Kenya Lionesses lose in Madrid against Russia: The standard sport

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

Phil Orlando

Camilla Cynthia

Sheila Chajira |

Janet Okello

Chris Lindo

Celestine Masinde

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