The Senior women’s hockey team fought hard but a superior China beat the hosts 3-2 in their second Cape Town Summer Series clash at Hartleyvale in Cape Town on Saturday.
Despite a comfortable 3-0 opening Cape Town Summer Series win over Chile, coach Sheldon Rostron and his players will be disappointed no to have made more of the opportunities.
World record goalscorer and SA hockey taliswoman Pietie Coetzee has appeared in national colours for the last time, her opening goal heralding a 2-0 Investec SA win over Japan in the Rabobank Hockey World Cup in the Hague on Friday, and South Africa’s entry into the elite top 10
Giles Bonnet’s Investec SA have one last shot at further participation in the FIH Rabobank Hockey World Cup after their final group-stage fixture against log leaders the USA at 2:30pm today
Heartbreak hotel as Investec SA Women’s hockey team narrowly lose to world no. 7 China in the Haque on the FIH’s Rabobank Hockey World Cup, after briefly drawing level 3-all with minutes to go, before China scored a fourth to win the game 4-3
Still relishing their scarcely-believable 4-1 drubbing of title contenders England on Friday, the Investec SA women’s hockey squad take on world no. 7 China with hopes of FIH Rabobank Hockey World Cup play-offs firmly in mind
The only truly amateur team in the FIH Rabobank hockey world cup, Investec SA have suffered two losses from two matches, and their fixture against world no. 3 England at 2:30 on Friday promises to be a high-stakes encounter for both teams
Investec SA head coach Giles Bonnet will be glad to see the return of pacy striker Sulette Damons for their second FIH Rabobank World Cup tie against world no. 6 Germany at 10:30 in the Hague today
There was brief excitement when Shelley Russell scored Investec SA’s first Hockey World Cup goal in the 64th minute to trail world no. 6 Germany by 1, but the celebrations were cut short a moment later as the Germans scored the final goal of the match, to win 3-1.
Argentina’s Las Leonas beat Investec SA 4-1 in their opening Group B fixture of the Rabobank Hockey World Cup in the Hague on Sunday 1 June