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VakifBank adds Super Cup glory

VakifBank saw off Fenerbahce to pick up their latest trophy
Ankara, Turkey, October 21, 2014 – Turkish Acıbadem Volleyball League champions VakıfBank added another title to their name on Tuesday as they clinched the Women’s Spor Toto Champions Cup with a straight sets (25-20, 25-18, 25-23) win over Teledünya Super Cup finalists Fenerbahçe Grundig in Ankara, Turkey.

Gözde Sonsırma scored 17 points for VakifBank and was also named Most Valuable Player. Fenerbahçe’s Korean star Kim Yeon Koung and Eda Erdem Dündar scored 11 points each.

VakıfBank started the game with strong serves to take an early lead 8-6 at the first technical timeout. VakıfBank gained a four points and an advantage at 15-11 with by captain Gözde Sonsırma leading by example. Kim stood up for Fenerbahçe and they levelled the game at 16-all despite falling behind 16-14 at the second technical timeout. But VakıfBank took the initiative again and a spike from Brazil’s Sheilla Castro – fresh from winning bronze at the FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Championshio – won the set 25-20. 

The second set began well for both teams, with VakıfBank taking a narrow 8-7 lead into the first technical timeout. They went on to score three consecutive points to lead 11-7 and although Fenerbahçe tried to stay competitive after second technical timeout, Vakıfbank dominated the game and won the set 25-18.

Fenerbahçe Grundig found a new lease of life at the beginning of the third set and took an 8-6 and a 16-15 lead at the first and second timeouts, respectively. They carried that good form into the latter half of the set, carving out a seven point advantage at 23-16. But VakıfBank did not give up and thanks to strong serves from Çağla Akın, pulled together an incredible run of nine consecutive points to win the set 25-23 and the match 3-0.

VakıfBank’s cup and medals were handed by the president of Turkish Volleyball Federation Özkan Mutlugil. Fenerbahçe’s medals were handed by the vice president of the Turkish Volleyball Federation Alper Sedat Aslandaş and Mustafa Ekşi.


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