Kenya pull off major upset with Group 3 Grand Prix finals win over Peru


Canberra, Australia, July 12, 2015 - Kenya arrived in Canberra this week predicting they would surprise people, and they were true to their word by beating Peru 3-1 in the FIVB Group 3 Grand Prix final.

After dropping the opening set to Peru, 21-25, Mercy Moim and Ruth Jepngetich led Kenya into recovery, dominating Peru to take the second set 25-17.

The third set went point-for-point, until the Kenyans pulled away late 25-22.

With the title and a return to Group 2 slipping from their grasp, Peru threw everything at the Africans in the fourth set, and opened up a 3-point lead at the midway point.

But the Kenyans were not to be denied, winning several long rallies and applying pressure on the South Americans, taking the final set 25-23.

The disappointment for Peru was compounded by the site of star player, Angela Leyva, being taken from the arena in a wheelchair after badly injuring her ankle.


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