2017 FIVB Women’s Club World Championship
· May 9-14, 2017
· Kobe, Japan
· Live Streaming
Eczacibasi Vitra Istanbul def. Volei Nestle Osasco 25-21, 20-25, 25-16, 25-13
Volero Zurich def. NEC Red Rockets 25-23, 25-17, 26-24
Day 2 action in Pool B of the FIVB Club World Championships saw Swiss side Volero Zurich sweep the competition and defending champions Eszacibasi register a four-set win. Volero is now 2-0 in the tournament and has earned a spot in the semifinals. The final matches of pool play will take place on Thursday, beginning at 8:40 p.m. ET.
Volei Nestle Osasco vs. Eczacibasi Istanbul
9 p.m. ET Tuesday / Watch Replay
Eczacibasi jumped out to an 8-4 lead in Set 1. Osasco pulled within one at 11-10, but the Turkish side held a 16-14 lead at the second technical timeout. Osasco rallied to take an 18-17 lead but Eczacibasi got a block and a kill from Tijana Boskovic late leading to a 25-21 win. The Brazilians led Set 2 throughout, taking an early 8-4 advantage and building the lead to six at 16-10 en route to the 25-20 win. Set 3 was nearly all Eczacibasi in a 25-16 win and the team carried the momentum into the final stanza. After jumping ahead 8-3, the team expanded its lead to 10 at 20-10 on an ace by Boskovic before wrapping up the match.
Boskovic paced a group of four Eczacibasi players scoring in double figures. Boskovic led all players with 17 points, including 12 kills and three aces. American Jordan Larson-Burbach (13), Hande Baladin (11), American Rachael Adams (10) and Busra Kilicli (10) also added double-digit kill tallies. Baladin also put up a team-best four blocks as Eczacibasi managed 11 blocks to Osasco’s five.
Ana Bjelica was tops among Osasco players with 16 kills. Tandara Caixeta added 12.
NEC Red Rockets vs. Volero Zurich
2:30 a.m. ET Wednesday / Watch Replay
Volero Zurich struggled early in the match, falling behind 8-5 and 16-14 in Set 1, but managed to jump ahead 22-18 with a couple of blocks and a kill by Kenia Carcaces Opon. NEC knotted the score at 23, but fell 25-23. Volero cruised to the Set 2 win, taking a 13-9 lead early en route to the 25-17 win. NEC Red Rockets used stout defense to build a 19-14 lead in Set 3, but Olesia Ryhliuk and American Foluke Akinradewo led the charge for Volero Zurich late to secure the sweep.
Carcaces racked up 18 points, including 14 kills and three blocks to lead Volero, while Ryhliuk tacked on 17 points, including 16 kills. Akinradewo added eight points, including seven kills. Sarina Koga paced the NEC Rockets with 12 points, all on kills. Haruyo Shimamura added nine points, including five blocks.