VakıfBank started the season with the Super Cup victory

VakıfBank faced Fenerbahçe Opet in the Super Cup game. The yellow-blacks won their first cup of the season by beating the opponent 3-2.

Turkey's most international trophy winner team VakıfBank, played against Fenerbahçe Opet in the first match of the new season. The yellow-blacks beat their opponent 3-2 in the Super Cup match and got the first cup of the season.

Making a strong start to the match at TVF Burhan Felek Volleyball Hall, VakıfBank made its opponent take a time out at 9-5. While the game was balanced after the break; The score was equalized at 14-14. At the end of the competitive set, VakıfBank lost 25-23. VakıfBank, which opened the second set with 7-2, was caught by the opponent in the rest of the set. Playing strongly at the end of the set, the yellow-blacks brought the score to 1-1 with a set score of 25-22. In the 3rd set, which was competitive from start to finish, VakıfBank converted 1 set point, but Fenerbahçe Opet brought the score to 2-1 with 25-23. Although the yellow-blacks entered the 4th set slowly, they recovered and took the match to the final set with a score of 25-23. In the tie-break, VakıfBank won the set and the cup with a score of 15-12.

In VakıfBank, Jordan Thompson was the top scorer of his team with 30 points and she was chosen as the most valuable player of the match. In the yellow-blacks Gabi and Ali Frantti reached the double digits with 21 and 11 points. Zehra Güneş scored 6 points in the match where Bahar Akbay finished with 9 points.

Abdi Serdar Üstünsalih: “We gained important motivation for the rest of the season”


After the match, VakıfBank Sports Club President Abdi Serdar Üstünsalih said: “We are very happy to start the season with a cup. Even though we had a very short preparation period, our staff showed their quality and we achieved our first goal. We gained significant morale and motivation for the rest of the season. Thus, we took the first step on this path to win all the cups we compete in. I congratulate all our athletes, coaches and managers. We present this cup to the girls whose dreams we have shared for 37 years. I also congratulate our opponent for their performance"


Jordan Thompson: “I am proud of my team”

Jordan Thompson, who was chosen as the most valuable player of the match, expressed her happiness about the championship and said: “I am very excited and very proud of my team. We managed to stay together in a tough match. We have only been together for a very short time and we played against a strong opponent. “I am very happy that we won”


Gabi: “We played like a family”


VakıfBank captain Gabi said: “There is nothing better than starting the season with a cup. We had our ups and downs during the match. The most important thing today was our team spirit. We played like a family. We fought not didn’t give up. VakıfBank mentality also requires this"


VakıfBank, which won the Super Cup for the 5th time in the history after 2013, 2014, 2017 and 2021, will host Karayolları in the first match of the 2023-2024 Turkish League on Saturday, October 14, at 14.00.



HALL: TVF Burhan Felek Voleybol Salonu

REFEREES: Ozan Çağı Sarıkaya, Ramazan Çevik

FENERBAHÇE OPET: Meliha Diken 7, Eda Erdem Dündar 7, Bojona Drca 3, Arina Fedorovtseva 18, Aslı Kalaç 11, Magdalena Stysiak 31, Gizem Örge (L), Meryem Boz 1, Buse Ünal 1

VAKIFBANK: Cansu Özbay 2, Gabi 21, Bahar Akbay 9, Jordan Thompson 30, Ali Frantti 11, Zehra Güneş 6, Ayça Aykaç (L), Aleksia Karutasu 2, Bianka Busa 1, Sarah Van Aalen

SETS: 25-23, 22-25, 25-22, 23-25, 12-15

TIME: 30’, 29’, 29’, 29’, 19’