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Girls’ world champions Turkey storm to 3-0 win over Nigeria

Turkish setter Cagla Akin helped her team to an undisputed straight-set win over Nigaria in their opening match of the 2013 FIVB Women's U20 World Champs in Brno, Czech Republic.

Brno, Czech Republic, June 21, 2013 – Girls’ world champions Turkey opened their 2013 FIVB Women’s U20 World Championship campaign with a straight-set win (25-15, 25-10, 25-8) over Nigeria. The reigning double European champs stormed to an undisputed victory in their first Pool D match in Brno, Czech Republic. 

Best scorers for Turkey were Ceyda Aktas and Seyma Ercan with 15 points each.

World No. 4 Turkey jumped out for a 25-15 set win in tonight’s last match in Brno’s Vodova sports hall. Nigeria showed some nice combinations at the net, but could not hold the pace of their opponents. Especially the sharp Turkish serves got the young Africans into trouble. Turkey continued their run in the second and third set and never looked back. 

Turkey will meet Italy in Saturday’s top duel of Pool D while Nigeria take on Egypt.

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