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EL W: Romania survives five-set thriller with Turkey to pre-book final four spot

by WoV
source: cev.lu; Photo: cev.lu

On Friday Romania edged out Turkey at the end of a dramatic game where the players mentored by head coach Marian Constantin came back from two sets down to basically secure their spot in the final four of the 2013 CEV Volleyball European League – Women coming up next week in Varna.


Romania – team


Turkey started out strong comfortably claiming the first set and set the pace of the game also in the second (20:15) as Romania fought their way back. However, as soon as they had completed their comeback, the Romanians made a couple of mistakes thereby presenting their opponents with a reassuring 2:0 lead in sets.

Romania did not lose composure and easily dominated set three and four before they went for the tie-break. Turkey caught a good start there (4:1) but after completing their chase at 13 all, Romania scored the next two points to bring it home and pocket their spot for the final stage of the competition.

We are very happy with this victory but still we need to remain very concentrated for our last game tomorrow against Hungary in order to finish the job as we wish to” said Romania’s mentor Marian Constantin after the game.

To read more news from this competition click on European League 2013 W.

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