VakıfBank start with a win

The last world champion VakıfBank Women's Volleyball Team defeated the Chinese representative Zhejiang with 20-25, 13-25 and 13-25 sets in the first match at the FIVB Volleyball Women's Club World Championship in Shaoxing, China.

The top scorers of the VakifBank were Ebrar Karakurt (17), Zhu Ting (16) and Milena Rasic (12).

Yellow-blacks, will face with French team of Volera Le Cannet tomorrow at GTM 09:00 in the second match of Group A.


HALL: Shaoxing Olympic Sports Center
REFEREES: Patricia Rolf (ABD), Shin Muranaka (Japonya)
ZHEJIANG: Hanyu 3, W.Na 5, Ying Li 2, Zhu Y.Z. 5, Yanhan 4, Kaiyi 8, W. Mengjie (L), Jiarong 1, Yuxiao, Mengyue
VAKIFBANK: Cansu 2, Zhu 16, Kelsey 6, Ebrar 17, Milena 12, Zehra 8, Gizem (L)
SETS: 20-25, 13-25, 13-25
TIME SETS: 75 minute (23', 22', 25')


First Six: Cansu Özbay, Zhu Ting, Kelsey Robinson, Ebrar Karakurt, Milena Rasic, Zehra Güneş, Gizem Örge (L)

Top Scorer: Ebrar Karakurt (17)
VakıfBank Total Blocks: 16

Top Blocker: Milena Rasic (5)

VakifBank's Ace Points: Ebrar Karakurt (2)


Giovanni Guidetti: We played very well as a team today. At the end of the first set, we made a difference in the block and defender. My players played during the match without losing their concentration and they achieved a very good win. It is really exciting to play in such a tournament. The tribunes were almost full. It is a great feeling to play in front of supporters who support VakıfBank. Like we were at home. We will continue to enjoy this atmosphere.

Melis Gürkaynak: It was very important to start the championship with a victory. We are very happy to win. The atmosphere in the hall was very nice. We enjoyed being in the field a lot. I would like to thank all the Chinese fans who came here and cheered for us.

Zhu Ting: I am very excited to have played this championship in my country. We had a very good performance in today's match. Hopefully we will continue to get good results in the tournament.



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