If you did not know the score and just listened to the response from the crowd when the final whistle blew you would have thought South Africa won. The locals put up a great performance in front of the Stellenbosch crowd to end the series on a positive note.
The turnaround time from the first test - which SA lost 1-5 - to the second test where less than 24 hours, but Nicolene Terblanche and her team looked amped and fought like titans.
Germany's Franzisca Hauke got the scoreboard ticking in the 12th minute and at halftime the scores were level after a blinder from striker Dirkie Chamberlain. In the third quarter Germany took the lead again after Lydia Haase got past the SA goalkeeper. While the South Africans did look somewhat tired in the last 30 minutes they did not took the pressure off. That they managed to frustrate the Germans were obvious.
In the last quarter it was pretty much all about Germany...that was until Matie local Tarryn Glasby went on a counterattack and put her teammate Toni Marks in perfect position for goal with just three minutes left. The crowd went crazy and so did the players. It was a big moment for a team that was totally outplayed just a day earlier. Germany kept on trying, but it was plain as day that the locals weren't going to let another goal pass.
It was gutsy performance and a great way to end the series.