By Fever Pitch Reporter
African champions Kenya Prisons beat national queens Kenya Pipeline in straight sets of 25-19, 25-19, 26-24) to lift women’s Series ‘A’ trophy during Aphia Plus Nyanza tournament at Lions Club in Kisumu.
Pipeline beat National Youth Talent Academy 3-1 (28-30, 25-17, 25-12, 25-11) while Prisons beat Nairobi Water 3-0 (25-9, 25-13, 25-13) in semis to advance.
The men’s Series ‘A’ final between General Service Unit (GSU) and Prisons Kenya was not played.Kenya Volleyball Federation (KVF) national sports organising secretary Walter Otieno said the semi-final match between GSU and Ulinzi ended at 5:15pm and the time could not be played as it was late.
GSU beat Ulinzi 3-0 (25-18, 25-23, 25-22), while Prisons defeated Kenya Airways 3-0 (25-18, 25-22, 25-23) in semi-finals to advance to the final.
Otieno indicated that the men’s final would be played during the next round of the National league in Mombasa on September 14.Kenyatta National Hospital emerged winners in the men’s series ‘B’ category after they beat Dominion 3-0 (25-14, 25-19, 25-22) in final match.
In KVF division one league for men, Ulinzi recorded mixed results, winning two matches and dropping one.
ulinzi recoveredUlinzi recovered from one set deficit to beat Finlays Flowers 3-1 (23-25, 25-21, 25-12, 25-21) in a men’s division one match.
The military men then went ahead to overcome Stima Mombasa 3-1 (25-17, 25-22, 26-28, 25-10) in a hotly contested encounter. Ulinzi dream to finish the league fixtures on clean sheet failed after they lost 2-3 (22-25, 18-25, 25-23, 19-25) against Stima Nyeri in their third match. Champions GSU had only one league match to play in Kisumu and this was against Kenya Prisons.
GSU emerged from the match shoulders high as they defeated Prisons 3-1 (25-19, 25-22, 26-28, 25-10) in a four-set thriller.
Forest Rangers switched off Stima Nyeri 3-1 (20-25, 25-22, 25-20, 25-20) to in their single league match of the weekend.
Blue Triangle team won their two matches after they beat Stima Mombasa 3-0 (25-22, 25-22, 26-24) in a closely contested match and Kakamega Prisons 3-0 (25-15, 25-19, 25-19).
Mombasa Prisons were stretched to five sets before winning 3-2 (17-25, 17-25, 25-13, 25-17, 22-25, 15-9) in thrilling five- setter match.
In the women’s division one league, Nairobi Water recorded mixed results in the category that featured 12 matches.The water girls beat Ulinzi 3-2 (26-24, 25-21, 15-25, 22-25, 15-9) and recorded their second victory after they beat National Youth Talent Academy in straight sets of 25-15, 25-23, 25-20).