Prisons edge Pipeline to win Taita Taveta title

Prisons edge Pipeline to win Taita Taveta title

Prisons edge Pipeline to win Taita Taveta title

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Kenya Prisons women's team completed a double over arch rivals Kenya Pipeline in a month when they twice came from behind to beat the national champions 3-2 (21-25,25-19,22-25,25-10,15-13) in the women's final of the Taita Taveta County Tournament.

 This however was a great improvement by Pipeline who lost to the former champions by straight sets in Homa Bay last month.

Pipeline started the set with a right gear when they led from the opening service to the 46th which saw them open a set advantage over the wardresses courtesy of a 25-21 win. Prisons however came back in the second set a more rejuvenated side, taking a three point lead 10-7, further extending their advantage to 15-11 before wrapping up the set 25-19 to level the scores.

The third set again went Pipeline's way despite playing against the strong wind but Prisons once again levelled things up with a 25-10 triumph before winding up the match with a 15-13 win to take home the inaugural trophy.

"Playing from one side of the court was always difficult due to the strong wind and Sun but I must say we didn't play as we did in the last leg in Homa Bay" noted David Lungaho, Prisons head coach.

Lung'aho was missing three regular players, Evelyn Makuto who is out with a knee injury, Elizabeth Wanyama and Lydia Maiyo who were both feeling unwell but he hoped to get a full squad ahead of the last leg next month with the main agenda being the national playoff in November

"I hope I will have full squad when we go for the playoffs. We've lost the title for last two years but this is the year to redeem ourselves but it’s going to be tough. Other teams are coming up and we'll need to up our game," added Lung'aho

 Pipeline A saw off their juniors from the semis following a straight sets win with Prisons overpowering Nairobi Water in the other women's semis.

Pipeline A beat Pipeline B by straight sets of (26-24,25-11,25-17) with Prisons knocking out Nairobi Water who only had 30 minutes rest after their quarter final match against KCB, thanks to a 3-0 (25-16,25-12,25-17) win.

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