Teams from Istanbul and Milan Shine in 2023 Women’s Champions League
In a captivating Pool stage, Round 4 of the 2023 CEV Women’s Champions League, Fenerbahce Opet Istanbul and Allianz Vero Volley Milano continued their winning streaks in their respective pools.
Fenerbahce Opet Istanbul Clinches Victory Against SC Potsdam
Fenerbahce Opet Istanbul showcased a dominant performance against the German SC Potsdam in Pool C. The Turkish team, led by Stefano Lavarini, excelled with a remarkable 70% attack efficiency in the first set. Despite a resilient start from SC Potsdam in the second set, Fenerbahce’s 16 winning spikes and three kill blocks sealed their victory. The third set saw the Turkish team’s prowess in blocking, leading to another triumph. Bojana Drca was named MVP, and Arina Fedorovtseva topped the score chart with 15 points.
Grot Budowlani Łódź Overpowers Calcit Kamnik
Polish team Grot Budowlani Łódź defeated the Slovenian champions Calcit Kamnik with a 3-0 scoreline. After a challenging first set, the Łódź team took control in the subsequent sets. Now holding two wins and two losses, they stand second in Group C, right behind the undefeated Fenerbahce Istanbul.
Allianz Vero Volley Milano Outshines Volley MULHOUSE Alsace
Continuing their winning streak in Pool A, Allianz Vero Volley Milano outperformed Volley MULHOUSE Alsace with a 3-1 victory. The Italian team displayed a strong attacking game and effective kill blocks, maintaining their unbeaten record in the group. In contrast, Volley MULHOUSE Alsace is yet to secure a win in the tournament.
VakıfBank Secures Win Over Stara Pazova
In another Pool A match, reigning champions VakıfBank defeated Jedinstvo Stara Pazova 3-1. Gabi, the match’s MVP, led the scoring with 23 points, supported by Jordan Thompson and Ali Frantti. This victory marked VakıfBank’s third win in the group.
Scandicci Triumphs Over Vasas Obuda
In Pool B, Savino Del Bene Scandicci earned a swift 3-0 victory against Vasas Obuda Budapest. The team, under coach Barbolini, excelled in all sets, with Maja Ognjenovic and Lindsey Ruddins delivering standout performances. This victory strongly positions Scandicci in the group stage of the Champions League, overtaking Eczacibasi in first place.