VakifBank are here to win the trophy and they made it clear to Hisamitsu Springs in the opening match of the FIVB Women’s Club World Championship. The Turkish powerhouse scored a 3-1 win.
The squad coached by Giovanni Guidetti looks extremely powerful! The offensive line led by Kim Hill, Zhu Ting and Lonneke Sloetjes works just perfect, while VakifBank were especially good in blocking today, as Milena Rasic stopped numerous attacks of the Japanese side.
Anyway, the match was one-sided in the opening two sets which VakifBank won by 25:15 each. Hisamitsu Springs managed to stay alive by winning the 3rd set – 31:29, but that only made their rivals even more eager to finish this game.
VakifBank made a strong display in the 4th set – 25:18 – and became the first team to score a win at the FIVB Women’s Club World Championship 2016.
TOP SCORERS: VakifBank – Zhu Ting 28, Lonneke Sloetjes 18; Hisamitsu – Miyu Nagaoka 18, Risa Shinnabe 16.
|18.10.10:00||VAKIFBANK ISTANBUL ( W ) – HISAMITSU SPRINGS ( W )||3:1||25:15, 25:15, 29:31, 25:18|
|18.10.13:00||VOLERO ZÜRICH ( W ) – BANGKOK GLASS VC ( W )||3:0||25:21, 25:19, 25:23|
|18.10.16:30||POMI CASALMAGGIORE ( W ) – ECZACIBAŞI VITRA ISTANBUL ( W )||0:3||17:25, 18:25, 15:25|
|18.10.19:30||PSL – F2 LOGISTICS MANILA ( W ) – REXONA/SESC ( W )||0:3||15:25, 13:25, 20:25|