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Eunice looking to dominate the Super 12 tournament

By Bronwyn Naidoo , in Hockey | News , at 2023-08-09

Eunice is no newcomer to the tough and competitive hockey scene. 

The team made their first impression this season by winning the St. Mary’s Hockey Festival earlier this year and beating the number one ranked team and defending champions of the Super 12 Trophy, Oranje Meisieskool in the semi-final of the festival (1-0).

Eunice is also one of the two teams in the tournament that has two under 18A SA players Lilly-Anne Theron and the renowned Taheera Augousti also playing for the South African u21-team and the 2023 Proteas serving as the vice-captain alongside Solange Jacobs the team’s captain.  

Al together the team has played 46 games in total thus far consisting of 38 wins, three draws and five losses for the season one of them being against the opponent just above them on the rankings in second place the Rhenish Girls’ High team (0-2).  

Their 47th match took place Tuesday, 8 August 2023 at Oranje’s Astro against the Oranje which resulted in a draw (1-1) and lead to Eunice winning in penalty shootouts (3-2). 

In previous Super 12 Tournaments Eunice and Oranje have met twice in the final match once in 2015 and again last year in 2022 and in both years Eunice had just fallen short of the gold. 

With the battle between these two neighbouring schools in Bloemfontein and Eunice having the upper hand this year, winning two out of three games played against Oranje, it leads to wonder whether the Eunice girls will be able to put a stop to the reigning champions Oranjes stride.  

Eunice High School 1st team:

Anebel Venter, Bianca Rees-Gibbs, Cale Potgieter, Chris-Lea Potgieter, Dulce Lopez Del Rey, Georgia Kambanis, Gretha Zietsman, Isabella Myburg, Khanya Mtimkulu, Lilly-Anne Theron (GK), Maedbh Le Roux, Megan Pleser, Solange Jacobs (Captain),  Taheera Augousti (Vice-Captain), Trusten Barnard, Zandri Wiid.

Nika Coertzen (Coach), Karabo Phutsisi (Assistant Coach), Ellen Meyer (Manager)

Eunice’s fixtures for the Fairtree Super 12-tournament:

Thursday, 10 August 2023:

10:50 – Eunice vs Pearson
16:40 – Eunice vs Garsfontein

Friday, 11 August 2023:

08:20 – Eunice vs Bloemhof
12:30 – Eunice vs Durban Girls’ College
18:20 – Eunice vs Rhenish

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