Next, Zimbabwe! for a spot in the quarter finals. The heat was intense and the pace of the match a fair bit slower than some of the pool games.
We went into half time goalless and then managed to score 2 goals to go 2-0 up in the 3rd quarter.
Unfortunately, with only about 6 mins to go before the final whistle Zim scored a relatively soft goal and then scored again to equalize in the dying minutes ☹
Shoot out time:
5 brave ladies and one of our goalkeepers were allocated or volunteered to take them. The process was a bit much for some as other team members couldn't bring themselves to watch. SA went first and missed, Zim miss, SA score, Zim miss and and some controversy over a stick check and time, SA score, Zim hacked and a penalty stroke given - score, SA miss, Zim miss, SA miss, Zim.... shot saved 😊 SA 2 - Zim 1. Tears, jumping, elation!! What an intense and emotional process and so amazing to be on the winning side. Next, back to face the Ozzies in a quarter final. So ready.