It was yet another smashing victory for the SPAR Proteas at the Vitality Netball World Cup in Liverpool, after successfully beating World Number Two, Jamaica.
In what was considered the game of the tournament, so far, the Proteas managed to maintain their opponents with their feisty approach. From the onset, this was tipped as one of those matches that was going to be a tightly contested affair and it certainly lived up to the spectators’ expectations, as it was an end-to-end, entertaining duel.
South Africa, who are currently ranked fifth in the world, had previously only beaten Jamaica once at a World Cup, but tonight they managed to rewrite history, with a winning score of: 55-52.
Karla Pretorius Was Rewarded for Her Efforts For SA
Goal Defender, Karla Pretorius was rewarded for her performance on the night, walking away with the Player of the Match award.
Q1: Jamaica 9 v South Africa 16
Q2: Jamaica 12 v South Africa 16
Q3: Jamaica 17 v South Africa 10
Q4: Jamaica 14 v South Africa 13
Shooting Stats – South Africa:
Lenize Potgieter 35/38 (92%)
Maryka Holtzhausen 20/30 (67%)
Preliminaries Stage Two Fixtures:
Matches from 15 – 18 July (Fixtures TBC)
Photo 1 Caption: Erin Burger and Lenize Potgieter (left) hug after the SPAR Proteas beat world no. 2 Jamaica 55-52 for their third straight win in 3 fixtures at the Vitality Netball World Cup, at the M&S Bank Arena, on 14 July, 2019 in Liverpool, England. Photo: Reg Caldecott/Gallo Images