U-23 Volleyball Team Leaves For Slovenia, Ready For World Championships

The Kenya U-23 volleyball team will on Thursday depart to Slovenia for the women’s Under-23 World Championships. 

photo: Kenya Volleyball Page

The Kenya U-23 volleyball team will on Thursday depart to Slovenia for the women’s Under-23 World Championships. 

The team comprising of twelve players will yearning for a good performance in the week-long tournament that starts on Sunday September 10. Kenya have been placed in Group B alongside Brazil, Bulgaria, Cuba, Japan and Turkey.

The tournament will also be a perfect platform for the upcoming stars to get familiar with the ner rules of volleyball. The 2017 FIVB Women’s U23 World Championship will be a testing ground for a new scoring scheme currently under review by the FIVB, which, if successful, could mark a historical turning point for volleyball – much as the introduction of the Rally Scoring System did in the late 1990s.

Matches will be played to best-of-seven sets with each set to 15 points (with at least a two-point difference needed). Three ranking points will be awarded to teams winning 4–0, 4–1 or 4–2. Two points go the winner of a 4–3 match with one point for the loser. It is hoped that the new scoring system will reduce overall duration of matches, while making each set more attractive and exciting – much as tie-breaks are under the current regulations. The interval between sets is reduced to two minutes (from three). Teams will switch ends after the second set – and also, if needed, after sets 4, 5 and 6. In addition, there will be no technical timeouts – just two regular thirty-second timeouts per team per set.

Kenya U23 Squad to Slovenia: Yvonne Wavinya, Anne Lowem,Veronica Tanui, Faith Imodia, Edinah Mwombe, Doreen Marani, Joan Ngeywo, Yvonne Sinaida, Shyrine Jepkemboi(captain), Beldine Akinyi, Carolyne Sirengo, Celestine Nyongesa

 

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