The SPAR Proteas began their Preliminary Stage Two match against Scotland and walked away with another victory in the bag, with a winning score of: 66-38.
The South African side have been impressive since the start of the Vitality Netball World Cup, winning all four of their matches, so far. However, their fumbling start in the encounter against the Scots saw the ladies going down 5-3 in the earlier stages.
The South African’s threat was never far away, though, and with good interplay between captain, Bongi Msomi, Izette Griesel and Renske Stoltz saw the Proteas claw their way back into the game and eventually establish a 15-10 lead at the end of the first quarter.
As the match progressed, the final quarter was more a defensive affair as each side struggled to find goal opportunities in the first five minutes. In the end, the Proteas’ resilience paid off as they managed to push through and claim the win.
Q1: South Africa 15 v Scotland 10
Q1: South Africa 17 v Scotland 10
Q3: Q1: South Africa 17 v Scotland 12
Q4: Q1: South Africa 15 v Scotland 10
Shooting Stats – South Africa:
Lenize Potgieter 30/30 (100%)
Sigi Burger 26/29 (90%)
Maryka Holtzhausen 8/9 (89%)
Renske Stoltz 2/6 (33%)
South Africa’s starting line-up:
GS – Lenize Potgieter
GA – Renske Stoltz
WA – Izette Griesel
C – Bongiwe Msomi
WD – Shadine van der Merwe
GD – Zanele Vimbela
GK – Phumza Maweni
Order of Play for Preliminaries Stage Two:
Wed 17 July: South Africa vs Uganda 19h00 (local time)
Thurs18 July: South Africa vs England 20h00 (local time)
Photo 1 Caption: Lenize Potgieter of the SPAR Proteas in action during the Vitality Netball World Cup match between South Africa and Scotland at M&S Bank Arena on Monday, July 15, 2019 in Liverpool, England. Photo: Reg Caldecott
Photo 2 Caption: Renske Stoltz for South Africa and Emily Nicholl of Scotland in action during the SPAR Proteas’ fourth consecutive win in Liverpool. Photo: Reg Caldecott