New Zealander Theresa Fitzpatrick (R) jumps over Kenya’s defenders and scores a try in her rugby sevens game for women on April 13, 2018 at Robina Stadium at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast. [AFP PHOTO]
The Kenyan lionesses started their Madrid 7s campaign on a low after losing 43-0 to Russia in a Saturday afternoon game.
Russian Elena Zdrokova scored three goals in the first half before scoring a fourth goal in the second half to inspire the Asians to a massive opening win at the Madrid tournament.
The Russians started at a high point when Zdrokova provided their side with an early touchdown on the right corner.
They added one more try on the left corner and led the Russians 12-0.
Kenya’s first attempt to move forward was abandoned when their opponents stole an offload and Zdrokova was ready to complete their hat-trick as their side extended the lead to 19-0 towards the break.
In the second half, the Russians picked where they left Kenya to defend more.
Russia would score four more attempts when they gave Kenya a 43-0 loss in Spain.
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The Kenyan lionesses will be back in action at 4:38 p.m. East African time to face the United States.
Lionesses start squads
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