11. 03. 2018

TUR M: Big upset in playoff quarterfinals - Galatasaray kick out Fenerbahçe

Source: tvf-web.dataproject.com; Photo: galatasaray.org

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Another major stunner occurred in the first round of the playoffs in the Turkish men’s volleyball championship 2017-2018 Efeler Ligi.

 

No.6 Galatasaray HDİ Sigorta made it to the playoff semifinals of the Efeler Ligi as they won quarterfinal series against Istanbul city rivals and also third-seed Fenerbahçe by a 2-1! Game 3 ended with a 3-1 (20-25, 25-23, 25-21, 25-22).

An import from Uganda, Daudi Okello, delivered 21 points (4 kill blocks) for the winning side, while Emin Gök served 6 aces. The veteran libero Can Ayvazoğlu made 73% reception (22 digs, 2 errors, 59% excellent). As for Fenerbahçe, Metin Toy scored 18 points. The Ukrainian Iurii Gladyr and Resul Tekeli made 4 kill blocks apiece.

İstanbul BBSK was the other team who kicked out a higher seed side from the playoffs.

Best-of-three playoff semifinal bracket:

No.1 Halkbank vs. No.5 İstanbul BBSK

No.2 Arkas Spor vs. No.6 Galatasaray HDİ Sigorta


To see complete results, stats, and standings, visit our TUR National Championship 2017/2018 / Male / Seniors page.

 

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