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GLORIA CUP 2018: Russia and Turkey celebrated wins on opening day

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The Gloria Cup Volleyball Tournament 2018 in Antalya has started and the hosts and Russia celebrated their first wins.

Nataliya Goncharova


In the opening match, Russia outplayed Italy with 3-1 (18-25, 25-16, 25-17, 25-17) thanks to Nataliya Goncharova who scored 16 points and Kseniia Ilchenko Parubets who added 14 points for Russian girls. On the other side, the Italian middle blockers have dominated in their team, Anna Danesi 14 and Cristina Chirichella 12 points. 

ITALY: Malinov, Danesi 14, Sylla 10, Ortolani 12, Chirichella 12, Bosetti 10, Di Gennaro (l), Lubian, Cambi 1, Nwakalor 3. N.E: Parrocchiale, Egonu, Fahr e Guerra. Coach: Mazzanti.  

RUSSIA: Voronkova, Goncharova 16, Fetisova 1, Zaryazhko 10, Startseva 6, Ilchenko 14, Galkina (l), Talysheva (l), Efimova 8, Hodunova 7, Romanova 2, Malykh 1, Kotikova 2. N.E: Lyubushkina, Lazarenko, Kutiukova. Coach: Pankov

In the second match of the day, Turkey outplayed Azerbaijan in straight sets (25-19, 25-23, 25-18).

TURKEY: Cansu, Meliha, Zehra, Meryem, Şeyma, Eda, Simge (l), Ebrar, Çağla, Aylin.

AZERBAIJAN: Hasanova, Alishanova, Samadova, Imanova, Kulan, Bayramova, Karimova (l), Gurbanova, Abdulazimova, Yagubova, Rahimova, Aliyeva. 


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