Moving on to Durban

Aug 30, 2010 by Mike Raposo

Field HockeyThe Mount Holyoke Lyons won their first competition in South Africa this evening against the University of Kwa Zulu Natal (Pietermaritzburg campus). Junior Shara Robertson scored first for Mount Holyoke in the first half, and first year Stephanie Slysz put one more in the cage in the second half of the match. Junior goalie Katie Gibson, was able maintain her first shut out of the season, with some help in the second half from sophomore goalie Annie O’Byrne. The final score of the game was 2-0. We still have much to work on in our upcoming preseason at home, but we enjoyed the win tonight.
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Our South African Tour Continues

Aug 26, 2010 by Mike Raposo

Field Hockey

By: Kiki Boyles


Tonight Mount Holyoke faced the University of Cape Town in their second game of our South African tour. The Lyons showed much improvement since our first game against Stellenbosch. We fought hard and held UCT to only one goal for the first half. In the end, the South Africans did show our team a thing or two about hockey, and we will certainly carry those lessons into our home season.
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More From South Africa

Aug 26, 2010 by Mike Raposo

Field Hockey

By: Kiki Boyles


This morning the team visited the Stellenbosch wine region to experience some of the local flora and fauna. The Spier Vineyard is home to wildlife sanctuaries for both eagles and cheetahs. Both facilities are oriented towards educating the public about the dangers that both face. In particular, eagles are in peril of being hunted in South Africa because of local superstitions about these birds of prey. Our guide informed us however, that there was no way that eating the brain of a South African vulture would guarantee us our immortality. This sanctuary also works to rehabilitate injured or abandoned birds, with the hope of releasing as many as possible back into the wild.
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Greetings from South Africa!!

Aug 24, 2010 by Mike Raposo


Field Hockey

by: Kiki Boyles

The Mount Holyoke field hockey team arrived here in Cape Town on Saturday, and we have enjoyed ourselves immensely since then. On our first full day in this beautiful country, we took a full tour of the Cape of Good Hope, stopping along the way to see and experience all the peninsula has to offer. This included a wild boat ride out to seal island as well as a more leisurely walk through a penguin colony on the coast. The highlight of the day was, of course, the views from Cape Point, where the Atlantic and Indian Ocean currents meet. Although it was a bit cloudy, the landscape and vistas were absolutely stunning.



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