It was again raining goals in Round 2 of the Varsity Women’s Football tournament as 14 were scored, while champions UWC, hosts UJ, and tournament giants TUT all secured their place in the semi-finals of the competition with a game to spare.
TUT too strong for Wits
The youthful TUT were aiming to build on their opening day win while Wits were reeling from their lack of killer instinct against champions UWC and yearning to rectify the opening day loss.
But it was TUT who opened the scoring as a goalkeeping error saw Yolisa Ntsabo finishing well at the back post.
Nicole Mohlala, who has been influential in their opening game was at it again when she doubled the lead with a fine effort from outside the area.
Result: TUT 2-0 Wits
Scorers: 1-0 Yolisa Ntsabo 33′, 2-0 Nicole Mohlala 48′
Woman of the Match: Johanna Ramanna (TUT)
Free-scoring UJ ease past NWU
Lesego Nhlapho got UJ on the scoring train in the opening 15 minutes as the hosts looked to carry on where they left off in their opening thrashing over TUKS.
The Orange army doubled their advantage after the breakthrough of Sphumelele Shamase as she prodded one home after a pinpoint long ball from Shannon Macomo.
Ayesha Moosa made it seven goals in two games for the free-scoring UJ seven minutes from time to inflict further pain on NWU and book their place in the last four.
Result: UJ 3-0 NWU
Scorers: 1-0 Lesego Nhlapho 15′, 2-0 Sphumelele Shamase 50′, 3-0 Ayesha Moosa 63′
Woman of the Match: Sphumelele Shamase (UJ)
Banyana star nets brace in UWC victory
Banyana Banyana midfielder Amogelang Motau netted stunning strikes in each half to hand the champions their place in the last four.
Keylon Pietersen got the scoring underway in the 12th minute against a spirited DUT but the gulf in quality was evident with the likes of Motau pulling the strings in midfield
After a subdued opener against Wits, they took things into another gear, Fikile Magama and Akholiwe Matsotsi also got in on the action scoring in the 38th and 49th minute respectively as they reaffirmed their favourites tag once more.
Result: UWC 5-0 DUT
Scorers: 1-0 Keylon Pietersen 12′, 2-0 Amogelang Motau 21′, 3-0 Fikile Magama 38′, 4-0 Akholiwe Matsotsi 49′, 5-0 Amogelang Motau 60′
Woman of the Match: Fikile Magama
Tuks ran riot in the first half vs UL
TUKS would have been reeling for their poor display against UJ and their star player Wendy Shongwe made sure they started positively after netting a simple tap-in from a routine corner kick in the opening six minutes.
Lesedi Petlane, a Betty Mallela penalty and a header from Sinamila Mkhwanazi made it a resounding 4-0 at the break but UL – who secured their first-ever point in the competition on Tuesday somehow managed to stem the tide and hold Tuks from adding further misery in the second half.
Result: Tuks 4-0 UL
Scorers: 1-0 Wendy Shongwe 6′, 2-0 Lesedi Petlane 10′, 3-0 Betty Mallela 19′, 4-0 Sinamila Mkhwanazi 32′
Woman of the Match: Wendy Shongwe