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Solid USSA performance from Maties Sport
Author: Maties Sport Media
Published: 12/07/2018

Maties Sport teams won three USSA titles and various medals at the USSA Championships held across the country last week.

The Maties Rugby, Cycling and Badminton teams won their competitions while Maties Hockey, Netball and Gymnastics brought medals back to Stellenbosch.

Maties Rugby won the USSA tournament for the second consecutive year – bulldozing Tuks in the final by beating the team from Pretoria 52-10. Youngster Ben-Jason Dixon was named Player of the Tournament and loose-forward Joa Swart was named Forward of the Tournament.

It was the Maties Cycling team's fourth USSA title in as many years with the men's team and Gert Heyns taking overall victory. The women's team finished second.

Both Maties Hockey teams reached the finals. Maties Women lost 1-0 to the defending champions, Tuks, while the men's team lost in a showdown against UCT.

Maties Netball won the bronze medal after beating Pukke 54-35 in convincing fashion. Earlier in the week Maties also beat Kovsies, UJ and NMU.

​It was a big week for the Maties Football teams competing in Section B, not only looking for medals but also promotion to Section A. The women's team won bronze and was promoted, but the men sadly lost in a penalty shootout in the third-place play-off match.

Maties Rugby: 1st
Maties Badminton: 1st
Maties Cycling: 1st

Maties Gymnastics: 2nd; winners of Dance Competition

Maties Hockey Women: 2nd
Maties Hockey Men: 2nd

Maties Netball: 3rd

Maties Football Women: 3rd
Maties Football Men: 4th

Maties Squash: 4th (A); 2nd (B)

Maties Tennis: 4th

Maties Basketball Women: 5th

Maties Basketball Men: 11th