WET weather didn’t dampen the spirits or the action at the grand finals of this year’s Spar KZN School Girls’ Hockey Challenge on 23 and 24 July with St Mary’s DSG taking the win in determined fashion on their home turf. First to go were College, missing their eight second penalty. Leah Piggott representing Saints was first in line for her team and didn’t manage to capitalise on College’s miss. The final four rolling penalties went Saints way, with College unable to penetrate Sarah Cromie’s solid presence in goals in their two attempts. Vice-captain for St Mary’s DSG, Tegan Fourie, put the first points up on the board, followed up by Kiana Cormack slotting in her team’s second. The final score was 2-0 to Saints. A new initiative this year was the inclusion of a hockey bursary by Varsity College. With the decision being extremely difficult this year, the college awarded two bursaries. The announcement was made at the prize-giving, with the recipients being invited to study and play for Varsity College. The two bursary winners were Tegan Fourie from St Mary’s DSG and Courtney Slaney from Westville Girls’ High School. - Supplied.