Turkish Women: Eczacibasi Sweeps Through A Strong VakifBank Squad

  0 Carly DeMarque | November 16th, 2017 | News, Pro Indoor, Turkish League

Round 7 of the Vestel Venus Sultanlar Ligi has finished, with Eczacibasi VitrA downing one of the unbeaten (VakifBank) to move the number of undefeated teams to two. This will, again, change following Round 8 as well, as Eczacibasi and Fenerbahce, the two undefeated teams in the Turkish women’s league, face off for the top spot.

Round 7 Scores

*Winners are bolded

Round 7
Date Home Team Visiting Team Score
11/11/17 Besiktas Halkbank
3-0, (25-20, 25-22, 25-22)
11/11/17 Galatasaray Bursa B.
3-1, (25-22, 25-20, 21-25, 25-15)
11/11/17 Ilbank Fenerbahce
3-0, (25-16, 25-11, 25-21)
11/11/17 Canakkale Bld. Camerously Beylikduzu Vol. Iht.
3-2, (28-26, 25-16, 12-25, 21-25, 15-10)
11/11/17 Nilufer Bld. Seramiksan
3-2, (21-25, 25-14, 16-25, 25-19, 15-9)
11/14/17 Eczacibasi Vitra Vakifbank
3-0, (25-23, 25-22, 25-9)

Fenerbahce stays unbeaten after taking down Ilbank who has not won any matches yet this season. The squad was led by Polina Rahimova with 12 points followed by Guidetti Bahar Toksoy who contributed another 10.

In a battle of the undefeated, Eczacibasi VitrA took down VakifBank in straight sets. Tijana Boskovic was the dominant force on the court, slamming down 23 points along with Beyza Arici‘s 10. Three other players recorded nine points – Meliha Ismailoglu, Jordan Larson and Bursa Kilicli. Of all players on VakifBank, Milena Rasic led the way with six points while three other posted five points apiece – Zhu Ting, Kubra Caliskan and Lonneke Sloetjes.


  1. Fenerbahce (7-0)
  2. Eczacibasi VitrA (7-0)
  3. VakifBank (6-1)
  4. Galatasaray (4-3)
  5. Bursa B. (3-4)
  6. Halkbank (3-4)
  7. Besiktas (3-4)
  8. Nilufer Blvd. (2-5)
  9. Seramiksan (3-4)
  10. Camerously Beylikduzu Vol. Iht. (2-5)
  11. Canakkale Bld. (2-5)
  12. Ilbank (0-7)

Next Round’s Schedule

Round 8
Date Home Team Visiting Team
11/18/17 Halkbank Galatasaray
11/18/17 Fenerbahce Eczacibasi Vitra
11/18/17 Camerously Beylikduzu Vol. Iht. Besiktas
11/18/17 Vakifbank Canakkale Bld.
11/18/17 Seramiksan Ilbank
11/18/17 Bursa B. Nilufer Bld.

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Carly DeMarque has been involved with competitive volleyball for the majority of her life, playing competitively at the club and collegiate level for 15 years and coaching club for five. Now a retired Division I volleyball athlete out of McNeese State University, she continues her volleyball enthusiasm by stepping back into …

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