The Independent Institute of Education’s (IIE) Varsity College Cape Town netball first team participated in this year’s University Sports South Africa (USSA) tournament that took place at Witwatersrand University recently.The ladies were off to a victorious start as the girls defeated the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) with a 38-31 win. “The girls played fantastically well after being promoted from C to B division. It was important that we got our USSA tour off to a winning start,” says Andrew Howitt, Varsity College Cape Town’s sports coordinator.On the second day of the tournament the ladies unfortunately lost by the skin of their teeth, 36-35, to the Durban University of Technology (DUT). On day three the team made a comeback with a convincing 50-33 win against Central University of Technology (CUT). The team lost their opening match on day four, 45-26, to UCT and on the same day, they bounced back by defeating the University of Johannesburg (UJ) with a 34-28 win in their second game.On the last day of the tournament the team beat the University of Limpopo (UL) with a win of 48-31 in the final match of the exciting USSA tour. “As a newly promoted team, the odds were stacked against us in a far more competitive division, however, coming forth to some well-established universities insured that USSA 2019 was a success and by that we were very proud of the team,” concluded Howitt.