Knock Out Friday in Hockey IPT Semis

by | Aug 24, 2012

Kaspersky Southern Gauteng’s goal machine Pietie Coetzee Coetzee has racked up nine goals in the 2012 SA Hockey women’s IPT, being contested at the Randburg Astro in Johannesburg. Southerns ended the tournament’s pool-stage in second place behind an unbeaten Northerns outfit, and will play the second tournament semi-final against Pool B leaders, an impressive SA Under-21 side, at 5pm on Friday. The first semi-final at 3pm features tournament defending champs Western Province against Northerns. Coetzee is pictured in action against New Zealand during the London 2012 Olympic Games, at the Riverbank Arena on 30 July 2012. Photo: Wessel Oosthuizen / SA Sports Picture Agency

Northerns continued their winning record on Thursday at the 2012 SAHA Women’s Hockey IPT at Randburg Astro with a 4-3 win over Kaspersky Southern Gauteng to top Group B at the conclusion of the pool matches, while the free-scoring Southerns outfit were handed their first lost of the tournament by Northerns to finish second on the log, with 12 points from five games.

The SA U21 team finished their 2012 IPT round-robin campaign positively with a 3-2 win over Kaspersky Wits to end their round-robin fixtures convincingly at the top of Pool A with three wins and two draws in their five fixtures, two points clear of Western Province who sneak a semi-final spot with eight log points from two wins and three draws, one point ahead of North West.

Semi-finals action kicks off at 3pm featuring hard work for 2011 champs Western Province up against vs the dominant Northerns, while Pool a leaders SA U21 face a powerful Kaspersky Southern Gauteng in the closing fixture of the day, at 5pm.

If form is to be believed, it is likely that Southerns will face Northerns in a duel for the tournament bragging rights on Saturday, but the determination showed by an impressive SA Under-21 team promises a resolute battle against the mighty Southerns outfit, while tournament defending champs Western Province hope to make every chance count in their quest for an upset against Northerns.

Prolific Southern Gauteng striker Pietie Coetzee’s form in the tournament has been another eye-opening, and her strikes has her with nine goals to her name, and is currently the leading goal-scorer in the tournament.

Coetzee’s team mate Anika Fischer is second of the pool-stage goal-scoeres with six goals, while Kylie Oosthuizen (Northerns), Tsoanelo Pholo (Southern Gauteng) and Janie Porteous (Northerns) each have five goals each, and are tied for third.

Follow @HockeyIPT on twitter for the day’s breaking action, and visit the Hockey IPT website for results and upcoming fixtures.


A Section Results from Day 5, on Thursday, 23 August 2012:
KZN Mynahs 2-0 KZN Inland
North West 4-1 Amathole
Eastern Province 0-0 Free State
Western Province 3-0 KZN Raiders
Kaspersky Wits 2-3 SA U21
Kaspersky Southern Gauteng 3-4 Northerns
Semi-Final Fixtures, on Friday 24 August, 2012:
09.00 Amathole vs KZN Mynahs
11.30 Kaspersky Wits vs KZN Inland
11.00 KZN Raiders vs Eastern Province
13.00 North West vs Free State
Section A Semi-Final 1: 15.00 Western Province vs Northerns
Section A Semi-Final 2: 17.00 SA U21 vs Kaspersky Southern Gauteng
The SAHA 2012 Hockey Interprovincial Tournament, at the Randburg Astro from 19–25 August 2012:
Section A:
Pool A:
SA U21
KZN Raiders
Western Province
Kaspersky Wits
North West
Pool B:
Kaspersky Southerns
Eastern Province
Free State
KZN Inland
KZN Mynahs
Results from Day 1 of the Women’s IPT A Section 2012, at the Randburg Astro on Sunday 19 August 2012:
North West 1 – 4 SA U21
KZN Raiders 2 – 0 Amathole
Eastern Province 6 – 0 KZN Inland
Western Province 1 – 1 Kaspersky Wits
Northerns 5 – 0 Free State
Kaspersky Southerns 8 – 0 KZN Mynahs
A Section Results from Day 2, on Monday, 20 August 2012:
Northerns 7-0 KZN Inland
North West 3-0 Kaspersky Wits
Eastern Province 2-1 KZN Mynahs
Western Province 6-2 Amathole
KZN Raiders 1-3 SA U21
Kaspersky SG 5-1 Free State
A Section Results from Day 3, on Tuesday, 21 August 2012:
Kaspersky Wits 3-1 Amathole
Northerns 1-0 Eastern Province
Free State 2-0 KZN Mynahs
KZN Raiders 2-2 North West
Western Province 1-1 SA U21
Kaspersky SG 15-0 KZN Inland
A Section Results from Day 4, on Wednesday, 22 August 2012:
Northerns 1-0 KZN Mynahs
Amathole 1-1 SA U21
Free State 6-0 KZN Inland
Western Province 1-1 North West
KZN Raiders 5-1 Kaspersky Wits
Kaspersky SG 6-1 Eastern Province


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