In Summary
  • The match marked the fourth loss for JKUAT, who are position seven in the standings with six points.
  • The league has two remaining rounds with 12 remaining matches.

Rising Starlets thrashed National Youth Service (NYS) 38-19 in their Kenya Handball Federation women's league match at the Kaloleni handball courts in Nairobi on Thursday.

Starlets, who were ranked position two with six points before the match, had Winfred Kimanga top scoring for them with 13goals, while Annastacia Nzembi secured seven goals and Naomi Melody chipped in with six goals in the encounter.

Rising Starlets coach John Atambwa noted that NYS' dependence on their best player worked to their an advantage since it opened up chances for them to easily score.

"This was an easy win for us, although we were a bit worried about our ball handling since the ball was wet from the rainy morning, but I'm glad the girls easily adjusted and played to win," said Atambwa.

Rising Starlets have so far played seven matches and this was their fourth win in the league.

NYS, who hold the ninth and bottom position on the league standings with zero points, seemed to have tough luck during the first half of the match where they missed several chances and also played with fewer players due to injury and foul play.

Hilda Jebet held the forte for the NYS team scoring 10 goals, while Fridah Moraa and Angeline Musenya closely followed with four goals and three goals respectively.

MKU STRUGGLED

In the second women's match, champions Nairobi Queens outclassed their MKU Thika, hammering them 44-15.

Queens had an evenly disturbed performance from the team members with Brenda Arivisa leading the pack with 10 goals closely followed by Merina Atandala and Brenda Musambai with six goals each.

"The girls keenly followed our game plan and we luckily didn't have any injuries and they had an easy game since MKU is not a strong team," said Jack Herbert, Nairobi Queens coach.

MKU Thika struggled with their ball handling skills and their dangerous play and weak passes cost them dearly in the second half of the match.

Sarah Ciritu was the top scorer for MKU with seven goals followed by Sylvia Munyui who had three goals.

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