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Coertzen, Terblanche put SA on top

The South African under-21 women’s side warmed up for the upcoming Junior World Cup with a 2-1 win over Chile in Boston, United States this week.

Chile qualified second in the Pan American Championships, behind America.

The match was played at the Harvard University Astroturf on a scorching day with extreme humidity as the girls tried to run off the remnants of jet lag after their long trans-Atlantic flight.

South Africa led 1-0 at halftime after a penalty corner was converted by Louise Coertzen, a well executed drag flick into the top left corner.

After a slow start, the South Africans went 2-0 up through Nicolene Terblanche, who slammed home a deflection from a Chilean defender’s stick.

A lapse of concentration then Chile pull one back through a penalty corner but South Africa held on to win 2-1.

The next practice match for the South Africans will be against New Zealand, by which time the girls should be fully acclimatised and adapted to the conditions.


  1. Bernard Borchardt

    August 5, 2009 at 9:40 am

    Allow me to offer a bit of advice: It is always a good idea to repeat the specific sport (which the article refers to) in the first few lines, even if just in passing.

    One does realise that there is a category reference on the webpage (top right hand corner). However that type of categorisation is often quite obscure, particularly in a website like Keo’s that is still under expansion and development.

    Moreover it is generally a good idea to mention the specific sport under discussion in any article – for it quite often happens that articles/reports remain completely obscure even in large newspapers and magazines (editors are sometimes lax too).

  2. Mark

    August 6, 2009 at 2:20 pm

    Hi Bernard, you are right. We often assume that people realise what sport it is because of the category reference but it won’t do any harm to mention the sport for those readers and media who are not aware. Thank-you

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