thanks to my volunteer models Warren Driscoll, Caryn Upton and Richard Holman(left to right).

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