Kenya Pipeline's fine form in KVF league continued with a win over Nairobi Water
Kenya Volleyball Federation (KVF) women's league champions Kenya Pipeline continued their good showing in this weekend's league at Nyayo Indoor Arena.
Up against new entrants Nairobi Water, who are making a return to the league after several years in the cold, the Paul Gitau-led oil merchants sunk their opponents in a quick straight sets.
The holders went ahead 25-12 in the first set against a seemingly inept Water but the second one was closer with Gitau's charges winning 29-19.
Keen not to go down without a fight, Water kept fighting but were no match for Pipeline who closed the match with a 25-17 set.
In another match, former champions Prisons Kenya had an even easier victory as they took on Vernon Kainga-led Postbank Volleyball Club.
The Josp Barasa-coached wardresses won the match 3-0 (25-17, 25-12, 25-12) for maximum point and an extension of their unbeaten streak this season.
The third match of the day took the trophy for the day's thriller as Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) saw off Prisons Nairobi in a five-set clash.
The military side won the first set 25-14 but the wardresses returned the favour with a 21-25 comeback set.
KDF won the third set 25-18 but were unable to kill the game in the fourth set, going down 13-25 to set the stage for a decider set that they won 15-08.
Africa club champions KCB had to sit the day out as their opponents for the day, Vihiga Club were a no-show.
Action continues on Sunday at the same venue with the biggest match of the day pitting former league champions Prisons Kenya against the bankers.