July 18, 2024

Second victory for Pipeline as chase for Zone 5 title continues

Second victory for Pipeline as chase for Zone 5 title continues
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The Oilers who had on Wednesday picked another straight-sets victory against KCCA of Uganda, had a low start allowing the Rwandese side an early lead but recovered to take a 2-point advantage

At the ongoing CAVB Zone Five Club Championships in Kigali, Rwanda, Kenya Pipeline are proving a hard nut to crack as they showboated their way to a second straight victory on Thursday.

Playing Rwanda Revenue Authority (RRA), the former Kenyan champions went 25-20, 25-21, and 25-13 for the win that puts them ahead in the 5-team competition.

The Oilers who had on Wednesday picked another straight-sets victory against KCCA of Uganda, had a low start allowing the Rwandese side an early lead but recovered to take a 2-point advantage at 10-08.

RRA, however, took the match to Gitau's charges matching them point for point as the two sides tied at 13, 16 and 18 points. The Kenyans pulled away for 25-20 with some quick action from Africa's beat middle blocker Trizah Atuka.

 

The second set was no different, another slow start for the Kenyan side making it a one-point game before they pulled away for to take a three-point advantage at 10-07. The advantage, remained at 17-14 as Pupeline went on to win 25-21.

An early lead in the third set is all the Oilers needed to get the work done. Having picked a 6-point advantage early on at 10-04, the side was unstoppable as they ran rings around their Rwandese opponents to lead 22-09and go on to win 25-13 and seal their win for maximum points.

Gitau's charges will enjoy their great day on Friday as the other four teams do battle before facing Patriotic Army of Rwanda on Saturday and conclude their action with a clash against Rwanda Police on Sunday.