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GP 2017: China overpowered Turkey in four sets

by WoV
source: fivb.org

After two defeats in Grand Prix Group 1, China finally scored new three points.


China vs Turkey

Today, China outplayed Turkey 3-1 (25-23, 19-25, 25-23, 25-23) and scored their third victory which brought them to the fifth place in the general standings.

On the other side team of coach Giovanni Guidetti suffered the third defeat in a row and stayed at the 11th place out of 12!

Jing Li led China with 22 points while Meliha Ismailoglu scored 17 points for Turkey.

After the match, Zhu Ting, captain of China said: “We fought hard to win this match, and compared to yesterday I think we did a better job at executing the key points and controlling our emotion. Turkey gave us a lot of pressure on their blocking and defense and we have enjoyed a good game against them.

Her coach in Vakifbank who is on the bench of Turkey, Giovanni Guidetti, added: “Congratulations to China, they made fewer mistakes than we did. I am very proud of my team because we made a big step forward today by fighting till the end. We have found a lot of solutions to our game which we did not find yesterday. I am happy that our young team is able to match the level of play of China. It is a pity that we also made many unforced errors but for sure we can take away many positives from this match.


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