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Dubai 7s: Kenya Lionesses beaten by Spain books Fiji date

Kenya Lionesses struggles in Dubai 7s continued on Friday as they were eliminated from the Challenge Trophy following a 24-7 loss to Spain.
Ingrid Algar scored Spain’s opening try while Kenya responded via Janet Okelo’s try for a 7-7 tie. Olivia Fresneda restored Spain lead before Algar took them to 19 points.

Iera Echebarria ensured a 24-7 lead after dotting their fourth try. It was after a great carry and offload from Beatriz Dominguez Sanchez.
With one minute to go Kenya suffered a blow after Sophia Ayieta was carded for tackling Barbara Pla in the air.
Spain would have added the fifth try but were let down by a forward pass. Kenya will now face Fiji in the 11th place playoffs .
Fiji lost 12-10 to China in the other semifinal.

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