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Zhu stands out in VakifBank’s straight-set win over Minas

Zhu Ting led VakifBank to their third straight win in the 2018 FIVB Volleyball Women's Club World Championship in Shaoxing
Shaoxing, China, December 7, 2018 – Zhu Ting played a key role in leading VakifBank Istanbul to a 3-0 (25-23, 30-28, 25-18) win over Minas Tenis Clube in the 2018 FIVB Volleyball Women’s Club World Championship on Friday.

The Turkish club won their third consecutive match in the tournament, with Zhu delivering in crucial situations against the defence-driven Brazilian side.

Zhu was the leading scorer for VakifBank with 18 points, including 16 attacks and two blocks, while Gabriela Guimaraes led Minas with 14 markers.

VakifBank Istanbul celebrate in their match against Minas Tenis Club in the 2018 FIVB Volleyball Women’s Club World Championship.

Dutch opposite Lonneke Sloetjes saw action for the first time and contributed well on offence for VakifBank, scoring seven markers. Zhu then added more points for the Turkish side, but Gabi’s excellent game for Minas was also on point, which resulted in a tight first set before VakifBank managed to gain a two-point edge to win it at 25-23.

Minas had the lead in the second set but Zhu’s spikes helped her team extend the set. Both teams traded points after that, but Cansu Ozbay’s drop helped VakifBank clinch the second set 30-28.

Zhu teamed-up with Milena Rasic to build a 20-13 lead in the third set, giving coach Giovanni Guidetti an opportunity to give some of his starters a breather. Minas tried to fight back and earned some points, but the VakifBank players showed a lot of determination to finish the match at 25-18.

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