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VakifBank versus Sollys, Rabita versus Mirador in semifinals


Rabita Baku overcame Sollys Nestle Osasco on Wednesday to win Pool B, setting up a semifinal match with Mirador Santo Domingo

Doha, Qatar, October 12, 2011 – Pool play concluded on Wednesday at the FIVB Volleyball Club World Championships being held at Doha, Qatar. Azerbaijan’s Rabita Baku (3-0) and Turkey’s VakifBank TTelekom Istanbul (3-0) won the final women’s pool matches.

Based on the final day of competition, Thursday’s women’s semifinal matches will have Pool A winner VakifBank TTelekom Istanbul playing Pool B second-place Sollys Nestle Osasco (1-1) at 10 a.m., while Pool B winner Rabita Baku will face Pool A second-place Mirador Santo Domingo (1-1) at 5 p.m.

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VakifBank TTelekom Istanbul's leading scorer in the tournament is Malgorzata Glinka with 33 points for seventh place overall. She also ranks second in Best Spiker with a 51.9 success percent behind only teammate Jelena Nikolic and her 52.9 success percent. VakifBank TTelekom Istanbul has the top five servers in the tournament, led by Bahar Toksoy's 0.83 ace average. As a team, VakifBank TTelekom Istanbul averages 3.83 aces per set.

Sollys Nestle Osasco is led by Ivna Marra's 39 points, which is tied for the tournament lead through the pool play. Juliana Costa ranks fourth in scoring for the Brazilian club with 35 points, in addition to fourth in Best Receiver with a 65.00 efficiency percent. Adenizia Silva is the tournament's leading blocker with 1.11 blocks per set, whiel teammate Ana Beatriz Correa ranks second with 0.89 per set.

Rabita Baku is led by their captain Natalya Mammadova, who has a tournament-leading 39 points through pool play. She also has 0.89 blocks per set for the second highest in the tournament. Natasa Osmokrovic has added 33 points for fourth-best scorer, which includes a 46.6 success percent on attacks for fourth place. She also holds a 66.3 efficency percent in reception for third highest in the tournament.

Mirador Santo Domingo is led by Jeoselina Rodriguez and her fourth-best 35 points in the tournament. She also ranks third in Best Spiker with 48.5 success percent. Carmen Rosa Caso Sierra leads the Best Digger category with 5.75 digs per set, along with a 64.4 efficiency percent in reception for fifth place. Caso Sierra ranks as the leading libero with an average of 12.13 per set.

Rabita Baku 3, Sollys Nestle Osasco 2
Azerbaijan’s Rabita Baku gained the FIVB Women’s Club World Championship Pool B top seed into the semifinals after defeating Brazil’s Sollys Nestle Osasco 25-12, 23-25, 25-18, 23-25, 15-6 on Wednesday at Doha, Qatar.

Both teams used balanced scoring throughout the match with nine different players scoring 10 or more points. Natasa Osmokrovic totaled a team-high 21 points in leading Rabita Baku as four other teammates reached double-figure scoring.  Natalya Mammadova contributed 19 points in the victory, while Natasa Krsmanovic charted 15 points. Juliana Costa paced Sollys Nestle Osasco with 20 points, while Samara Almeida and Adenizia Silva added 16 points each. Rabita Baku held an 18-8 block advantage and benefited from 28 errors by Sollys Nestle Osasco. Rabita Baku held their errors to 10.

“Sollys Nestle Osasco played better defensively, but our blocks were very strong and we made less mistakes,” Rabita Baku coach Zoran Gajic said. “I think that was also the main reason of this victory, because the Brazilian team made many mistakes. At last I would like to congratulate both teams.”

“We committed too many mistakes causing the defeat,” Sollys Nestle Osasco captain Juliana Costa said. “We also had some trouble with the tall blocks of the opponent. Hopefully we will be able to resolve these issues together with our coach and win again tomorrow.”

VakifBank TTelekom Istanbul 3, Kenya Prisons Nairobi 0
VakifBank TTelekom Istanbul secured the top spot in Pool A of the FIVB Women’s Club World Championship by defeating Kenya Prisons Nairobi 25-13, 25-17, 25-10 on Wednesday at Doha, Qatar.

VakifBank TTelekom Istanbul was led by Malgorzata Glinka’s 15 points, followed by Christiane Fuerst’s 11 points. Everlyne Makuto scored nine points to pace Kenya Prisons Nairobi. VakifBank TTelekom Istanbul’s serve caused problems for Kenya Prisons Nairobi as they held a 12-2 advantage in aces, in addition to a slim 8-5 margin in blocks.

“We will prepare ourselves for tomorrow's match the same way we always do,” VakifBank TTelekom Istanbul coach Giovanni Guidetti said. “I will show my players one video tonight and one tomorrow morning. Exhaustion will not be an excuse tomorrow. We have only played three sets today, instead of five like the other teams. We will do everything we can to win tomorrow's match!”

“My team is still very young, they are still developing,” Kenya Prisons Nairobi coach David Lungaho said. “We have learned a lot from this competition and will do our best to return to this championship next year.”

