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Aurelia Opondo nets four goals as Lakers hammer Genetrix 10-1 in Malawi

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 Lakers captain Alice Owiti (right) and Chentry Stacy in actio against Genetrix.[Hockey Association of Malawi,ACCC]

Kenyan international Aurelia Opondo on Wednesday scored four goals as Lakers Hockey Club hammered Genetrix Hockey Club 10-1 at the ongoing 2023 Africa Cup for Club Champions Tournament (ACCC) in Blantyre, Malawi.

Opondo who is the reigning KHU Women’s Premier League MVP took his tally to seven goals in five matches played as Lakers maintained their unbeaten run.

Gilly Okumu tops Lakers goal scoring charts after with 10 goals. The former Kenya national team captain added three goals in the big win against Genetrix, her third hat trick in Blantyre.

Okumu gave Lakers the lead in the seventh minute after sounding the bar off a penalty corner before Opondo opened her account a minute later to make it 2-0.

Okumu grabbed her brace in the 11th minute before Maureen Owiti made it 4-0 by the end of the first quarter.

Opondo followed suit with her brace in the second quarter before Lynn Mumbi made sure Lakers took a healthy 6-0 at the break.

In the final half, Opondo grabbed her hat trick and then a fourth goal as captain Alice Owiti also joined in on the fun for a 9-0 third quarter lead.

Okumu who started the goal fest ended it in the 48th minute to stretch the lead to 10-0.

Carlor Nakombe grabbed the hosts’ consolation goal as Genetrix lost 10-1.

Lakers are top of the standings with 11 points, a point above defending champions Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA). GRA had earlier hammered Blazers Hockey Club 4-1.

Lakers begun the tourney with a 12-0 win over Scorpions before drawing 0-0 with Blazers on Sunday.

A whopping 15-0 win over Capital Braves from Malawi followed on Monday before their 2-2 draw with GRA.

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