VakifBank claim much-anticipated star-studded derby with Eczacibasi

Istanbul, Turkey, February 22, 2017. VakifBank ISTANBUL claimed also the re-match with city rivals Eczacibasi VitrA 3-1 (25-21, 25-14, 21-25, 25-15) to extend their winning streak in Pool D of the 2017 CEV Volleyball Champions League – Women to five matches in a row and make sure they will finish the group stage on top of the pile.

VakifBank claim much-anticipated star-studded derby with Eczacibasi

Istanbul, Turkey, February 22, 2017. VakifBank ISTANBUL claimed also the re-match with city rivals Eczacibasi VitrA 3-1 (25-21, 25-14, 21-25, 25-15) to extend their winning streak in Pool D of the 2017 CEV Volleyball Champions League – Women to five matches in a row and make sure they will finish the group stage on top of the pile. As a result, VakifBank secured themselves a spot in the Playoffs 6 of Europe’s elite club competition with one round still to go. This result accounts for VakifBank’s eleventh victory in the last 12 matches they have contested with Eczacibasi VitrA.

The MVP of the Rio 2016 Olympics, Zhu Ting, top scored for VakifBank with 24 points as Lonneke Slöetjes and Milena Rasic added 17 and 13 to the tally of the winning side. VakifBank finished the game with an impressive haul of 15 aces.

Giovanni Guidetti, head coach of VakifBank: “It was a great game and I think everyone will agree with this statement. Eczacibasi VitrA caught a good start to the match and played very well in the first set. However, my players did not give up and were able to fight their way back. We really played great today and I am obviously happy with that. Of course, we still have to work hard and things to iron out but I am pleased with the performance that my players showed tonight. However, we have not won anything yet. There is still a long way to go but I am confident that we can reach our goals.”

Lonneke Slöetjes, the Dutch opposite of VakifBank: “We started a little nervously and the early stages of the match were really close, but we were ready for that. We managed to perform really well, showing some great defence actions and closing spectacular rallies in our favour. I am very happy with our qualification to the next round and with our leadership in the pool. I hope we can continue the same way through to the end of the competition.”

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  • VakifBank wins the derby clash11/14/2018

    VakifBank Women Volleyball Team has defeated Galatasaray with a 3-0 victory in there home 'VakifBank Spor Sarayı' with the set scores as 25-23, 25-18 and 25-18 in the fourth week of the league.

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    11/14/2018

    VakifBank wins the derby clash

    The last champion of Turkish League, VakifBank Women Volleyball Team has defeated Galatasaray with a 3-0 victory in there home 'VakifBank Spor Sarayı' with the set scores as 25-23, 25-18 and 25-18 in the fourth week of the league.

    The top scorers of the VakifBank were Lonneke Slöetjes (15), Zhu Ting (12) and Kelsey Robinson (9).

    The Yellow-Blacks will face Aydin Büyükşehir Belediye on 17'th November Saturday at 15:00 in Aydin Mimar Sinan Sports Hall.
     
    MATCH STATISTICS
    VAKIFBANK-GALATASARAY: 3-0

    HALL: VakifBank Sports Palace
    REFEREES: Tuncay Kandemir, Mehmet Topal
    VAKIFBANK: Kelsey 9, Kübra 6, Cansu 3, Zhu 12, Zehra 7, Lonneke 15, Gizem (L), Buket, Ebrar, Tuğçe, Ayça, Derya
    GALATASARAY: Leys 7, Jackson 11, Nursevil 2, Hande 8, Aslı 7, Meryem 6, Gizem (L), Buse (L), Dilara 1, Cansu 1, Çağla
    SETS: 25-23, 25-18, 25-18
    TIME SETS: 79 minute (31', 23', 25')


    VAKIFBANK STATISTICS

    First Six: Kelsey Robinson, Kübra Akman, Cansu Özbay, Zhu Ting, Zehra Güneş, Lonneke Slöetjes, Gizem Örge (L)

    Top Scorer: Lonneke Slöetjes (15)

    VakıfBank Total Blocks: 10

    Top Blocker: Cansu Özbay – Kübra Akman (3)

    VakifBank's Ace Points: 1


  • The Weekly Results of Youth Teams 11/5/2018

    VakıfBank Sports Club Youth teams played games in three age categories last week. 

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    11/5/2018

    The Weekly Results of Youth Teams

    VakıfBank Sports Club Youth teams played games in three age categories last week. 

    VakıfBank U16  3 – 0 Yeşilyurt  (25-20, 25-9 ,25-16).

    VakıfBank U14 3-0 Bahçelievler Belediyespor with (25-14, 25-9 and 25-13).

    VakıfBank U11 3 – 0 Balkan Yeşilbağlar with (25-17, 25-13 and 25-15).

