23. 02. 2021

CL W: Novara break resistance of Fenerbahçe in 4 sets at start of playoff

Source: cev.eu; Photo: cev.eu

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The playoff quarterfinals of the 2021 CEV Women’s Volleyball Champions League began in the best possible way for the Italian teams: Igor Gorgonzola Novara beat Fenerbahçe Opet İstanbul on the road in the first leg.


Beating Turkey’s Fenerbahçe by a 3-1 (19-25, 25-12, 25-19, 27-25), Italy’s Novara took an important step towards qualification to the Final Four of the 2021 Women’s Champions League. The team coached by Stefano Lavarini wasn’t discouraged after a poor start (25-19 in the first set). Novara also canceled 2 set points in the 4th set and avoided a tie-break.

Caterina Chiara Bosetti was the top scorer on the winning side with 18 points. American Haleigh Washington and Cristina Chirichella dominated in the block with 6 and 5 points earned in this segment, respectively. Cuban Melissa Vargas stood out for Fenerbahçe with 29 points. The return match is scheduled for March 3 in Itala.

2021 CEV Women’s Champions League, playoff quarterfinals – 1st leg:




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