FIVB Volleyball Girls' U18 World Championship

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We showed a strong reaction in the fourth set, says Istanbul captain Gözde


“In the first two sets, we played excellent volleyball", said Turkish captain Gözde Kirdar Sonsirma (left).

Zurich, Switzerland, October 11, 2013 – Vakifbank Istanbul booked their 49th consecutive victory by defeating Brazil’s Unilever Volei in four sets (25-20, 25-18, 21-25, 25-18). The Turks gained momentum right from the beginning, putting a lot of pressure on the Brazilian spikers. Istanbul captain Gözde helped her team with 19 points.

 

Vakifbank Istanbul coach Giovanni Guidetti:”We still have room for improvement. However, my team deserved tonight’s victory. My players showed great fighting spirit. Individually, it was not a perfect game for us. Our passers did not play at their highest level. Nevertheless, in the crucial phase of the match we were present with solid net play. Time is short for recovery but I am sure we will be ready for Saturday’s semi-final against Guangdong Evergrande.” 

 

Vakifbank Istanbul captain Gözde Kirdar Sonsirma: “In the first two sets, we played excellent volleyball. Then we felt a little bit tired but showed a strong reaction in the fourth set. It was very important for us to win tonight. We will try to recover as fast as possible to be ready for Saturday’s semi-final versus a very strong Chinese team.”

 

Unilever Volei coach Bernardo Rocha de Rezende: “It was a hard game for us tonight. Certainly we played against a strong team, but we committed too many errors. We got blocked too often and paid a high price for our faults. Nevertheless, today’s game was an important training for Saturday’s semi-final. The team of Volero Zurich is very strong and we have to play a very good game.”

 

Unilever Volei captain Fofão: “We knew that the game against Vakifbank Istanbul would be a hard one. They played really great volleyball. We committed too many errors. It will be difficult tomorrow against the Swiss team as they play at home. They’ve got a strong team. However, we are confident. Our team spirit certainly is one of the most important qualities of our team.”


 

 

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