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Algeria and Kenya claim second wins at African Olympic qualifiers

 
Algeria comfortably beat the Seychelles for their second win
 
Blida, Algeria, February 3, 2012 - Hosts Algeria and reigning African champions Kenya continued their winning form on the second day of the Women’s African Qualification tournament in Blida on Friday. Algeria swept Seychelles easily 3-0 (25-6, 25-6, 25-12), while Kenya beat Egypt 3-2 (25-23, 23-25, 25-13, 20-25, 16-14) after a thrilling encounter.

Both Algeria and Kenya improved their win-loss ratio to 2-0 and the qualification ticket has become a battle between these two, with the showdown scheduled for the third and final day of the tournament on Saturday. Egypt and Seychelles dropped to 0-2 and they meet in the final day to determine the third position of the four-nation tournament.

Kenya won the crucial points of their match against Egypt to pull off an exciting victory in 115 minutes. Kenya's experienced opposite Lydia Maiyo was the match star. Not only was she the top scorer with 22 points but also through her leadership on court along with wing spiker Mercy Moim who scored an impressive 19 points. Egypt’s left attacker Sherihan Abdel Fattah was her team's leading scorer with 22 points.
 
Algeria used their experience to overwhelm the Seychelles in 54 minutes. Zohra Ben Sallem was her team's top scorer with 11 points, while Seychelles scorer Biong Maya scored seven points. 

Match Schedule

Thursday, February 2, 2012
16:00: Algeria v Egypt 3-1 (25-20, 23-25, 25-17, 25-20)
18:00: Seychelles v Kenya 0-3 (15-25, 21-25, 23-25)

Friday, February 3, 2012
1500: Algeria v Seychelles 3-0 (25-6, 25-6, 25-12)
17:00: Kenya v Egypt 3-2 (25-23, 23-25, 25-13, 20-25, 16-14)

Saturday, February 4, 2012 
15:00: Algeria v Kenya 
17:00: Egypt v Seychelles

Results

No

Date

Teams

Set

Result per set (points)

Total
Points

Time

Audience

1

2

3

4

5

1

02-Feb

SEY-KEN

0-3

15-25

21-25

23-25

 

 

59-75

1:17

100

2

02-Feb

EGY-ALG

1-3

20-25

25-23

17-25

20-25

 

82-98

1:54

3,000

3

03-Feb

ALG-SEY

3-0

25-6

25-6

25-12

 

 

75-24

1:00

2,000

4

03-Feb

KEN-EGY

3-2

25-23

23-25

25-13

20-25

16-14

109-100

2:07

600

5

04-Feb

EGY-SEY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

04-Feb

ALG-KEN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ranking  

Rk

Code

Team

Points

Matches

Points

Sets

Won

Lost

Won

Lost

Ratio

Won

Lost

Ratio

1

ALG

ALGERIE

4

2

 

173

106

1.632

6

1

6.000

2

KEN

KENYA

4

2

 

184

159

1.157

6

2

3.000

3

EGY

EGYPT

2

 

2

182

207

0.879

3

6

0.500

4

SEY

SEYCHELLES

2

 

2

83

150

0.553

 

6

 





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