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Defending champions Pipeline, GSU on rampage

Reigning Kenya Volleyball Federation champions Kenya Pipeline Company (KPC) and General Service Unit (GSU) recorded 100% wins during the 3rd leg of the league played today at Eldoret Polytechnic ground.

KPC and GSU, the women and men’s defending champions won their two matches to increase the chances of defending the title ahead of Nandi championships next month.

The Africa volleyball club championships bronze medalist enjoyed their dominance, beating new comers Director of Criminal Investigation (DCI) 3-1 and Kahawa Garrison 3-0 (25-12, 25-03 and 25-14.

Having experienced players, KPC took control of the first two sets of 25-18 and 25-14 but the investigators slowed the game after winning the third set of 25-16. The determined Pipeline ended the first match 25-08 against DCI.

Top of the table Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) failed to exhibit their superlative performance against former champions Prison Kenya during the third leg of Kenya Volleyball Federation (KVF) league in Eldoret.

As reigning champions General Service Unit (GSU) won against debutants Bungoma County while other debutants Naks beat Bomet in straight sets.

Traveling to Eldoret, KCB were on the summit with eight points from two meetings of Bungoma and Bomet but failed to shine against Prison Kenya in women’s category in a thrilling five setter.

The Bankers lost the opening set against the warders in one of the most stretched 28-26 but the bankers won the second and third set in 25-19 but resilient Prison won the fourth set with in off 25-08 to set the pace for the 5th set that the former champions won in 15-11.

Prison captain Evelyn Makuto said that the match was not easy since their opponents (KCB) were well prepared unlike in the past matches.

“they have really changed their game. It is not as easy the way we played them Bomet. They were so prepared in the first and second sets but we recovered in the last sets and won the match. The last sets determines the games and those are the results,” said Makuto.

GSU who are on their way to defend their title, started on a high note, winning their two matches against Bungoma County and Western Prison in three straight sets of 25-13, 25-20 and 25-20 and 25-18, 15-17 and 25-19 respectively.

As Prison Kenya enjoyed winning, their Nairobi counterpart Nairobi Prison shone against Kericho County 3-0 (25-21, 25-20 and 25-23).

Selected results

  1. GSU 3-0 Bungoma County (25-13, 25-20, 25-20)-men
  2. Nairobi Prison 3-0 Kericho County (25-21, 25-20, 25-23)-men
  3. Bungoma County 3-0Bomet County 25-09, 25-11, 25-09)-women
  4. Western Prison 3-0 Kahawa garrison 26-24, 25-19, 25-18)-men
  5. Kenya Pipeline 3-1 DCI (25-18, 25-14, 16-25, 25-08)-women
  6. Naks 3-0 Bomet County (25-23, 25-19, 26-24)-men
  7. Prison Kenya 3-2 KCB (28-26, 19-25, 16-25, 25-08, 15-11).
  8. GSU 3-0 Western Prison (25-08, 30-28, 25-15)-men
  9. Equity Bank 3-0 Mombasa Prison (25-17, 25-15, 25-19)
  10. Equity Bank 3-0 A.P (25-18, 25-17, 25-19)-men
  11. KPC 3-0 Kahawa Garrison (25-12, 25-03, 25-14)
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