Five clubs secure quarterfinal tickets at Women

5 April 2013

Antananarivo, Madagascar, April 5, 2013- Defending champions Kenya Prisons, their arch rivals Pipeline, GS Petroliers, Bejaia (Algeria) and APR (Rwanda) secured their tickets to the quarterfinal of the 2013 Women's African Club Championship held at the Palais des Sports Hall in Antananarivo, Madagascar on Friday leaving only three vacancies at the quarters to be settled in the third and final day of the preliminary round on Saturday.

 

 Both Kenyan teams claimed second victory in their corresponding pools as defending champions Prisons defeated Water Sports (Ethiopia) in Pool B and last edition runner up Pipeline took over Ndejje University (Uganda) in Pool C. Algeria's GS Petroliers claimed second victory against Kutlwano in Pool B while Bejaia achieved win in their first match in the 3- team pool A to secure a quarterfinal berth with APR of Rwanda who were in a rest day. The five teams secure the quarterfinal tickets in all conditions of the matches of third and final day of the preliminary round.

                

  Ahly (Egypt) set the second victory against VB Diamand Club (Madagascar) in Pool D but still need to secure a place in the quarters, same like FAP (Cameroon) who recovered to secure first victory against AS Tanda (Cote d'Ivoire).  

 

 The preliminary round will be concluded on Saturday with 7 matches in the four pools to determine the last three spots in the quarterfinal.    

 

Pool A:

Bejaia beat Stef Auto 3-1 (25-17, 22-25, 25-20, 25-18)

 

 Bejaia (Algeria) power past organizer Stef Auto (Madagascar) 3-1 (25-17, 22-25, 25-20, 25-18) in an exciting encounter lasting 97 minutes. After Bejaia won easily the first set, they committed a lot of mistakes after they led 21-17 losing 8 points to allow Stef Auto to draw 1-1 against their crowd. Stef Auto players were motivated increasing the load upon the Algerians who won the two sets hardly. The victory means Bejaia qualified to the semifinal accompanied with APR (Rwanda) who won against Stef on Thursday. The two teams will play for the first and second positions in the pool on Saturday

 

Pool B:

GS Petroliers (ALG) beat Kutlwano (BOT) 3-0 (25-8, 25-14, 25-10)

Prisons (KEN) beat Water Sport (ETH) 3-0 (25-19, 25-16, 25-20)

 

 GS Petroliers of Algeria pulled off an easy victory over Kutlwano (Botswana) 3-0 (25-8, 25-14, 25-10) in 55 minutes. The Algerian team used the spike and tactical services to put a pressure upon Botswana team using their weal reception. Most of the Algerian players specially Zohra Ben Salem used the ace services to score lots of points throughout the match and thus it was easy for the Algerian to secure their second victory easily. GSP improved their win- loss ratio to 2-0 to secure a spot at the quarterfinal, while Kutlwano dropped to 0-2.

 

 Defending champions Prisons crushed Water Sport (Ethiopia) in straight sets (25-19, 25-16, 25-20) in an hour of thrilling action. Prisons coach insisted to field all the outstanding players from the start of the match so they succeeded to lead widely winning the first two sets. Due to the improvement of the Ethiopian defence, they succeeded to lead several times in the third set till 16-14 at the second TTO. Prisons regained the rhythm to led again 18-17 before they ended the set 25-20. The victory improved prisons' record to 2-0 and Water sport dropped to 0-2.  

 

Pool C:

Pipeline (KEN) beat Ndejje University (UGA) 3-0 (25-19, 25-15, 25-16)

Les As (BUR) beat Manga Sport (GAB) 3-1 (20-25, 25-14, 25-10, 25-10)

 

Kenya Pipeline clinched their second victory over Ndejje University 3-0 (25-19, 25-15, 25-16) in about an hour. The Ugandan team started the match in their best performance and succeeded to lead until the first TTO 8-6 until Pipeline returned back through the experience of their players specially the setter Janet Wanja. The Kenyan team dominated the match in the second and third sets to win comfortably 3-0.

 Pipeline improved to 2-0 to secure a quarterfinal ticket. Ndejje University dropped to 1-1 but still in course to copmete for the second ticket in the pool. 

 

 Les As (Burundi) achieved their first ever victory in the African Club championship over Manga Sport (GAB) 3-1 (20-25, 25-14, 25-10, 25-10) in 81 minutes. Burundi team rebounded back from one set behind to win three successive sets after a rising performance from the whole team. Les As improved their win- loss ratio to 1-1, while Manga Sport dropped to 0-2.

 

Pool D

Ahly (EGY) beat VB Diamand (MAD) 3-0 (25-19, 25-16, 25-14)

FAP (CMR) beat AS Tanda (CIV) 3-0 (25-15, 25-15, 25-15)

 Ahly (EGY) continued their winning rhythm and outclassed VB Diamant (MAD) 3-0 (25-19, 25-16, 25-14) in 59 minutes. Egypt coach Mamdouh Isamail played with some substitutes to give them the opportunity before the important matches in the knockout stage. Diamand played a good match in the first set and succeeded to lead the score several times till the first TTO. Ahly gradually controlled the match in the second and third sets to win in straight sets. Ahly improved to 2-0, while Diamant dropped to 2-0.

