FIVB WOMEN’S CLUB WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
- October 18-23
- Mall of Asia Arena, Manila, Philippines
- Full results
- Watch live on FIVB’s YouTube channel or follow on Twitter
The talk this off-season in the Turkish league has been about VakifBank Istanbul and their $1 million acquisition of the world’s hottest player, Zhu Ting.
The club from Eczacıbaşı, however, is still Turkey’s winningest club in history and the defending Club World Championships, even if it’s been four seasons since they took a national title, and they reminded the world of that on Friday at the FIVB Women’s Club World Championship in Manila.
Playing against the hosts from PSL – F2 Logistics Manila, Eczacıbaşı closed pool play by breaking an all-time tournament record for aces in a single game by a player with 5 in the 3 setter. Not only did one Eczacıbaşı, but two did – Neslihan demir and Gozde Yilmaz each served up a handful, breaking the previous 10-way tie of 4 since the introduction of rally scoring.
Among the players who’d hit the 4 – Zhu Ting, earlier this week, for VakifBank.
The whole match was a party of aces – Alyja Santiago of the home team also chipped in 4, and Eczacıbaşı had 14 in total – also a new tournament record, eclipsing the previous mark of 12.