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Eczacibasi triumphantly open season in Turkey

Match MVP Tijana Boskovic holds the trophy of the Turkish Champions Cup, after she led Eczacibasi VitrA Istanbul to triumph over VakifBank, marking the return of volleyball.
Istanbul, Turkey, September 10, 2020 - Back on the courts after months of inaction, Eczacibasi VitrA Istanbul celebrated the return of volleyball in Turkey with a triumph over cross-town arch rivals VakifBank to win their third successive Champions Cup trophy at the Burhan Felek, Wednesday evening.

Led by match MVP Tijana Boskovic of Serbia, Eczacibasi averted a comeback from VakifBank and downed their opponents 3-2 (25-14, 25-22, 18-25, 25-27, 15-12).

It was the overall fifth Champions Cup (also known as the Turkish Super Cup) title for the two-time world champions.

Since the last time the two sides met in the Istanbul 'classic' six months ago in the Turkish League, Eczacibasi have undergone an important transformation within their roster, bringing on seven new players in the team.

Captain and libero Simge Akoz said her team dedicates this success to all the frontline health personnel out there who have been relentlessly working during the coronavirus pandemic.

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