Joseph Ochuka made four converted tries to guide Meru Medical Training College win Rugby sevens title on the second day of Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC) national games championships played at University of Eldoret (UoE) ground.
The skipper converted all his tries as the team won all their four out of four in the round robin format to become the first team to win the title at the games that comes to an end on Friday evening at the same venue following a successful athletics championship held at the same venue on Monday.
Meru won 21-0 against Mombasa’s Port Rietz followed by 21-14 against second placed Nairobi campus, thrashed Nyamira 31-0 before concluding with 38-07 against Kakamega campus.
Defending champions Nairobi managed second place following their good run, winning 3 out of four, losing their second match to the champions in their match.
Ochuka said that they managed to win the title following their team spirit and team work.
“We gave it all to these championships. At the same time, we did not have any injuries making it easy for us to win the title,” said Ochuka.
Nairobi started well with a 19-12 win against Kakamega, followed by lose to Meru and managed 31-0 against Port Rietz and thrashed Nyamira 26-0.
Port Rietz won three out of four losing Meru and Nairobi before beating Nyamira 28-07 and 29-05 thrashing of Kakamega while the later won one match against Nyamira with a small margin of 12-10 and Nyamira lost all their matches to finish last.
A new champion is expected in women’s volleyball games after Kisii failed to make it to the national championships.
But last year finalists Thika Campus will be in contention to win the title following their good start. The Kiambu based campus beat Nakuru in straight sets of 25-13, 25-15 and 25-14 in their second match played at Chebisaas high school.
In other women volleyball results, Lodwar defeated Nakuru 3-0 (25-18, 25-12 and 25-13) before losing to Kituyi 3-1. Kituyi won the opening set in 25-22 before Turkana based won the second set in 25-14 but Kituyi rejuvenated themselves to win the remaining two sets of 25-21 and 25-19.
In volleyball men, defending champions Nairobi campus started well in defending their title with 3-0 win against Siaya in 25-20, 25-21 and 25-15 while Mombasa staged in the court for 2 two hours, three minutes to defeat Webuye 3-2 in one of the most long played match.
Bungoma based Webuye won the opening set in 25-22 before Mombasa won the second set of 25-20 as Webuye worked hard to win in an elongated third set of 29-27.
Using experience, Mombasa managed to win the last two determining sets in 25-19 in the fourth set and 18-16 in the 5th set.
Football defending champions Bondo started well by winning their opener by defeating Embu 2-0. Embu went ahead to lose the second match to Nairobi by a solitary goal, Webuye played to a one all draw against Coast’s Manza.
A new champion will emerge in men’s soccer after 2017 winners lost in zonals. Kakamega defeated Machakos 2-0 and Embu lost 2-0 to Nairobi.