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Orange ladies set new goal scoring record

Monday 3rd October 2011… Kenyan womens hockey champions Orange ladies taught Multimedia University ladies a hockey lesson with a 21 – 0 demolition.

Orange had a 5 – 0 lead at half time and scored 17 more goals with no response in the second half. Betsy Omala, Tracy Nungari and Rose Mbulo scored one goal each; Betty Tioni, Lucy Wangeci and Captain Doreen Barasa scored two goals each while Margaret Rotich, out going goalkeeper Josephine Ataro and ex-USIU danger lady Barbara Simiyu each got a hat-trick.

Orange's Barbra Simiyu

Other KHU womens league match saw Vikings June Jerop score in the second half to earn the Vikings a draw against Sliders. Anita Agunda had put sliders in the driving seat early in the first half.

All matches were played at City Park Hockey Stadium, Nairobi.

Following weekend matches, Orange still top the league standings with maximum 27 points off nine fixtures. Orange, which is the oldest club in the league, has scored 50 goals and conceded three.

Strathmore University (women) Scorpions , who were out of action over the weekend, are distant second on 16 points from 16 matches followed by Sliders (10), Vikings (8), United States International University-Africa (6), Mombasa Sports Club (3) and Multimedia with no point.

In the mens hockey matches, Kenya Hockey Union junior league side Kenya Navy had a bountiful tour of Nairobi where they won their two matches to bag maximum points and cement their position as front-runners in the league.

The Navy men defeated Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology 3-0 on Saturday before hitting Kenya Polytechnic 7-1 in their second match at City Park Stadium to ensure that the return to Mombasa with six points and 10 goals.

Mombasa Sports Club utilised well home ground advantage after they edged out Multimedia 1-0 in a closely fought men’s national league match and dismissed Daystar University 4-1 on Saturday and Sunday respectively.

Navy, playing in the national league for the first time but buoyed by a wealth of experience, lead 13 teams on 31 points from 11 matches followed by Mombasa (22), Parklands (19), Nakuru (17), Multimedia 15) and Mombasa Institute (14). Parklands beat Gymkhana 10-1 in a premiership encounter on Sunday.

*Article adapted from multiple sources

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