After a 4-1 thrashing by Argintina, South Africa’s women faced Germany at the 2014 Hockey World Cup. Germany put salt in the wounds of the South Africans beating them 3-1 on Tuesday. South Africa had a fiery start to their game as they were the first to approach the goal post to score.
With the shot going wide the the South Africans kept on penetrating the goal circle with hopes of getting the perfect shot. South Africa looked really keen for getting the three points. However the Germans did not take the attack lying down as they also gave as good as they got. Marie Mavers got the first goal of the match and placed Germany ahead on the score board, 1-0.
With the efficiency of the game being 50/50 it was still anyone’s game to take. Things did not look good for South Africa as they were not able to get a goal from the three penalty corners they were awarded. With South Africa’s circle penetration sitting at 14 SA really struggled to get the perfect finish.
Things went from bad to worse when Germany scored their second goal in the 50th minute of the match thanks to Kristina Hillmann. Shelley Russel came to the South African aid when she scored in the 64th minute. However, Mavers dashed the South Africans’ hopes of catching up when she scored her second goal for the game making the final score 3-1 to the Europeans.