It was determination versus experience as the defending champions UP-Tuks pulled ahead to knock out a determined Madibaz side 55-46 in Monday’s first Varsity Netball semi-final.
Kovsies overpowered Maties 56-45 in a nail-biting Varsity Netball semi-final at the Callie Human in Bloemfontein on Monday evening, the home side booking their place in tournament final.
The SPAR Madibaz netball team are geared up to make one final push for a spot in the Varsity Netball semifinals when they host Stellenbosch University in their last round-robin match in Port Elizabeth on Monday.
After playing Varsity Netball from 2013 to 2016, Maties’ Juline van der Merwe (nee Rossouw) addressed this year’s eight teams with an inspirational talk featuring the fond memories she holds for the competition.
The SPAR Madibaz team enjoyed one of their most notable periods in Varsity Netball when, for the first time, they defeated both Free State University and North-West University in one season.
The Madibaz continued their pursuit of a place in the Varsity Netball knockout phase as they beat NWU 49-47 in a pulsating affair at the Coetzenburg Indoor Centre on Monday afternoon.
Tuks continued their late season charge up the Varsity Netball ladder as they smashed hapless VUT 110-28 at the Coetzenburg Indoor Centre on Monday afternoon.
UWC left it late but managed to record their second successive victory of the 2018 Varsity Netball season when they edged UJ 58-56 in an epic tussle at the Coetzenburg Indoor Centre.
The visiting Kovsies weathered a late storm from the Maties as they won 59-56 on Monday at the Coetzenburg Indoor Centre.
Maties stormed ahead and eventually beat NWU 69-36 for a 33-goal margin bonus-point win, taking them to the top the 2018 Varsity Netball table