UFS Kovsies were in dominant form in front of their home crowd in Bloemfontein on Monday, running out 4-1 victors against Rhodes.
The Free State side were beaten by UP-Tuks on Sunday, but they bounced back in fine style against a dogged Rhodes outfit that found themselves up against it.
Both teams had shots on goal early on and it was Kovsies who struck first as Jaco Fourie pounced on a rebound from a short corner to open the scoring.
The home side held a 1-0 lead at the first break and scored in their powerplay at the start of the second chukka with Fourie rounding the goalkeeper to net his second.
Rhodes managed to pull a goal back, but it was not long before another saved shot was tucked away on the rebound to put Kovsies 3-1 up.
The final chukka was all Kovsies as the Rhodes goal was peppered and the pressure eventually told as Ruan Kleinhans finished after some great work down the right wing from Gerald van Blerk.
Lehan Bloemhoff had a late chance to stretch the lead further, but with the bonus point wrapped up Kovsies were happy to take the 4-1 win.