2013 Lacrosse Season Well Underway in Uganda, Africa

The Uganda Lacrosse Union (ULU) is the official governing body of lacrosse in the East African country of Uganda. It is the first lacrosse union in the country and oversees all forms of lacrosse development. The ULU is member of the National Council of Sport in Uganda and is a recognized member of the Federation of International Lacrosse. For more information visit www.ugandalacrosse.com.

What follows are two game summaries from week #3 of Uganda Lacrosse League action.

Strykers LC Cruises to a 5-0 win over the Kings
Strykers' attackman Ibra Makanda scored a hat-trick and team-mate Kenneth Kasule notched two goals as Strykers brushed aside Kings Lacrosse in a heated game.

Strykers went ahead early and were having a comfortable 3-0 lead by the half time break. 2 more goals from Ibra, late in the 4th quarter capped a brilliant game for the Strykers.

Strykers' defense midfielder, Tabu James, had a team high 3 assists to cap what was a fantastic individual performance.

This win puts Strykers top of the league table with 6 points in 3 games. Strykers will return to action on February 9th against Warriaz.

Strykers Lacrosse scoring (goals-assists)
Ibra Makanda 3-0, Kenneth Kasule 2-0; Goalkeeper: Jooga Isa (W, 60:00, Saves-2, GA-0)

Kings Lacrosse scoring (goals-assists)
0; Goalkeeper: Allan Amone (L, 60:00, Saves-7, GA-5)

Warriaz Edge Rival Oneonta 3-2
Warriaz Lacrosse got some sweet revenge over rivals Oneonta Lacrosse beating the 'Ones' 3-2 in the evening's game at MUBS grounds, Nakawa. Midfielder, Ryan Mugisa got 2 goals for the losing side, Oneonta.

Warriaz began their surge on goal with 2 goals apiece from Vanjo Kaviiri and Phillip Ssebunya in the 1st quarter. Warriaz attackman, Wodero Oscar, added a third goal for his team mid -2nd quarter to put Warriaz 3-0 clear.

After the halftime break, Oneonta's relentless attacks yielded 2 goals from midfielder Ryan Mugisa in the 3rd and early 4th quarter to get back into the contest. However a comeback was not to be as this tightly contested game was brought to completion by the referee.

Oneonta's captain Patrick Oriana's commendable 89% face-off wins did not help his team avoid a loss. Warriaz's defender Jeff Anwar put in a man of the-match performance with 8 groundballs and causing a number of turnovers.

Oneonta fall a slot to 3rd on the league table while Warriaz remains at 4th position.

Both teams resume league action next Saturday, 26th January, at MUBS grounds Nakawa with Warriaz going against Kings Lacrosse and Oneonta against Panthers Lacrosse.

Warriaz scoring (goals-assists)
Phillip Ssebunya 1-1, Vanjo Kaviiri 1-2, Wodero Oscar 1-0; Goalkeeper: Tabu Jimmy (W, 60:00, Saves-4, GA-2)

Oneonta scoring (goals-assists)
Ryan Mugisa 2-0, Goalkeeper: Okello James (L, 60:00, Saves-2, GA-3)


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