22. 07. 2019

ECH U16 W: Turkey outplay defending champions Italy to win gold medal

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Turkey are the new CEV U16 Women’s Volleyball European Championship winners.


Turkey crowned their perfect 2019 CEV U16 Women’s European Championship campaign, in which they remained undefeated (7-0) and lost only one set (in the semifinals against Slovenia), by winning the gold medal in the 2nd ever edition of the tournament. Turkey did it by beating titleholders and also the co-hosts Italy in straight sets in Trieste, partially 25-20, 25-20, and 25-20.

Eczacıbaşı VitrA youth team opposite hitter Pelin Eroktay and VakıfBank youth team outside hitter Aleyna Göçmen top-scored for Turkey with 13 points apiece. The latter served 4 aces and made 4 kill blocks. Sara Bellia, the outside hitter of Fusion Team Volley youth squad, that is competing in the country’s regional championship, was the only player in Italy with double digits (10).

Turkey's setter Özge Arslanalp, a member of the youth team of Galatasaray HDI Sigorta, was named MVP and Best Setter of the U16 European Champs.

Russia downed Slovenia in 4 sets to claim the bronze medal.

Dream Team:

Outside Hitter 1: Arina Fedorovtseva (RUS)

Outside Hitter 2: Naja Šalamun (SLO)

Middle Blocker 1: Nataliya Suvorova (RUS)

Middle Blocker 2: Neja Čižman (SLO)

Setter: Özge Arslanalp (TUR)

Opposite: Taja Gradišnik-Klanjšček (SLO)

Libero: Benedetta Salviato (ITA)

MVP: Özge Arslanalp (TUR)

Fair Play: Greta Catania (ITA)

CEV U16 Women’s Volleyball European Championship:

Bronze medal match:

Russia – Slovenia 3-1 (25-19, 18-25, 25-18, 25-14)


Italy – Turkey 0-3 (20-25, 20-25, 20-25)



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1 Comments about "ECH U16 W: Turkey outplay defending champions Italy to win gold medal"

22.07.2019 | 18:22 |   cev-goat [unregistered]

the dominant champion team has only one player in dream team ?? I wonder why other teams with so many valueable(!) players sucked against the turks :D :D

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