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01/11/2012 16:27
Vakifbank claims another win to stay atop of the charts in Pool A
2013 CEV Volleyball Champions League - Women

Ekaterinburg, Russia, November 1, 2012. Vakifbank ISTANBUL scored on Thursday its second win in preliminary Pool A of the 2013 CEV Volleyball Champions League – Women by edging the hosts of Uralochka-NTMK EKATERINBURG with the score of 3:1 (25-23, 22-25, 26-24, and 25-13) to keep an immaculate record after two rounds of play.
The match was watched by almost 3’000 fans at “DIVS” sports hall in Ekaterinburg and the first three sets were all extremely close with both teams finding it difficult to assert their supremacy. Set 3 was actually the turning point of the match especially as the score stood at 1:1 by then. There Vakifbank showed great actions in defense and superb blocks to make the task more difficult for the home side and also helped by some mistakes committed by Uralochka, the Turks could seal the final 26-24 and provisional 2:1. Uralochka’s spirit was brought down after such a close final rush and the fourth set was totally dominated by Vakifbank (25-13). Jovana Brakocevic (pictured) offered an outstanding performance for the guests scoring 21 points while Aleksandra Pasynkova paced the local heroines with 17.   
“It was a tough match and I would like to praise the quality displayed by Uralochka in defense and blocking” said Vakifbank mentor Giovanni Guidetti.  

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