 

 FAP (CMR) overcame the sluggish start when they lost against Ahly in the opening and claimed their first victory against AS Tanda (CIV) 3-0 (25-15, 25-15, 25-15). FAP used the service to disturb the Ivorian team and succeeded to put a pressure on their defence throughout the match. FAP improved their record to 1-1, while Tanda dropped also to 1-1.

 

Day 3 Program, April 6

9:00     FAP (CMR) X VBCD (MAD)

11:00   Ahly (EGY) X Tanda (CIV)

13:00   Ndejje (UGA) X Manga (GAB)

15:00   Les AS (BUR) X Pipeline (KEN)

17:00   Water Sport (ETH) X Kutlwano (BOT)

19:00   GSP (ALG) X Prisons (KEN)

21:00   APR (RWA) X Bejaia (ALG)

 

Results and Ranking

Results

Pool A

No

Date

Teams

Set

Result per set (points)

Total
Points

Time

Audience

1

2

3

4

5

5

4 April

APR-Stef

3-2

25-18

21-25

25-21

27-29

17-15

115-108

2:01

800

12

5 April

Bejaia-Stef

3-1

25-17

22-25

25-20

25-18

 

97-80

1:37

1200

21

6 April

APR-Bejaia

                 

 

Pool B

No

Date

Teams

Set

Result per set (points)

Total
Points

Time

Audience

1

2

3

4

5

2

4 April

Water-GSP

0-3

18-25

10-25

15-25

   

43-75

1:00

150

4

4 April

Prisons-Kutlwan

3-0

25-11

25-16

25-14

   

75-41

0:58

150

8

5 April

Kutlwan-GSP

0-3

8-25

14-25

10-25

   

32-75

0:55

100

9

5 April

Prisons-Water

3-0

25-19

25-16

25-20

   

75-55

1:00

100

19

6 April

Water-Kutlwan

                 

20

6 April

GSP-Prisons

                 

 

Pool C

No

Date

Teams

Set

Result per set (points)

Total
Points

Time

Audience

1

2

3

4

5

3

4 April

Manga-Pipeline

0-3

17-25

11-25

9-25

   

37-25

0:54

200

7

4 April

Les As-Ndejje

0-3

15-25

21-25

10-25

   

46-75

0:56

100

13

5 April

Manga-Les As

1-3

25-20

14-25

10-25

10-25

 

95-59

1:21

200

14

5 April

Pipeline- Ndejje

3-0

25-19

25-15

25-16

   

75-50

1:04

200

17

6 April

Ndejje-Manga

                 

18

6 April

Les As-Pipeline

                 

 

Pool D

No

Date

Teams

Set

Result per set (points)

Total
Points

Time

Audience

1

2

3

4

5

1

4 April

Tanda-VBCD

3-2

25-20

22-25

20-25

25-23

15-13

107-106

1:47

100

6

4 April

FAP-Ahly

0-3

18-25

11-25

19-25

   

48-75

1:14

500

10

5 April

VBCD-AHLY

0-3

19-25

16-25

14-25

   

49-75

0:59

500

11

5 April

Tanda-FAP

0-3

15-25

15-25

15-25

   

45-75

1:06

 

15

6 April

FAP-VBCD

                 

16

6 April

Ahly-Tanda

                 

 

Pool Ranking

Pool A

Rk

Code

Country

Points

Matches

Points

Sets

Won

Lost

Won

Lost

Ratio

Won

Lost

Ratio

1

Bejaia

Algeria

2

1

0

97

80

1,212

3

1

3.000

2

APR

Rwanda

2

1

0

115

108

1.064

3

2

1.500

3

Stef

Madagascar

2

0

2

188

212

0.886

2

3

0.666

 

Pool B

Rk

Code

Country

Points

Matches

Points

Sets

Won

Lost

Won

Lost

Ratio

Won

Lost

Ratio

1

GSP

Algeria

4

2

0

150

75

2.000

6

0

Max

2

Prison

Kenya

4

2

0

150

96

1.562

6

0

Max

3

Water

Ethiopia

2

0

2

98

150

0.653

0

6

Min

4

Kutl

Botswana

2

0

2

73

150

0.486

0

6

Min

 

Pool C 

Rk

Code

Country

Points

Matches

Points

Sets

Won

Lost

Won

Lost

Ratio

Won

Lost

Ratio

1

Pipeline

Kenya

4

2

0

150

87

1.724

6

0

Max

2

Les As

Burundi

3

1

1

141

134

1.052

3

4

0.750

3

Ndejje

Uganda

3

1

1

125

121

1,033

3

3

Max

4

Manga

Gabon

2

0

2

96

170

0.564

1

6

0.166

 

Pool D



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Rk

Code

Country

Points

Matches

Points

Sets

Won

Lost

Won

Lost

Ratio

Won

Lost

Ratio

1

Ahly

Egypt

4

2

0

150

97

1.546

6

0

Max

2

FAP

Cameroon

3

1

1

123

120

1.025

3

3

1.000