Rikus Grobler | Oct 18, 2017 | 0
DTS clinches outdoor hockey league
The DTS men and the Windhoek Old Boys (WOBSC) women won the Bank Windhoek outdoor Hockey Premier League titles in their respective categories.
Having already clinched the prestigious trophy in 2015, the DTS men’s team took top honours again, but this time they were pushed all the way by a determined WOBSC side.
After ten hard fought games throughput the season, the men in red and white accumulated 30 points, a single point more than their closest pursuers. WOBSC was, however, the more effective offensive side, ending the league with a goal difference of plus 38 compared to DTS’s 19. Etienne de Villiers did most of the damage with an incredible 20 goals to his name while his team mate Dylan Finch, added another 19 to the WOBSC statistics.
DTS did not produce the major goal scoring feasts, but their defence was the key to their title defence. At the end, they only conceded a mere three goals against them. They also didn’t lose a single game.
Third place went to UNAM.
The WOBSC women’s side had a less nail-biting league campaign as they secured their second title in a row well ahead of the rest of the field. The winners ended on 35 points, eleven ahead of second-placed SAINTS, not losing a single match in the process and only conceding a single goal.
UNAM’s Lidia Simon was the women’s top goal scorer with 9 goals, but it was not enough to make her team, which eventually ended in third place, battle for the title.
Meanwhile DTS completed their incredible outdoor season when the men’s reserve team came out on top in the reserve league, well ahead of WOBSC and UNAM. Sedtric Makati was top goal scorer, finding the back of the net on twelve occasions.
In the women’s reserve division there was no stopping the Masters. Saints finished three points adrift on second with WOBSC in third. Saints’ Melissa Gillies 18 goals were the most scored by a single player.