Strathmore University Scorpions sting JKUAT to maintain Hockey Title Bid
Strathmore University Scorpions maintained their title ambitions after they hammered Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) 6-0 in a Kenya Hockey Union women’s Premier League match played at the City Park Stadium on Saturday.
The win means the title race will go down to the wire after Scorpions cut leaders’ Telkom Orange’s lead to two points. Orange are on 19 points while Scorpions are 17 points and both teams have one match left this season.
Kenya international Gilly Okumu and Scorpions skipper Yvonne Karanja scored twice each in the one-sided affair. Winnie Odongo and Ruth Odhiambo were also on target as JKUAT were put to the sword.
Scorpions coach Meshack Senge was pleased with his team’s performances and called on them to fight for the title until the end.
“We are doing our bit to ensure that we win the title and we now hope that fate can be kind to us and give us a bit of luck in our last match. We were brilliant against JKUAT and the team can be proud of their achievements this season,” Senge told Sunday Nation Sport.
Okumu, who missed last weekend’s 2-0 win over Kenyatta University Titans, marked her return with two brilliant goals. Her first saw her beat two JKUAT defenders before firing in between the legs of keeper Mary Njoki.
It was 4-0 at half time as the Scorpions run their Juja-based opponents rugged in the opening 35 minutes to claim bragging rights in the university derby.
Article by Daily Nation.