Skip Navigation LinksNews > News
News
16/01/2013 20:40
Vakifbank scores away win to get right edge for second round of Playoffs 12
2013 CEV Volleyball Champions League - Women

Sopot, Poland, January 16, 2013. Vakifbank ISTANBUL of Turkey claimed on Wednesday its first Playoff clash with Poland’s Atom Trefl SOPOT by cruising past the local heroines – who were supported by 2’500 fans at Ergo Arena – with the score of 3:1 (23-25, 25-18, 25-15, and 25-21).
Vakifbank started out pretty good while Atom Trefl made some mistakes in the early phases of the match trailing 5:8 and 13:16 at the technical time-outs; however, the hosts were able to fight their way back, flipping the charts around right at the very end of the set and going for the final 25-23.
Vakifbank played superbly in the second set dictating the pace of the game almost all the way through (8:4, 16:10) and avoiding any possible attempt by the hosts to come back and reverse the score (25-18). Atom Trefl started out very aggressively in set 3 and went up 8:6 via a series of good serves contributed by Rachel Rourke. However, Vakifbank stepped up and flipped the score around (16:12) accelerating their pace and going for a comfortable 25-15 to cement their lead in the game. The score was very tight in the early phases of the fourth set but Vakifbank had moved up by four at the second technical time-out, not slowing down their pace up to the final 25-21 to celebrate a well-deserved 3:1 victory waiting for the return match coming up next week in Turkey.
“We lost to what is, in my opinion, the best team in Europe” said Atom Trefl captain Izabela Belcik after the game. “We needed to stay more relaxed and show more patience and for the return we also have to play with more consistency from the serving line. We take some positives from this game because when we played good, we took the points”.
“It was a tough game for us and especially since we hadn’t played any difficult match since mid December” said Vakifbank head coach Giovanni Guidetti. “In the first set we found it difficult to find our rhythm of the game and we made a lot of mistakes, but after that we played much better. It was a kind of warm-up for both teams because the most important game is coming up next week”.  

Click here for more info including detailed stats of the match

News nr. 229 of 724
16/01/2013 21:29:09
TOURS VB demolishes Lokomotiv in first leg of Challenge Round
16/01/2013 19:07:53
KAZAN wins first Russian derby with Dinamo MOSCOW
Advanced Search
From:
RadDatePicker
Open the calendar popup.
To:
RadDatePicker
Open the calendar popup.
Search for:
select

LiveScore
   
2014 CEV U20 Men
Preliminary Pool I in SVK
 
 
15:00Local Time
FRANCE
vs.
ITALY
View
Live
17:30Local Time
RUSSIA
vs.
BULGARIA
View
Live
20:00Local Time
SERBIA
vs.
SLOVAKIA
View
Live
2014 CEV U20 Men
Preliminary Pool II in CZE
 
 
15:00Local Time
TURKEY
vs.
SLOVENIA
View
Live
17:30Local Time
BELGIUM
vs.
ROMANIA
View
Live
20:00Local Time
POLAND
vs.
CZECH REPUBLIC
View
Live


Calendar
Calendar
Title and navigation
<<<September 2014>>>
September 2014
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
25262728293031
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293012345