- SA duo struggle at Tokyo Marathon
- Le Clos leads the way at SA Grand Prix in Stellenbosch
- SA women lead but go down to England in Summer Series
- Rain delay shortens Joburg Open still further
- SA’s Van Dyk in the Tokyo mix… chasing world record
- Fichardt finds his form at sodden Joburg Open
- Young Lamprecht makes history at Humewood
- Sheer skill as SA duo clean up on world stage
- It’s an all-SA Championship showdown in Humewood final
- Kruger best-placed SA player as Peterson leads in the wet
Halftime trio for Pietie
- Updated: June 21, 2011
Bloemfontein-born Pietie Coetzee broke the world record of 220 Test match goals with a stunning first half hat-trick as the Investec South Africa women’s hockey team led the United States 3-2 at half-time in their final Pool A match at the Champions Challenge tournament in Dublin on Tuesday.
The previous record belonged to Russian Natella Krasnikova and was set more than 20 years ago. Coetzee would no doubt have broken the record a long time ago had she not opted for a lengthy spell away from international hockey.
Two classic Coetzee penalty corner drag-flicks were followed by a sizzling action goal that crashed into the backboard 12 minutes from the halftime whistle.
SA need just one point to win Pool A.
Match report follows later…