It was a bumper weekend of international sport in SA, read on to catch up on all the SA women’s sport action published on gsport over the weekend.
The SA women’s hockey team end their Cape Town summer of hockey campaign as credible Investec Challenge silver medallists, after losing 2-4 to world champs, the Netherlands, at Hartleyvale on Sunday
SA goal magician Pietie Coetzee praises the Investec SA strike force ahead of a repeat of her most dramatic match ever, in Saturday’s 2nd Investec Challenge semi-final against Australia’s Hockeyroos at 5pm. World Champs the Netherlands take on England in the 1st semi-final at Hartleyvale, at 2:30pm.
“[E]nd-to-end action packed with superb saves and near-misses” marks the Investec SA win over the Hockeyroos in Saturday’s 2nd semi-final, to ensure the home team takes on world champs the Netherlands in the prestigious tournament final at Hartleyvale on Sunday
After a bitter 1-all draw against Australia and a 4-1 win over a young England, the SA women’s hockey team face their toughest opponents in world champs and London 2012 gold medalists, the Netherlands, in their third Investec Challenge test at Hartleyvale in Cape Town at 8pm this evening
Attack and defence on song for Investec SA at Hartleyvale on Tuesday evening, in action that saw the umpires’ conduct as much under the spotlight as the fiercely-contested play that resulted in the 1-1 draw.
Sanani Mangisa was remarkable in goals, while Pietie Coetzee, Tarryn Bright and Marsha Marescia scored for Investec South Africa as they kicked off their Investec Challenge campaign in style with a 4-1 win over England last night. South Africa face Australia at 8pm at Hartleyvale Stadium tonight.
The prestigious Investec Challenge kicks off in Cape Town today, with Netherlands facing Australia at 6pm and the Investec South African women’s team up against England at 8pm at the Hartleyvale Stadium.
Weekend Wrap: Check out our summary of SA women’s sport published on gsport over the weekend!
Sanani Mangisa has been in the national women’s hockey squad setup for 6 years, and the country’s no. 1 keeper for the past 6 months. gsport talks to Sanani ahead of the prestigious Investec Challenge starting in Cape Town on Monday, featuring hosts South Africa, England, Australia and world champions, Holland.
SA Hockey announces Lenise Marais and Marsha Marescia as co-captains to lead SA in the prestigious Investec Challenge, which kicks off on Monday, 4 February, against hockey powerhouses Holland, England and Australia.
Second-half goals by Bernie Coston and Tarryn Bright complimented the first-half equaliser by Lilian du Plessis to give Investec SA a 3-1 win over England in their final international friendly, ahead of the Investec Challenge in Cape Town from Monday, 4 February, featuring Holland, Australia, hosts South Africa and England