FIVB Volleyball Girls' U18 World Championship

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We fulfilled our duty, says Istanbul coach Guidetti


Vakifbank Istanbul captain Gözde (left) and coach Giovanni Guidetti enjoy their first win at 2013 FIVB Women's Club World Champs in Zurich, Switzerland.

Zurich, Switzerland, October 10, 2013 – Vakifbank Istanbul continued their winning streak in international competitions by defeating Iowa Ice (USA) in straight sets (25-16, 25-12, 25-17). It was the second defeat for the US-players who have to pack their packs after the Preliminary Phase.

 

Vakifbank Istanbul coach Giovanni Guidetti: “We fulfilled our duty today and played well. I could substitute some players what will be very important for the whole tournament as we have to play four games in four days. Tomorrow we’ll take on Unilever Volei. It will be an important test for our team. Unilever Volei has tall players and good middle-blockers. That’s the reason why we have to pay attention.”

 

Vakifbank Istanbul captain Gözde Kirdar Sonsirma: “We played well today. We made full use of our individual quality. The game of tomorrow against Unilever Volei will be very hard for us. They’ve got good players as for example Pavan, Gabi or Fofão, who has a lot of experience at her disposal. But I think that there is more quality in our team.”

 

Iowa Ice coach Janelle Hester: “It was a very tough game. We knew we had to strengthen our defense. Today at practice we worked on our blocks and on our digging, and that helped us tonight. We definitively played better than yesterday. Against a team like Istanbul, you can't make too many errors. So at the end I'm quite satisfied how my team competed tonight against a very strong opponent."

 

Iowa Ice captain Megan Schipper: “Any good team is amazing to play against and we feel very fortunate to come here and play against a world class team like Istanbul. It's a very marvellous team and a real fun to play against them. Today we felt more comfortable in our positions and had less errors than yesterday. We still could play a little bit better, but you could say that after every match.”

 

 

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