    The match fixture of U18 and U14 teams for next week:


           DAY                       TIME                                          MATCH                            
          Today                    18:15 Büyükçekmece Voleybol-VakıfBank (U18)
    10 November 2018         13:00 VakıfBank-Kıraç Okulları (U14)

  • VakıfBank started the season with a win11/3/2018

    VakıfBank Women's Volleyball Team, 2018-2019 in the first match in the Sultanlar League's 23-25, 25-15, 29-31, 25-13 and 15-6 points, defeated the team of the Karayolları 3-2. 

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    11/3/2018

    VakıfBank started the season with a win

    VakıfBank Women's Volleyball Team, 2018-2019 in the first match in the Sultanlar League's 23-25, 25-15, 29-31, 25-13 and 15-6 points, defeated the team of the Karayolları 3-2. 
    Yellow- blacks will face Besiktas on Tuesday, November 6 at 6 p.m.


    MATCH STATISTICS

    VAKIFBANK-KARAYOLLARI: 3-2
    HALL: VakıfBank Spor Sarayı
    VAKIFBANK: Gizem, Cansu 5, Zhu, Kübra 6, Robinson 7, Melis, Ayça (L), Slöetjes 26, Buket, Derya, Ebrar 7, Rasic 17, Tuğba 18, Zehra 10
    KARAYOLLARI: Tumas 18, Elif 11, Gülçin (L), Gerasymova, Selin (L), Saliha 4, Betül, Y.Güveli 8, Mariana 5, Ayçin 6, Kübra, Tuğçe 7, Seda, Y.Özel
    SETS: 23-25, 25-15, 29-31, 25-13,
    TIME SET: 29', 22', 35', 23', 14'
    REFEREES: Seçkin Yener, Bülent Bozkurt

  • VakıfBank's opponents in the CEV Champions League’s Pool A11/2/2018

    The last two seasons title holder of the CEV Champions League, VakıfBank Women's Volleyball Team's, 2018-2019 CEV Champions League group stage were announced. 

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    11/2/2018

    VakıfBank's opponents in the CEV Champions League’s Pool A

    The last two seasons title holder of the CEV Champions League, VakıfBank Women's Volleyball Team's, 2018-2019 CEV Champions League group stage were announced. 

    Pool A
    VakıfBank
    Maritza Plovdiv
    Beziers VB
    Alba Blaj or Stuttgart

    VakıfBank Women's Volleyball Team match program in Group A:


    1. Match (20-22 November)
    VakıfBank - Alba Blaj or Stuttgart


    2. Match (18-20 December)
    Maritza Plovdiv - VakıfBank


    3. Match (22-24 January)
    Beziers VB - VakıfBank


    4. Match (5-7 January)
    VakıfBank - Martiza Plovdiv


    5. Match (19-21 February)
    Alba Blaj or Stuttgart - VakıfBank


    6. Match (26 February)
    VakıfBank - Beziers VB


  • VakifBank kept winning streak in Champions League 2/8/2018

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    2/8/2018

    VakifBank kept winning streak in Champions League

    The ‘Match of the Week’ featuring titleholders VakıfBank ISTANBUL and Russia’s Dinamo MOSCOW will draw much of the attention – especially since the Muscovites need a positive result in order to remain in contention for a spot in the Playoffs.  

    VakifBank ISTANBUL (TUR) vs. Dinamo MOSCOW (RUS)

      • VakifBank ISTANBUL claimed four titles in 2017, i.e. the CEV Volleyball Champions League, the FIVB Women’s Club World Championship, Turkey’s Supercup and national cup.
     • VakifBank ISTANBUL were the first Turkish team to win Europe’s elite club competition – in 2011 – and the only one to have three titles to their name – 2011, 2013 and 2017.
     • VakifBank have not lost a Champions League home match since December 11, 2014 when they lost 1-3 to France’s RC CANNES.
     • It is the last home match in Pool D for VakifBank where they have three wins in as many matches so far.

     VakifBank team captain Gözde Kirdar: “Dinamo MOSCOW is an incredibly strong team, especially in attack. They recently transferred a player to strengthen their roster. It will be a very important match for us, because we want to secure first place in Pool D. We are working very hard for this match and I hope our supporters will not leave us alone.”

     VakifBank middle blocker Milena Rasic: “Dinamo MOSCOW is a very good team. I am sure they will come here to give everything they can. We know how important this game is for us and for them as well. We have to be ready for this match.”

    VakifBank ISTANBUL head coach Giovanni Guidetti: “For sure this will be a very different match from the one that we had in Moscow. This match will be Dinamo MOSCOW’s last chance to stay in contention for a spot in the Playoffs. They have a new and very good player in attack. It will be a very difficult match for us. We have to play very carefully.”

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