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YEC F: Titleholder Turkey edge past Serbia to take first place in Pool II

by WoV
source: cev.lu

Turkey ease past host Serbia in Tuesday’s top duel of Pool II. The Turks improved their win-loss record to 4-0 at the 2013 CEV Youth Volleyball European Championship – Girls, thus securing Sahin Catma’s squad a well-deserved semifinal spot. Marijana Boricic and Catma Sahin commented.


Turkey – team

Titleholder Turkey romped past Serbia 3:0 here on Tuesday night for its fourth win at the 2013 CEV Youth Volleyball European Championship – Girls, while Serbia lost their first match at the tournament. Following a thrilling victory over Germany yesterday, Turkey continued to show their consistency in the 25-18, 25-19, 25-23 sweep of Serbia.

Ada Germen scored 11 points for Turkey to lead the game while Pelin Aroguz added 8. Bojana Milenkovic led the Serbian team with 15 points. Serbia committed 34 (!) errors, Turkey only 20.

It was a one-way duel in the first set with Turkey controlling the match in almost all aspects of the game. The Turks quickly led 13-5 and never looked back.

Serbia started strongly with powerful serving and lethal spikes to take a 5-2 lead in the second set. The upcoming Turkish stars, however, managed to keep positive poise with powerful serves, while the Serbians’ poor reception and serve errors got their way to keep the winning momentum.

The two sides fought harder in the third set and their gap never exceeded two points after the second technical break before the more experienced Turkey brought up match point at 24-23. As Cansu Ozbay came from the service line to serve a ball home, the reigning champions took the match 25-23.

Serbia head coach Marijana Boricic: “We committed too many mistakes tonight; in almost all parts of the game. Turkey played much better, especially in defence. As a consequence of today’s result, we need to win at least one set tomorrow.

Turkey Head Coach Catma Sahin: “We knew that we were facing a very strong Serbian team. However, my girls felt they could win, and I am glad they did.

To read more news from this competition click on Youth European Championship 2013 F.

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