The UP-Tuks netball team continued with their unbeaten form, extending their winning streak by beating the Maties ladies 68-46 to book their place in the final against defending champions Kovsies. UP-Tuks’ sharpness in attack was enough to fight off a valiant effort from Maties. UP-Tuks came into the match on a low following the unfortunate loss of their goal shooter, Lenize Potgieter, who was withdrawn from the squad due to a motor accident.
The match started off with both sides determined to press each other early. The ladies from Pretoria saw themselves 32-21 up at half time. The second half saw a continuation of the UP-Tuks discipline as Maties tried unsuccessfully to derail them. A player of the match performance by Shadine van der Merwe in defence was enough to keep Maties at bay.
The final will be played against defending champions Kovsies, after they booked their place in the final with a hard fought 51-45 victory over NWU-Pukke. The final will take place on 20 October at the LC de Villiers Rembrandt hall.
Tuks win against Maties in the semi-final. Image: varsitysportssa.com