Sullete Damons opened the scoring in the 11th minute, Ireland made a superb equalizer through Anna Flanagan in the 44th minute before Dirkie Chamberlain regained SA’s lead five minutes later (49th).
Audrey OFlynn went low to the far corner in the 58th minute for the 2-2 final.
“We weren’t good enough in the end zone (in both attack and defence) and gave away too many corners in the second half. We created enough chances but you have got to put them away if you want to win. I was happy with how we played to get the ball there, we had very many scoring chances but you have got to score then and that’s the difference,” said SA head coach Giles Bonnet.