The SPAR Madibaz team defeated Free State University and North-West University in the latest round of Varsity Netball matches to stay on track for a semifinal berth.
It was the first time the Nelson Mandela University side had defeated the sides in the same season and coach Lana Krige said she was delighted with the team’s performances.
They now lie third on the log, but the battle for the play-off spots will continue on September 24. The tournament takes a break next week because of the World University Championship being played in Uganda next week.
The log-leaders are Free State, with 26 points, followed by Stellenbosch (24) and Madibaz (22). The next two teams, UP-Tuks and North-West, both have 21 points.
The final round of fixtures will see Madibaz hosting Stellenbosch, Free State at home to North-West and UP-Tuks against University of Western Cape in Pretoria.
Krige said their mental preparation had been vital to their success.
“We have a ministry team who work with the girls and it has been phenomenal.
“For example, I spoke last week of our need to be patient and if you aren’t patient in your life you are not going to be patient on court. But everything is coming together at this stage.”