Prior to Round 24 of the 2021/22 Turkish Women’s Volleyball Championship, 3 out of a total of 4 playoff participants were known – today, the name of the last, 4th participant has been determined.
VakıfBank, Fenerbahçe Opet, and Eczacıbaşı Dynavit (the order of which is yet to be determined) had sealed their playoff places prior to Round 24 of the 2021/22 Misli.com Sultanlar Ligi. One slot remained vacant, and Türk Hava Yolları, PTT, and Galatasaray HDI Sigorta were the 3 teams that had a chance to grab it. Following the results of the round today, the former grabbed it. Led by Canadian Kiera Van Ryk (18 points) and Ceren Önal (80% reception; 15 digs, 67% perfect), THY swept Mert Grup Sigorta and attained a 10-point advantage in relation to PTT, who lost 1-3 to VakıfBank, and 9-point advantage compared to Galatasaray (have one match played less but can’t reach THY in wins nor set-ratio even if tied in points).
PTT needed to beat the titleholders and hope THY will lose today to keep playoff chances alive in the last 2 rounds of the regular season. But, VakıfBank, who didn’t yet secure No. 1, achieved the 14th successive win in the league: 3-1.
2021/22 Misli.com Sultanlar Ligi – regular season, Round 24:
Sarıyer Bld. – Galatasaray HDI Sigorta