Sports Update - November 18

By Shyat Lemoshira

The team participated in the 6th Kenya International Woodball Championship hosted at Masinde Muliro University in Kakamega from Friday, November 11 to Sunday, November 13. Gok Mark and Stephen Woresha obtained 122pts each in the men’s singles. Other participants included: Gerald Augustino (128pts), Tafadzwa Bere (136pts) and Nicodemus Mutua (149pts).

Moreover, the following ladies participated in the senior women’s singles: Waithira Paulette (136pts), Ritah Mbabazi (139pts), Amanda Maviri (145pts), Salma Njeri (151pts), Wendy Wanda (157pts), Quinta Okoth (159pts), Joseline Masoy (160pts), Faith Mulenga (160pts), Druscilla Adah (160pts) and Kansiime Allen (163pts). Ultimately, the team came 3rd in the tournament.

The USIU-Africa Martials were placed against Nakuru Universities in the finals in the universities category. They came runners’ up at the end of the Floodlit tournament.

The Tigers, the men’s basketball team, faced team Blazers in the Kenya Basketball Federation (KBF) Division One match on Sunday, November 13 at the University of Nairobi. They defeated them 68-63 with spectacular performances from Gab Maina and Christopher Lyamuya. However, the Flames, the ladies’ basketball team, played against the Kenya College of Accountancy Sunday, November 13 at the University of Nairobi, and had their first loss of the season in the KBF Division One ladies league.

The Wolves, the men’s soccer team, played against team Kenyatta University Ruiru on Sunday, November 13 at Thika High Chapel but lost the game 3-1.

Team Spartans, the hockey ladies’ team, faced the Blazers on Saturday, November 12 in City Park Stadium in Parklands. Their match ended 0-0 at the end of the first quarter. They will be contesting once again against Strathmore Scorpions on Saturday, November 19 in City Park Stadium at 4pm.
Team Mashujaa, the hockey men’s team, traveled to Mombasa to play against Mombasa Sports Club on Sunday, November 13 in the Kenya Hockey Union Premier League. The match ended 0-0. Furthermore, they will be facing Butali, the current leaders in the league, on Sunday, November 20 at City Park at 5pm.

The volleyball ladies’ team played against Kenyatta University on Sunday, November 13 in Thika High Chapel. They lost 0-3 in all sets: 18-25, 15-25 and 15-25 respectively. They have been progressing well since they started early this semester and the team continues to show promise.

The Hurricanes had a friendly match against Mount Kenya University (MKU) and had a joint training session with the team at Thika High Chapel on Sunday, November 13.

The handball ladies’ team played against Saint Paul’s University and Daystar University on Sunday, November 13 at Thika High Chapel. They lost both games 12-0 and 15-1.

The developing lacrosse team will be heading to Kenton College Preparatory on Saturday, November 19 to learn as they watch the Africa qualifier game between Kenya vs Uganda.

The Dolphins, the USIU-Africa swimming team, will be having another Kenya University Sports Association (KUSA) Gala on Sunday, November 20 at the USIU-Africa Swimming Pool. Let’s come and support the Dolphins as they compete to make the University proud.

Indoor Sports
KUSA Indoor Championship will be taking place this weekend. The Badminton, Chess and Scrabble teams will be having their competitions on Saturday, November 19 at Kenyatta University (KU). The Karate competitions will be occurring on the same day at the USIU-Africa Dojo. The Tennis team will be playing on Sunday, November 20 at KU while the Taekwondo team will have their competitions in the USIU-Africa Dojo on the same day.

The USIU-Africa Track team will be competing this Sunday, November 20 at KU. It will be their 2nd competition this semester.

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