Pipeline upstage champions Prisons

By elvince joshua
Jun 14, 2013
  • Kenya Pipeline after a past match.(Photo:SNA File)

Kenya Pipeline recorded their first win over national champions, Kenya Prisons women’s volleyball team in 16 months.

Pipeline last beat Prisons in December 2012 during the national playoffs and the two teams have met over five time since with Prisons emerging top. T

he last time Pipeline came close to beating Prison’s was during the Africa Club Championship in Madagascar where Prisons came from a set down to win the quarter final clash which ended 3-1 (17-25, 25-21, 25-14, 25-20).

Overconfidence seems to have cost the officers who are preparing for the World Club Championship later in the year when they faced their arch rivals during the third leg of the Kenya Volleyball Federation KVF League.

While Pipeline will be celebrating winning all the three sets against the reigning Africa champions, the wardresses will definitely go back to the drawing as they are just three months away from taking part in the World championship in Switzerland in October this year.

The sets were tight though but Pipeline forced a 3-0 (25-23, 25-23 and 26-24) set wins. The two sides are now tied second place but Prisons will have another chance to avenge the loss when they in the AMACA tournament to be played over the weekend.

Kenya Commercial Bank KCB beat Mt. Kenya University 3-0 (25-4, 25-7, 25-13). Pipeline who missed the first leg in Eldoret is now third with six points behind Prisons (Nine) and table toppers, Nairobi Water.

Blue Triangle is fourth with six points with KCB coming fifth with three points.

Prisons men beat Rangers

In other matches, Kenya Prisons men headed by Gideon Chenje had a tough match against Forest Rangers but their resilience saw them grab two points.

The reigning champions registered a 3-1(32-30, 27-25, 19-25, 23-25) over Rangers while table toppers Blue Triangle also registered similar set scores against Mombasa Prisons 3-1 Stima Nyeri overpowered the hosts Stima Eldoret 3-2.

Blue Triangle tops the men’s list with nine points in the division one league standings, while GSU are placed second with six same as Co-op Kenya Prisons and Forest Rangers placed fourth and fifth.