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GP 2017: Egonu still on fire, pushing Italy to fifth win in a row

by WoV
source: worldgrandprix.2017.fivb.com; Photo: worldgrandprix.2017.fivb.com

In a duel of the teams with the completely opposite movement of their forms, Italy beat Turkey in the first round of Week 3 of the 2017 FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix – Group 1.



After suffering defeats from China and USA, Women’s National Team of Italy won next five games in a row, finishing the run with a 3-1 triumph over Turkey, 25-17, 20-25, 25-21, 32-30, in Pool H1, in Bangkok, Thailand.

Both sides showed respectful blocking performance (a 13-10 for Italy), but Turkish NT made more unforced errors (37-29), which is a significant difference in such a leveled game as it was today. The defeat against Italy was the fifth consecutive for Turkey.

The Week 2 MVP, Paola Egonu, topped Italy with 23 points (four aces) while Meryem Boz collected 19 points for Turkey. Beyza Arıcı also stood out on the losing team with six kill blocks.


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