No Pool Date Local
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Result
City Description Press
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1 A 08/10 15:00 12:00 VBT-MIR 3-0 Doha View View View View
2 B 09/10 10:00 07:00 SOO-CHG 3-1 Doha View View View View
3 A 10/10 10:00 07:00 KEP-MIR 2-3 Doha View View View View
4 B 11/10 15:00 12:00 BAK-CHG 3-1 Doha View View View View
5 B 12/10 15:00 12:00 SOO-BAK 2-3 Doha View View View View
6 A 12/10 17:35 14:35 VBT-KEP 3-0 Doha View View View View
7 C 13/10 10:00 07:00 VBT-SOO View Doha View
8 C 13/10 17:00 14:00 BAK-MIR View Doha View



Standings

Pool A

Rk Code Team Points Matches Results Details Sets Points
Played Won Lost 3-0 3-1 3-2 2-3 1-3 0-3 Won Lost Ratio Won Lost Ratio
1 VBT VakifBank TTelekom Istanbul 6 2 2 2 6 MAX 150 86 1.744
2 MIR Mirador Santo Domingo 2 2 1 1 1 1 3 5 0.600 152 176 0.864
3 KEP Kenya Prisons Nairobi 1 2 2 1 1 2 6 0.333 141 181 0.779


Pool B

Rk Code Team Points Matches Results Details Sets Points
Played Won Lost 3-0 3-1 3-2 2-3 1-3 0-3 Won Lost Ratio Won Lost Ratio
1 BAK Rabita Baku 5 2 2 1 1 6 3 2.000 207 162 1.278
2 SOO Sollys Nestle Osasco 4 2 1 1 1 1 5 4 1.250 186 199 0.935
3 CHG Chang Bangkok 2 2 2 2 6 0.333 164 196 0.837

FIVB Volleyball Women’s Club World Championship Highlights
 
Top Scorers by Day

October 8: 18 – Malgorzata Glinka (VakifBank TTelekom Istanbul) vs. Mirador Santo Domingo
October 9: 22 – Ivna Marra (Sollys Nestle Osasco) vs. Chang Bangkok
October 10: 25 – Jeoselina Rodriguez (Mirador Santo Domingo) vs. Kenya Prisons Nairobi
October 11: 20 – Natalya Mammadova (Rabita Baku) vs. Chang Bangkok
October 12: 21 – Natasa Osmokrovic (Rabita Baku) vs. Sollys Nestle Osasco
 
Top Scoring Performances
25 – Jeoselina Rodriguez (Mirador Santo Domingo) vs. Kenya Prisons Nairobi on Oct. 10
22 – Ivna Marra (Sollys Nestle Osasco) vs. Chang Bangkok on Oct. 9
21 – Natasa Osmokrovic (Rabita Baku) vs. Sollys Nestle Osasco on Oct. 12
20 – Wilavan Apinyapoing (Chang Bangkok) vs. Sollys Nestle Osasco on Oct. 9
20 – Brackcides Khadambi (Kenya Prisons Nairobi) vs. Mirador Santo Domingo on Oct. 10
20 – Natalya Mammadova (Rabita Baku) vs. Chang Bangkok on Oct. 11
20 – Juliana Costa (Sollys Nestle Osasco) vs. Rabita Baku on Oct. 12
 
Top Blocking Performances
7 – Adenizia Silva (Sollys Nestle Osasco) vs. Chang Bangkok on Oct. 9
6 – Ana Beatriz Correa (Sollys Nestle Osasco) vs. Chang Bangkok on Oct. 9
5 – Ivna Marra (Sollys Nestle Osasco) vs. Chang Bangkok on Oct. 9
5 – Diana Khisa (Kenya Prisons Nairobi) vs. Mirador Santo Domingo on Oct. 10
5 – Natalya Mammadova (Rabita Baku) vs. Chang Bangkok on Oct. 11
5 – Sanja Starovic (Rabita Baku) vs. Chang Bangkok on Oct. 11
5 – Natasa Krsmanovic (Rabita Baku) vs. Sollys Nestle Osasco on Oct. 12
5 – Natasa Osmokrovic (Rabita Baku) vs. Sollys Nestle Osasco on Oct. 12
 
Top Service Ace Performances
4 – Malgorzata Glinka (VakifBank TTelekom Istanbul) vs. Mirador Santo Domingo on Oct. 8
3 – Bahar Toksoy (VakifBank TTelekom Istanbul) vs. Mirador Santo Domingo on Oct. 8
3 – Jelena Nikolic (VakifBank TTelekom Istanbul) vs. Mirador Santo Domingo on Oct. 8
3 – Brackcides Khadambi (Kenya Prisons Nairobi) vs. Mirador Santo Domingo on Oct. 10
3 – Deborah Constanzo (Mirador Santo Domingo) vs. Kenya Prisons Nairobi on Oct. 10
3 – Christiane Fuerst (VakifBank TTelekom Istanbul) vs. Kenya Prisons Nairobi on Oct. 10
 
Highest Set Score
26-24 – Chang Bangkok def. Sollys Nestle Osasco on Oct. 9 (set 3)
26-24 – Sollys Nestle Osasco def. Chang Bangkok on Oct. 9 (set 4)
26-24 – Mirador Santo Domingo def. Kenya Prisons Nairobi on Oct. 10 (set 4)
 
Highest Scoring Matches
207 – Mirador Santo Domingo def. Kenya Prisons Nairobi 20-25, 20-25, 25-20, 26-24, 15-7 on Oct. 10
197 – Rabita Baku def. Sollys Nestle Osasco 25-12, 23-25, 25-18, 23-25, 15-6 on Oct. 12
188 – Sollys Nestle Osasco def. Chang Bangkok 25-17, 25-21, 24-26, 26-24 on Oct. 9
172 – Rabita Baku def. Chang Bangkok 25-19, 21-25, 25-15, 25-17
121 – VakifBank TTelekom Istanbul def. Mirador Santo Domingo 25-13, 25-19, 25-14 on Oct. 8


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