Volero Zurich Upsets Two-Time Defending Champions Eczacibasi on Day 1

  0 Carly DeMarque | May 09th, 2017 | Brazilian League, Japanese League, News, Pro Indoor, Turkish League


Pool B showed dominant three-set sweeps on the first day of the 2017 FIVB Women’s Club World Championships, with Volero Zurich and Osasco Voleibol Club running the show.

Volero Zurich def. Eczacibasi Istanbul 3-0

  • Volero def. Eczacibasi 3-0, (25-22, 25-20, 26-24)

In what was the most difficult match of the Club World Championships, thus far, Volero was able to stun the defending champions Eczacibasi in a three-set sweep. Olesia Rykhliuk led the way for Volero with 16 points while Tijana Boskovic tried to bring the heat for Eczacibasi with 17 points.

Strong blocks and a solid offense led Volero to their first two sets. The fourth set was more of a challenge and a battle for each team. Rykhliuk came in strong late to tie the third set at 24 all, with an Eczacibasi error and a Foluke Akinradewo kill Volero was able to come out on top.

Osasco Voleibol Club def. NEC Red Rockets 3-0

Osasco was led by Ana Beatriz Correa and Tandara Caixeta who combined for a total of 30 points in the win. Correa put down eight kills, four blocks and four aces while Caixeta added 10 kills, three blocks, and one ace.

Overall, Osasco lead all categories – 38-26 kills, 9-3 blocks and 10-2 aces.

Osasco was able to dominate in all three sets, with an impressive start to the competition of 25-15 in the first set. They held NEC Red Rockets to below 20 points in all three sets of the match.

Up Next:

Eczacibasi will try to redeem themselves against Osasco while Volero looks to continue their dominance over NEC Red Rockets.

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About Carly DeMarque

Carly DeMarque

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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