Russia got the win over Poland that they needed to advance at the 2018 Montreux Masters tournament in Switzerland on Friday, but continued to have uncertainty at the setter positio.
Led in scoring by middle blocker Yvon Belien, the Dutch women moved to 2-0 in the tournament with a win over Italy’s 2nd team.
With their backs against the wall, Turkey downed Serbia in five sets to stay alive as we move closer to the semifinals at the VNL.
A 20-point lead in kills was the difference for Turkey in a hotly contested match with China to wrap up VNL play. The Dutch edged Germany in every way in a four-set victory to cap its VNL preliminary round efforts.
Russia boasted a 22-13 lead in blocks to rally for a 5-set victory over Turkey after falling behind 2-1 in the match. Serbia rode double-digit scoring efforts by Brankica Mihajlovic, Bojana Milenkovic and Stefana Veljkovic to an easy sweep of Belgium to keep pace atop the VNL leaderboard.
Turkey’s 2018 rosters mixes veteran players with promising youngsters
The week long tournament gifted us not only exciting games, but also a lot of laughs.
Turkey stops Slovenia’s Cinderella Run, takes home the gold medal. Bulgaria wins bronze.
Turkish Captain Çagla Akin guaranteed the press that the Turkish squad will win a gold medal tomorrow. Is she going to able to stop Slovenia’s Cinderella Story?
Current World Champions Brazil was knocked out unexpectedly by Cuba. Slovenia, Bulgaria, Turkey, and the Dominican Republic will battle it out for a finals spot starting tomorrow.