Kenya secondary schools sports Association (KSSSA) volleyball girls 2017 finalists Cheptil girls will face off with Soin in the women’s volleyball during the opening day of Laurendi Sports open tournament played today at the Ziwa play ground in Uasin Gishu County.
Cheptil girls’ under the tutelage of Joel Mengech won all their pool A matches to book for a semifinal match against Soin who finished second in pool B after losing to County government of Uasin Gishu.
The Nandi based team did not drop any set in the tournament that comes to an end on Saturday at the same venue. The east Africa school games bronze medalist won their opening match in straight sets against Chebororwa in 25-10, 25-16 and 25-21.
The win continued in the second against Sironoi 25-17, 25-14 and 25-13. In another match Chebororwa beat Sironoi 3-0 (25-21, 25-13 and 25-17).
In pool B, which had two teams, Sironoi and Uasin Gishu County all made it to the semifinal as the later beat their opponents in a thrilling five setter of 25-23, 23-25, 25-16, 19-25 and 15-13.
In men’s categories, Kapkeben dominated pool B matches as Kemco dominated in pool A. Kapkebeen won all their opening matched in straight sets of best of three. They beat former KSSSA champions Cheptil 3-1 (23-25, 25-18, 25-23 and 25-21) and Cheplelachbei 2-0 (25-13 and 25-19).
In other pool B results, Kapkoros white washed Simat 3-1 (25-21, 08-25, 23-25 and 12-25).
Eldoret Pipers won three matches to top pool A in handball men. They beat Emdin 13-08, Ngeny 12-05 and 9-7 against Ranger before losing the last match to Moi’s Bridge.
Pool B matches were dominated by hosts Ziwa who shone over Saramek 13-07, 18-12 against Gloria before drawing 10-10 against Kapsaos.
Sammy Koskeny threw 61.90m to win javelin throw ahead of Robert Kiprotich (59:06) and Methuselah Kiprop in third in 54.95m distance.
The tournament also include racquet games like Chess and badminton.