Sports Updates - July 30-August 5

By Shyat Lemoshira

The Sports Office, the Sports Activities Committee (SPAC) and the Kenya Lacrosse Federation set up a lacrosse session that commenced on Thursday, July 28 and concluded on Friday, July 29. During the session, it was announced that Irene Njeri would be the new ladies’ lacrosse team captain.

In basketball, the men’s team, the USIU-Africa Tigers faced the Snipers in a match held on July 30 at the basketball court. The Tigers win was boosted by Victor Kollie who sunk the last bucket to give the team a win over the Snipers with 63 to 62 points. The USIU-Africa Flames also sustained their winning streak, defeating the Strathmore Swords 61-31 on Saturday, July 30 at the USIU-Africa basketball court.

Team Mashujaa, the men’s hockey team participated in the Makanda Opens in Kitale during the weekend. They beat all other teams in the group stages. The hockey men drubbed Kitale Hockey Club 1-0, defeated Parkroad and edged over Kitale Masters 1-0. The team got the win over Kitale Hockey Club 1-0 in the quarter finals. The team also beat Antony Kitale 1-0 in the semi-finals.

Furthermore, there was another clash between Wazee (USIU-B) and Team Mashujaa (USIU-A) a.k.a Vijana in the finals. The game ended 1-1 which forced the rivals to go to penalties. USIU-B became champions of the tournament after defeating USIU-A 3-2 on penalties.

The woodball team faced the Kenyatta University team in an individual oriented friendly competition divided between male and female counterparts and both played two rounds. USIU-Africa took the top 5 positions in the men’s section with the following students participating: Anyika Muchesia (180pts), Caleb Munene (165pts), Gerald Augustino (163pts), Kesuma Laizer (157pts) and Bernard Kaut (148pts). Just like the men, the ladies also took the top spots: Salma Njeri (178pts), Irene Njeri (177pts), Linas Nayebare (173pts), Drucillah Adah (170pts) and Amanda Maviri (163pts).

Elsewhere, the rugby team, the USIU-Africa Martials played Zetech Oaks, to whom they lost 37-32. In Netball, the USIU-Africa Hurricanes faced off against the JKUAT team in a friendly match in which the ladies lost to the opponents 35-70. Both teams had a joint training session afterwards to improve their performance for future matches. The soccer team also faced devastating losses, losing 2-0 to Daystar and 4-1 to JKUAT.

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