Tuesday 18 July 2017


U23 ladies and in the action photo is Zandrѐ (No 11) against Canada
The South African Women are doing well and are both lying 2nd during the round robin stages at the Underwater Hockey World Championships.

The tournament started on Friday, 14th and the finals are on Saturday 22 July.  Games can be followed on http://tinyurl.com/hobartlive where they are live streamed as well as available afterwards. Full updated results are at https://sportsdesq.sportstg.com/portal/index.cfm?fuseaction=main&OrgID=10080

Previous articles about the SA Team at the Underwater Hockey World Championships are at:
The SA U/19 Ladies (Current World Champions from the previous championships in 2015 in Spain, are lying second behind New Zealand after round 1 of a double round robin. They lost only to New Zealand (2-1) in the first round and are well placed for a favourable opponent in the playoffs.

The U/23 ladies are also lying second after 5 of their 7 round robin games. They lost 5-2 against New Zealand but have beat Argentinia, Canada, France and 2015 World Champions Columbia. They have tough games against Great Brittain and Australia on Tuesday and Wednesday and if they retain their 2nd position they will play off against the 7th place for a place in the semi finals.

Zandrѐ Coetzee from the SA U/23 ladies is currently the top goal scorer in the U/23 ladies group with 9 goals in 5 matches. Behind her is a player from New Zealand with 8 and then 2 more from New Zealand and Australia with 6 goals each and then her team mate and captain Eleanor de Kock and 2 other players with 5 goals. While Zandrѐ and the team play by the motto “individuals score goals but teams win championships”, the SA squad is very proud to top this table. The table is at https://sportsdesq.sportstg.com/portal/index.cfm?fuseaction=competition&competitionID=17465&OrgID=10080&clubOrganisationId=0#statistics

The men are having a tougher time and the U/19 men are currently lying 4th with the U/23 men in 5th place. Both still have a chance to proceed to the semi finals if they can stand their man in the tough end of the playoffs.

The finals are on Saturday 22 July

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