FNB Varsity Hockey Player of the Tournament Tuks striker Onthatile Zulu wants to use the accolade to propel herself to the highest echelons of South African hockey.
It came down to the wire in Potchefstroom when Maties beat Tuks 7-5 in the first semi-final on Monday 13 May.
Tuks did enough to book their place in Monday’s semi-final at the NWU Astro when they beat Wits 3-0.
Tuks managed to hold off Kovsies and win 7-6 on day two of the Varsity Hockey bumper weekend in Potchefstroom.
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Tuks won their first game of the Varsity Hockey weekend when they beat NWU 3-0 at the UCT Astro in Cape Town.
The power duo of Kristen Paton and Jivanka Kruger for UJ set a steady platform to beat Tuks 4-3 on Saturday evening at the UCT astro.
UCT came from behind to defeat defending champions Tuks in the final match of day three in Cape Town on Sunday evening.
It was revenge for Maties in a repeat of the 2017 final as the Maroon Machine beat Tuks 2-0 on Friday afternoon in Cape Town.
Long jumper Eljone Kruger won the coveted Victrix Ludorum in Potchefstroom on Friday night, her effort key in the North-West University winning their second Varsity Cup title