World record goalscorer Pietie Coetzee scored a hat-trick as Investec South Africa beat Belgium 3-2 in Cape Town on Thursday night. SA are now favourites to win the tournament and qualify for the World League semi-finals in Europe in June.
Although the series is lost, the Investec South Africa women’s hockey team will hope to close out the four-match series against Belgium on a high in the final match at Hartleyvale Hockey Stadium at 3pm today.
Belgium completed a series whitewash against Investec SA with a hard-fought 3-2 win at the Hartleyvale Hockey Complex in Cape Town on Saturday, as the hosts look forward to the return of stars Pietie Coetzee and Marsha Marescia for the upcoming World League round two competition on Monday
SA score first but lose 3rd Investec international test against Belgium in Cape Town on Thursday, final chance for team to register a win at 3pm in Cape Town on Saturday
Coach Bonnet’s promised improved performance by the SA women’s hockey team saw the hosts dominate territory and possession against fellow London 2012 Olympians Belgium, but the European visitors emerged 2-0 victors in Cape Town on Monday evening.
Coach Bonnet promises an improvement in second test against Belgium after handling errors compromise SA women’s hockey team’s performance in their 1-2 loss in the 4-test series opener on Monday
The first step of the next four-year cycle ending at the 2016 Olympics in Rio begins for the Investec SA women’s hockey team in a four-test series against fellow London 2012 Olympians in Cape Town this evening, and coach Giles Bonnet is keen on achieving the many incremental milestones necessary to achieve the big goal by narrowing the gap between SA and hockey’s world leaders