Newcomer Igtisadchi BAKU claims second consecutive victory in Pool B
2014 CEV DenizBank Volleyball Champions League - Women
Baku, Azerbaijan, October 29, 2013. On Tuesday Rookie Igtisadchi BAKU claimed their second consecutive victory in prelim Pool B of the 2014 CEV DenizBank Volleyball Champions League as the group mentored by Turkish-born head coach Bülent Karslioglu fought back twice from one set down to edge Russia’s giant Dinamo MOSCOW at the tie-break (23-25, 25-21, 19-25, 25-23, and 15-13).
This way Igtisadchi could follow up on last week’s straight victory over Crvena Zvezda BEOGRAD and cement their leadership in the Pool. Actually the game – that in the end lasted for more than two hours – turned into an uphill climb for the home side as they trailed twice but always fought back to level the score in sets and claim the tie-break where they also came back from behind (3:5). After that they controlled the game and kept cool in the final phases to pocket their second win in the competition. Dutch superstar Manon Flier top scored in their winning effort with 24 points well supported by team captain Wilavan Apinyapong with 16 and another two players who finished the game in double digits, namely Thai Pleumjit Thinkaow and Chinese Ma Yunwen with 14 and 12 respectively. On the other side of the net Nataliya Obmochaeva registered a match-high 27 points for Dinamo with Maryna Marchenko and Tatiana Kosheleva adding 17 and 15 to the final count.
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