Eczacıbaşı Crushes #FIVBWomensCWC Aces Record Against Home Team

  0 Braden Keith | October 21st, 2016 | News, Pro Indoor, Turkish League


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.

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Braden Keith is the Editor-in-Chief and co-founder of Braden's first foray into sports journalism came in 2010, when he launched a swimming website called The Swimmers' Circle. Two years later, he joined as a co-founder. Long huge fans of volleyball, when Braden and the SwimSwam partners sought an opportunity to …

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