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Menlopark, Sentraal, Affies and Stellenberg through to semi-finals

By Hannes Nienaber , in Rugby | News , at 2013-05-03 Tags: , ,

The defending champions, Menlopark will face Sentraal of Bloemfontein tomorrow in the semi-final of the Wildeklawer SuperSchools Netball tournament. Menlopark are aiming to bag their third successive title this year at Maritzburg College in Pietermaritzburg.

Menlopark is still unbeaten after victories against Paarl Girls’ High (32-31) and Diamantveld (38-25) in their two pool matches. They booked their place in the semi-final by defeating Monument of Krugersdorp 46-29 in their quarterfinal today.

Sentraal booked their place in the semi-final by beating the Wildeklawer Invitation side 36-25. The side from Bloemfontein’s only defeat thus far came against Stellenberg (33-39) in their pool match. Stellenberg will face Affies of Pretoria in the other semi-final tomorrow.

Affies was the champions of the inaugural tournament in 2010. Affies and Stellenberg are also still unbeaten. Affies defeated Paarl Girls’ High 33-26 to reach the semi-final, while Stellenberg came out on top 37-17 against Paarl Gimnasium to book their place in the next round.

EG Jansen defeated Diamantveld 27-26 in a tightly contested match. Diamonds lead by a single point 8-7 after the first quarter, while EG Jansen was in the lead 15-12 with the half-time break.

The two teams were deadlocked at 19-all after the third quarter and with everything to play for in the final quarter. For the winning side Chantelle Wentzel (goal assist), Charissa Lotter (wing defence) and Esmerelda Blom (goal keeper) were stalwarts. For the team from Kimberley Tuané Gouws (goal assist) and Johané Janse van Rensburg (wing defence) were their best players on the day.

Ben Vorster came out on top against Rustenburg 33-29 in their second round clash. Waterkloof won their encounter on day two against EG Jansen 39-24. Ben Vorster lost their second match of the day against Diamantveld 30-44.

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