Galatasaray Daikin wins top game with Azeryol BAKU
2014 CEV DenizBank Volleyball Champions League - Women
Istanbul, Turkey, October 30, 2013. After losing last week at the tie-break to Italy’s rookie Prosecco Doc-Imoco CONEGLIANO, Turkey’s Galatasaray Daikin ISTANBUL got three points from their first home match in the 2014 CEV DenizBank Volleyball Champions League – Women as they beat Azeryol BAKU 3:1 (25-23, 25-21, 27-29, and 25-22).
The hosts had to come back from behind in the opening set but they eventually pocketed it with the score of 25-23. In the second set Galatasaray Daikin broke away in the score with good serving by their Colombian opposite Madelaynne Montano (22:19) and this paved the way for the final 25-21 and provisional 2:0 in sets. The battle continued in the third set where Galatasaray did not show the right composure in the final phases and Azeryol could prolong the game to the fourth set (27-29). Eleonora Lo Bianco – the always outstanding setter of Galatasaray – marshaled her team to the victory there and Montano (pictured) top scored in the end for the winning side with 22 points. Odina Aliyeva paced Azeryol with 21.
“Congratulations to the team; they were able to step up the quality of their game and perform well tonight” said Galatasaray Daikin head coach Massimo Barbolini. “It is very important that we got three points from this game” he concluded.
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