2018 GLORIA VOLLEYBALL CUP (WOMEN)
- August 23rd-25th, 2018
- Gloria Sports Arena, Belek, Antalya, Turkey
- Tournament Central
- Day 1
Although it suffered a scare at the first set of the game, Turkey had no trouble defeating Italy 3-1 (23-25, 25-22, 25-18 and 25-21) to win the Gloria Cup crown this Sunday. Hande Baladin led the way with 19 points, while Paola Egonu had 20 points in the losing effort. At the end of the match, Turkish captain Eda Erdem Dündar was chosen’s as the competition’s MVP.
Turkey: Boz 3, Ehra, Ismailoglu 7, Baladin 19, Erdem 12, Ozbay 2. Free: Akoz. Orge (L), Arici 7, Akin, Karakurt 11, Sarioglu. Ne: Erca, Sahin, Senoglu, Kalac. All. Guidetti
Italy: Malinov 3, Chirichella 10, Sylla 15, Egonu 20, Danesi 6, Bosetti 13. Free: De Gennaro. Ortolani 1, Cambi. Ne: Nwakalor, Guerra, Fahr, Lubian and Parochial. All. Mazzanti
Here are the post match reactions:
“My players reacted well in some moment in the game, passing well and attacking efficiently. Throughout the tournament, we improved in the offensive end with each passing game. Today, we attacked with a very high percentage.” – Turkey’s head coach Giovanni Guiidetti
“First of all I am very happy to win. We did not get the results we wanted in the preparatory matches we played with Italy before. Defeating Italy, one of our opponents in the World Championship, was very important for us mentally. I think we have performed very well in this tournament overall.” Turkey’s Cansu Özbay
“First of all, I would like to thank the Gloria Sports Arena and the Smart Casual Event for this wonderful event. We had a wonderful 3 days here. I think the preparatory tournament was very productive for us. These encounters were important to us in order to get the habit of winning in the World Championship preparation process. I congratulate all those who have gained self-confidence in the team.” – Turkey’s Eda Erdem Dündar
“During the Gloria Cup we displayed a lot of effort, but some things didn’t work. We still have to work hard to grow individually and as a team. Now we’ll have some days of rest ahead of us as we wait for our next tournament, the Montreux Masters, which will be an additional test bed to understand where we are at.” – Italy’s head coach Davide Mazzanti
Russia x Azerbaijan
Russia was able to secure 2nd place by beating Azerbaijan 3-0 (25-21, 25-20 and 25-18). Ksenia Parubets led the way with 10 points, while Polina Rahimova had 15 points in the losing effort.
Russia: Lazarenko 8, Krotkova 12, Korolev 13, Romanov 2, Small 7, Parubets 10,, Talysheva l, Lyubushkina 1, Kotikova 5.
Azerbaijan: Bayramova 1, Abdulazimova 5, Samedova 3, Imanova 7, Rakhimova 15, Alishanova 7, Karimova l, Kulan 5.
- Turkey – 3-0 (9 points)
- Russia – 2-1 (6 poins)
- Azerbaijan – 1-2 (3 points)
- Italy – 0-3 (0 points)