VARSITY BATTLE

Strathmore hit University of Eldoret in KHF duel

The visitors, playing their opening fixtures of the campaign, found it rough from the opening whistle, trailing 15-7 at the break.

In Summary

•"It was an easy game. We needed to fine-tune the team for a tough fixture against Cereals on Sunday," said Strathmore coach Peter Mwathi.

Strathmore University's Rashid Momanyi in past action with Black Mamba's Paul Ondawa.
Strathmore University's Rashid Momanyi in past action with Black Mamba's Paul Ondawa.
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Strathmore University roasted University of Eldoret 35-14 in a Kenya Handball Federation League encounter at Nyayo Stadium on Saturday.

The visitors, playing their opening fixtures of the campaign, found it rough from the opening whistle, trailing 15-7 at the break. 

Things didn't not change in the last half as the city side continued their onslaught on 'Pippers', taking a 20-7 cushion.

"It was an easy game. We needed to fine-tune the team for a tough fixture against Cereals on Sunday," said Strathmore coach Peter Mwathi.

Strathmore, who tackle champions National Cereals Board and Produce Board on Sunday, had nine goals from Brian Muranguri.

Nehemiah Kiplesegei and Edwin Limo scored seven goals a piece for the Eldoret students.

Buccaneers beat Kenyatta University 34-32 in a tight duel that saw Rand Ochieng shoot 11 goals and Jacton Oyugi six.

Morgan Simiyu managed nine as Bethuel Kiprop added six for KU, who trailed 17-14 at the break.

Ulinzi Sharks pipped National Cereals and Produce Board 29-25 in a top women's game.

Euphracia Mukatia nailed 10 goals, Sarah Wasike had six and Caren Lutengeya added five. Joan Akinyi had nine for losers.

Celyne Wabuke, Claire Wanyonyi and Vivian Owano all tallied six goals as KU pipped Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (Jkuat) 24-23.

Nairobi City County (NCC) registered their first win, hitting New Hope 32-14 after leading 18-7 in the first half.

Winnie Cherop bagged 14 goals and Caroline Chebet had eight. Hope's Florence Sangisa registered her teams 10.

An elated NCC coach Winfred Madara hailed his charges for winning their first match of the season after seven loses.

"Everybody is excited with this win. We played really well to post our first win. We will now strive to win our remaining matches," said Madara.

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