Rounds five, six and seven were to be played at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits). UJ and the top finishers after these rounds would qualify for a semi-final position and ultimately the opportunity to become the Women’s Varsity Hockey champions. Tuks’ unbeaten streak came to an end in round five against eventual table topping side University of the Free State as they suffered a 2-1 defeat. Tuks found their winning form again in the next game as they beat Wits 4-1 on home soil, but unfortunately only managed a 1-1 draw in their final group stage encounter against University of Stellenbosch.

Unfortunately Tuks were beaten 2-0 in the semi-final by a spirited UJ side. UJ dominated the first half of play and managed to score twice while they had Tuks pinned down in their own half. In the second half Tuks gave a much better performance and had the majority of the possession and chances, but could not capitalise on them.

The finals of the Women’s Varsity Hockey will take place on 18 May.


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