VakifBank achieves spectacular U-turn in Teledunya Super Cup final
Izmir, Turkey, April 14,
2014 – 2013 FIVB Volleyball Club World Championship winners, VakifBank Istanbul
have triumphed this season taking the title at the Turkey national cup.
In the first set, Fenerbahce went to the technical time-out leading 8-6 and 16-11 managing to win the set 25-20. Vak?fBank started better in the second set taking the lead 14-11 . Fenerbahce tied the score at 20-20 and went up to 22-20 following some successful spikes by Kim Yeon-Koung. Although Vak?fBank tied the score once more at 23-23, it was not enough and Fenerbahce won the second set 25-23, taking a 2-0 lead in the match.
Vak?fBank was 9-7 ahead in the beginning of the third set but Fenerbahce caught up at 9-9. But with a 5-1 series, Vak?fBank jumped to a 14-10 lead and went into the second technical time-out 16-13. After the time-out Fenerbahce was very good at attacking and balanced the score at 21-21. With the help of their fans, Vak?fBank managed to go 24-22 ahead and won the third set 25-23.
Vak?fBank got off to a very good start and was 13-4 ahead in the fourth set, dominating the the court with the spikes of Gözde Sonsirma and Jovana Brakocevic. They went 20-10 ahead to eventually win the set 25-18.
Vak?fBank started out strong in the tie-breaker set with a lead of 8-4 after some perfect spiking by Gözde Sonsirma. Fenerbahce however narrowed the gap to 1 at 8-9, but Vak?fBank did not let their opponents tie the score. It won the last set by 15-12 to rejoice victorious with the trophy.
All Final Four results
11 April 2014, Friday
VakifBank Istanbul vs Galatasaray Daikin Istanbul 3-0
(25-19, 25-14, 25-19)
12 April 2014, Saturday
Galatasaray Daikin Istanbul vs Fenerbahce SK. Istanbul 3-0
(25-12, 25-16, 25-22)
13 April 2014, Sunday
Eczacibasi VitrA Istanbul vs Galatasaray Daikin Istanbul 3-1
(25-22, 13-25, 25-19, 25-21)