Dinamo Romprest surprisingly upsets Galatasaray
2013 CEV Volleyball Champions League - Women
Istanbul, Turkey, November 15, 2012. Dinamo Romprest BUCURESTI of Romania scored on Thursday quite a surprising away win to edge the provisional leader of Pool C, i.e. Turkey’s Galatasaray Daikin ISTANBUL, with the score of 3:2 (21-25, 25-23, 18-25, 25-14, and 15-10).
Galatasaray opted for its best starting six with Eleonora Lo Bianco, Simona Gioli, Neriman Özsoy, Rosir Calderon, Brizitka Molnar, Sinem Barut and libero Necla Güclü Espasa, but the score stayed very close in the early phases of the match, before the hosts accelerated right before the second technical time-out and wrapped it up at 25-21.
Dinamo Romprest responded with good play in the second set going up 6:3 but Galatasaray fought back drawing level at 10 all. The hosts even moved to the front (16:14) but eventually lost the set after a close final rush (23-25). Galatasaray head coach Massimo Barbolini changed his starting six in set 3 with Molnar leaving the game, Gioli moved to play as outside hitter and middle blocker Nilay Konar also joining the action. Galatasaray went up 8:7 and 16:11 gradually widening the margin up to the final 25-18.
Dinamo impressed with a terrific 9:0 run in the fourth set and even though the hosts pulled together (11:16), still the set was gone (14-25) and a tie-break was to be played. There Dinamo opened strongly (8:5) and could bring it home at 15-10 to claim its first win in the group and cashing two valuable points for the standings of Pool C.
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