Pukke still unbeaten and look forward to VUT clash

Anja Esterhuizen of Pukke during the match between Tuks and Pukke during the Varsity Sport Netball tournament at the Callie Human Hall UFS, Sunday 27 August Bloemfontein

NWU-Pukke continued their quest for their third consecutive Varsity Netball title with a 40–34 victory over Tuks at the Callie Human Hall in Bloemfontein this past Monday

‘Defence’ was the keyword for Pukke who managed to stifle Tuks’ attacking intentions with Zandré Erasmus and Monique Reyneke putting in impressive performances.

Photos: Van Zyl Naudé/Varsity Sports

Tuks’ defence was also on top form as Shadene van der Merwe and Jasmine Ziegelmeier kept Anja Esterhuizen and Jessica du Plessis of Pukke at bay for most of the match.

Pukke never surrendered the lead from the start, though, and, although there were nervy moments, they came through with flying colours in the end.

‘We started the tournament very well with two wins against strong   teams.

We need to keep our rhythm on the court for the upcoming games and improve our ball possession,’ said the Pukke captain, Chanté Bester.

Pukke plays their next match against VUT at 17:30 on Monday, 4 September in Bloemfontein.

Wouter Pienaar
Sport Journalist

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