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Turkey gets closer to Finals with sweep of Algeria


Turkey's women celebrate their win

Kaohsiung city, Chinese Taipei, August 17, 2013 – In their second meeting in FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix this year, Turkey swept debutants Algeria in three sets (25-12, 25-12, 25-12).

The win puts Turkey, who finished third in last year’s World Grand Prix tournament, in fifth place with 18 points – tied with Italy and Bulgaria. Turkey will need to win their match on Sunday against Italy to secure a place in the Finals.

Algeria are yet to win their first set in this year’s World Grand Prix. Only once a country did end a World Grand Prix edition without winning a single set: Chinese Taipei in 2007 (9 straight defeats).

Algeria’s Aicha Mezemate was the top scorer for her team, with nine points. Turkey’s Polen Uslupehlivan led her team with 17 points.

Turkey’s Captain Neslihan Darnel didn’t play in the match.

Full match report to follow

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