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GLORIA CUP 2019 W: Turkey won the trophy

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Turkey defeated Italy in the last match of the Gloria Cup and with three wins became the winners of the tournament in Antalya.

Turkey winners of Gloria Cup 2019


In the last match, Turkey defeated Italy with 3-1 and Hande Baladin led the team with 19 points while Paola Egonu was the best in the match with 20 points. 

At the end of the match, Turkish captain Eda Erdem Dundar was chosen for the MPV of the competition.

Turkey – Italy 3-1 (23-25, 25-22, 25-18, 25-21)

TURKEY: Boz 3, Ehra, Ismailoglu 7, Baladin 19, Erdem 12, Ozbay 2, Akoz (l), Orge (l), Arici 7, Akin, Karakurt 11, Sarioglu. N.E: Erca, Sahin, Senoglu, Kalac. Coach: Guidetti.

ITALY: Malinov 3, Chirichella 10, Sylla 15, Egonu 20, Danesi 6, Bosetti 13, De Gennaro (l), Ortolani 1, Cambi. N.E: Nwakalor, Guerra, Fahr, Lubian e Parrocchiale. Coach: Mazzanti.

My players reacted well in some moment in the game, passing well and attacking efficiently. Throughout the tournament, we improved in the offensive end with each passing game. Today, we attacked with a very high percentage” said coach Giovanni Guidetti.

“First of all, I would like to thank the Gloria Sports Arena and the Smart Casual Event for this wonderful event. We had a wonderful 3 days here. I think the preparatory tournament was very productive for us. These encounters were important to us in order to get the habit of winning in the World Championship preparation process. I congratulate all those who have gained self-confidence in the team” said Turkey’s captain Dündar.

In the second match of the day, Russia defeated  Azerbaijan with 3-0 (25-21, 25-20, 25-18). Ksenia Parubets led the team with 10 points, while Polina Rahimova scored 15 points for Azerbaijan.

RUSSIA: Lazarenko 8, Krotkova 12, Korolev 13, Romanov 2, Small 7, Parubets 10, Talysheva (l), Lyubushkina 1, Kotikova 5.

AZERBAIJAN: Bayramova 1, Abdulazimova 5, Samedova 3, Imanova 7, Rakhimova 15, Alishanova 7, Karimova (l), Kulan 5.


FINAL STANDINGS: Turkey 9 points, Russia 6 points, Azerbaijan 3 points, Italy 0.


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