Kenya Pipeline, Ulinzi win AMACO tourney in Eldoret

Oct 08, 2012
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Ulinzi (men)and Kenya Pipeline are the 2012 AMACO Volleyball Tournament Champions.

Ulinzi saw off Blue Triangle 3-2(25-22, 15-25, 25-23, 21-25, 15-12) in the quarterfinals before thrashing Forest Rangers  in straight sets of  25-19,25-21,25-16 in the men’s Semi-finals to book a meeting with the volley power house GSU, the reigning Kenya Volleyball League champions in the finals.

GSU beat Stima Nyeri 1-3 (17-25, 15-25, 26-24,23-25) in the quarterfinals before edging out Kenya Prisons 0-3(25-18, 32-30, 25-23)in the semi- finals played at Eldoret Polytechnic over the weekend.

Ulinzi overcame GSU 25-19,25-10 and managed to douse a late comeback with the help of setter David Tenge Kirwa in the third set but Ulinzi held on for 25-23 win.

Kenya Pipeline grabbed the women’s title after beating Blue Triangle 25-17,25-14,25-22 in the absence of their rivals Kenya Prisons who are away for the World club Cup in Qatar.

Talent Academy and Nairobi Water’s dreams were shattered after Kenya Pipeline whipped them 3-0(25-7, 25-10, 25-13) and 3-1 (25-22,25-17, 21-25, 25-12) in the quarter and semifinals respectively.

Blue triangle(women) humiliated little known Kosirai Girls 3-0(25-8, 25-13, 25-12) in the quarterfinals before they went ahead to overturn Ulinzi 3-0(25-20, 25-23, 25-17)in the semi finals. Kenya Pipeline maintained the lead in all the sets to send Blue Triangle packing 25-17, 25-14, 25-22.

Collated Results: Men Quarterfinals: Ulinzi vs Blue Triangle 3-2(25-22, 15-25, 25-23, 21-25, 15-12), Forest Rangers vs Stima Eldoret 3-2 (25-21, 21-25, 18-25, 25-19), Prisons vs Finlays 3-0(25-17, 25-23, 25-14), Stima Nyeri vs GSU 0-3(17-25, 15-25, 26-24, 23-25) Semi finals: Ulinzi vs Forest Rangers 3-0(25-19, 25-21, 25-16), Prisons vs GSU 0-3(25-18, 32-30, 25-23) Finals: GSU vs Ulinzi 3-0(25-19, 25-10, 25-23) Women Quarterfinals:Blue Triangle vs Kosirai Girls 3-0(25-8, 25-13, 25-12), Ulinzi vs City Council of Nairobi 3-1(24-26, 25-20, 25-9, 25-19), Nairobi Water vs Stima Nyeri 3-1 (25-12, 16-25, 25-19, 25-14), Kenya Pipeline vs Talent Academy 3-0 (25-7, 25-10, 25-13) Semi finals: Blue Triangle vs Ulinzi 3-0 (25-20, 25-23, 25-17), Nairobi Water vs Kenya Pipeline 3-1(25-22,25-17 21-25, 25-12) Finals: Kenya Pipeline vs Blue Triangle 3-0(25-17, 25-14, 25-22).

 

Ann Keino

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