Algeria upset Kenya in grueling five setter at Women's U20 African Nations Champs

28 February 2015

2015 Women's U20 African Nations Championship- Day 2

Algeria upset Kenya in grueling five setter at Women's U20 African Nations Champs

 

 Cairo, Egypt, February 28, 2015- Algeria fought for 118 minutes to overwhelm the fighting Kenyan team in epic five- set match 3-2 (19-25, 25-15, 25-21, 17-25, 15-10) in day two of the 2015 Women's U20 African Nations Championship here at Eastern Company Hall in Cairo, Egypt on Saturday.

 

 The victory improved the Algerian win- loss ratio to 1-1 with 2 points at the end of their competition matches, while Kenya started their matches with 0-1 with 1 point. Egypt is 1-0 with 3 points and lead the 3 nation tournament to confirm now a world Championship ticket with one match to be played against Kenya. The central African country still has a slim chance to qualify for the World Championship if they defeated Egypt 3-0 or 3-1 in the final match on Sunday.

 

The winner and runner up of these finals earn tickets to the FIVB Volleyball Women’s U20 World Championship in Limassol & Kato Polemidia, Cyprus July 3-12, 2015.

 

 The strong Kenyan ladies had an out breaking start as they succeeded to lead constantly in the first set to win 25-19 using the spikes of Anne Lowem. Algeria came back aggressively in the second and third sets and arranged their defence through the libero Safia Imadali and the attacks of Nawel Hammouche to win both sets 25-15, 25-21.

 

 Kenya played their best in the fourth set led by the setter Faith Imoida as they succeeded to arrange their combinations to win 25-17 and extend the match to tiebreak.

 

 The Kenyan team started the tiebreak in the best performance to lead 5-0 before the Algerian coach helped his players to come back on time and win advance for the first time 8-7 at the court turn. The Algerians became highly motivated to win the decider 15-10 and the match 3-2.

 

Results

No

Date

Teams

Set

Result per set (points)

Total
Points

Time

Audience

1

2

3

4

5

1

27-Feb

ALG-EGY

0-3

17-25

13-25

11-25

   

41-75

1:11

200

2

28-Feb

KEN-ALG

2-3

25-19

15-25

21-25

25-17

10-15

96-101

1:58

200

3

1-Mar

KEN-EGY

                 

 

Standings

Rk

Code

Team

Points

Matches

Results Details

Sets

Points

Played

Won

Lost

3-0

3-1

3-2

2-3

1-3

0-3

Won

Lost

Ratio

Won

Lost

Ratio

1

EGY

EGYPT

3

1

1

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

3

 

MAX

75

41

1.829

2

ALG

ALGERIA

2

2

1

1

   

1

   

1

3

5

0.600

142

171

0.830

3

KEN

KENYA

1

1

 

1

     

1

   

0

3

MIN

96

101

0.950

 

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