VakifBank in the semi-finals
The last world champion VakifBank Women's Volleyball Team defeated French team Volero Le Cannet by 3-0 in the second match of FIVB Volleyball Women's Club World Championship with the set scores of 25-21, 25-15, 25-17. The Yellow-Blacks qualified for the semi-finals with two victories in two matches.
The top scorers of VakifBank were Zhu Ting (23), Ebrar Karakurt (16) and Kelsey Robinson (12).
The libero of Yellow-Blacks, Gizem Orge, was chosen as the most valuable player of the match (MVP).
VakıfBank will meet with Brazilian team Minas on their last game in Group A on Friday, 7 December at GTM 12:00.
VAKIFBANK-VOLERO LE CANNET: 3-0
HALL: Shaoxing Olympic Sports Center
REFEREES: Nathanon Sowapark (Thailand), Jiang Liu (China)
VAKIFBANK: Cansu 1, Zhu 23, Kelsey 12, Ebrar 16, Milena 4, Zehra 9, Gizem (L)
VOLERO LE CANNET: Lazarenko 4, Dimitrova 4, Hasanova 6, Bjelica 15, Mori 3, Unternahrer 8, Giardino (L), Todorova 1, Kornienko, Ortschitt
SETS: 25-21, 25-15, 25-17
TIME SETS: 74 minute (26', 25', 23')
First Six: Cansu Ozbay, Zhu Ting, Kelsey Robinson, Ebrar Karakurt, Milena Rasic, Zehra Gunes, Gizem Orge (L)
Top Scorer: Zhu Ting (23)
VakifBank Total Blocks: 9
Top Blocker: Zhu Ting (3)
VakifBank's Ace Points: 4
Giovanni Guidetti: I like the performance of our team on the defense. That's why I'm so happy. In this match, our opponent tried very hard but we fought for each ball in the field and we managed to win. I am very happy with the physical condition of the team. We're playing with three players under 20. This is very valuable for our club. We want to increase our performance in every match.
Kelsey Robinson: We made a very fast entry to the first set of this match. Our block and defense are evolving in every game. I think we had managed a very good fight in this encounter. We look forward to other matches as a team.