Women’s Hockey Review: Strathmore, USIU With Vital Wins As Telkom Surge Further

This weekend saw three league matches played in the Kenya Hockey Union women’s Premier League, with Strathmore, USIU and leaders Telkom all recording victories in their respective assignments.

Telkom go five points clear

Champions Telkom went five point clear at the summit of the Kenya Hockey Union women’s Premier League table following a 3-0 win over a stubborn  Sliders side on Sunday November 12 at the City Park Stadium, Nairobi..

Sliders, who headed into the match at the back of three consecutive victories, sought to contain the league leaders right from the start but fell short six minutes into the game when Georgina Lumumba opened account for the hosts with a well taken strike from the edge which went past keeper Catherine Opicha.

The game then turned into a balanced affair as both sides foiled each other’s moves especially on the wings. Telkom however got the better of their opponents once again, Terry Juma smashing home her team’s second with only seconds left in the third quarter.

Lillian Aura then sealed the victory in the 49th minute after capitalizing on Sliders’ defensive errors to put the ball into the net for a 3-0 lead.

The win takes Telkom’s point tally to 39, five more than second placed USIU Ladies. Sliders meanwhile remain sixth with 20 points from 14 games.

Scorpions, USIU also victorious

On Saturday, USIU had edged closer to Telkom after overcoming Vikings 2-0 at the City Park Stadium, which was 11th win of the season. Rhoda Kuira’s goal in the 30th minute and another one from Sandra Vodoti twelve minutes later gave the students the precious win.

On the same day, Strathmore were also on the winning end, humbling JKUAT 5-0 at the same venue.

Kenya internationals Gilly Okumu and Carol Njoki each bagged a brace with Diana Akinyi adding herself on the score sheet to complete the 5-0 rout. The result takes them to position four on the table with 30 points while JKUAT stagnate in 5th with 25 points.


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