20. 03. 2019

CL W: VakıfBank go to semis - Titleholders trample over Dinamo, holding rivals to single digits in 3rd set

Source: cev.eu; Photo: cev.eu

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VakıfBank İstanbul gave no chance to Dinamo Moscow in the rematch of the 2019 CEV Volleyball Champions League – Women quarterfinals.


VakıfBank made it two out of three when it comes to the appearance of the teams from Istanbul in the Champions League semifinals. The Turkish side, who is the reigning champion, was reborn today compared to the first leg. In Russia, VakıfBank lost by a 3-2 (the end of their 36-game winning streak in the tournament) but Dinamo was far from that level in the rematch which was best seen in the third set – 3-0 (25-19, 25-16, 25-8). Thus, VakıfBank qualified to the Champions League semifinals for the seventh year in a row.

The Dutch opposite Lonneke Slöetjes top-scored for the winning side with 19 points. VakifBank once again showed why they are the best blocking team of the competition as they made 11 kill blocks today (Serbian Milena Rašić topped with three). Nataliya Goncharova was the only player in Dinamo with double digits – 11 points.

2019 CEV Volleyball Champions League – Women, quarterfinals, 2nd leg:

VakıfBank İstanbul vs. Dinamo Moscow 3-0 (25-19, 25-16, 25-8), 2-3 first leg

March 21:

Igor Gorgonzola Novara vs. Allianz MTV Stuttgart, 3-1 first leg


Eczacıbaşı VitrA İstanbul vs. Imoco Volley Conegliano 1-3 (21-25, 23-25, 25-21, 21-25, 10-15 in golden set), 3-0 first leg

Fenerbahçe Opet İstanbul vs. Savino Del Bene Scandicci 3-2 (19-25, 26-28, 25-22, 25-17, 15-7), 3-1 first leg



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