- Mokoena and Roto shine at home and abroad
- Trio of SA divers shine at United States meetings
- Late starter Mabilane goes on to share lead
- Shange takes second in last race Down Under
- Senong names final Amajita squad for Afcon in Zambia
- Sunshine Classic will see the Chase hotting up
- World Cup bronze for SA’s Zoonekynd
- Eagle-birdie finish helps Garcia to Challenge victory
- Olympian Ho and Twichell are Cape Mile champions
- Lawrie wins at Fancourt to grab a prestigous double
SA lose again
- Updated: July 19, 2011
Our women’s water polo team suffered their second loss at the 14th FINA World Championships in Shanghai, China on Tuesday.
On Sunday they went down 22-5 to host nation China. This time out they were beaten 18-2 by Italy in their Group D match of the preliminary stages.
Playing before a crowd of 400, coach Mark Evans’ girls were 4-2 down after the first quarter and that was the last time they found the back of the Italian net.
Goalscorers for South Africa were Megan Schooling and Sarah Harris. For Italy, Elisa Casanova was the deadliest striker as she beat Leigh Maarschalk in the SA goal on four occasions. She had a strike rate of 80%, scoring with four of her five shots at goal.
The scores during each of the four quarters was 4-2 5-0 5-0 and 4-0.
South Africa’s final pool match is against Cuba on Thursday.