Olympic Games London 2012
London, Great Britain - July 29 - 10, 2012

USA V RSA ( Pool B ) Olympic Games London 2012

0 - 7

Match Review USA - RSA 0-7


Team Minute Shirt # Player Action Score
RSA 14 29 BRIGHT Tarryn PC 0 - 1
RSA 20 17 GEORGE Lesle-Ann FG 0 - 2
RSA 25 16 WILSON Jennifer FG 0 - 3
RSA 33 15 COETZEE Pietie PC 0 - 4
RSA 44 29 BRIGHT Tarryn FG 0 - 5
RSA 54 12 CHAMBERLAIN Dirkie PC 0 - 6
RSA 62 15 COETZEE Pietie PC 0 - 7


Team Minute Shirt # Player Type
USA 19 13 PUZO Keli G
USA 49 11 TAYLOR Shannon Y


DNP = Did not participate
S = Suspended
DSQ = Disqualified

Match Officials

Role Official
Umpire 1 BLOCK Frances
Umpire 2 ADENOT Claire
Reserve Umpire BARTLEMA Stella
Judge 1 BUCKLEY Peri
Judge 2 RINALDINI Lorena
Technical Officer ELLIS Janet

South Africa ran riot in their final group game to lift themselves off the basement and into the ninth place play-off, getting the big win they needed to leap-frog USA. Initially, their target was a five-goal win and they were virtually there by half-time. Tarryn Bright got them on the board in the 14th minute and they never looked back, the first time South Africa had scored at corner time in the tournament.

Further goals from Lesle-Ann George, Jen Wilson and Pietee Coetzee made it 4-0 at the break. Bright nabbed her second early, mopping up from Damons’ initial shot while Dirkie Chamberlain tapped in a corner rebound fro number six. Coetzee’s second – and her 248th in her international career – from another corner completed the rout on a miserable morning for the US with the Africans had their first win of the campaign.

South Africa go into Wednesday's playoff for ninth place, defying their rankas the tournament's lowest seeds, while the USA are back in action on Friday as they bid to avoid the wooden spoon.

  • Match 26
  • Date Mon, 6 Aug 2012
  • Time 10:45
  • Pool/Class Pool B
  • Venue

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