Fener seeks second win against Kenya Prisons
DOHA - Hürriyet Daily News
Fenerbahçe captain Seda Tokatlıoğlu hits a ball during his team’s win over Puerto Rico’s Lancheras de Catano at the FIVB Club World Championship. REUTERS photoFenerbahçe women’s volleyball team takes on Kenya Prisons in its second game in the FIVB Club World Championship today.
The Yellow Canaries looked on course to repeat their 2010 title with a solid win over beat Puerto Rico’s Lancheras de Catano in straight sets (25-17, 25-17, 25-13) in their first Pool B game on Oct. 15.
Seda Tokatlıoğlu had 16 points, including three blocks, as the top scorer for the winners. Mari Steinbrecher followed, with four blocks and 13 points, while Eda Erdem chipped in with 12, including two blocks and two aces.
“We are happy to come back again to Doha after we missed last year tournament,” Fenerbahçe captain Tokatlıoğlu was quoted as saying on the FIVB website. “We are coming here to win the title for a second time. Our win today by 3 sets to 0 is a good sign. Congratulations for the Puerto Rico team for the good match they played.”
‘Focus on our game’
The captain refused to name any names when it comes to who can be Fenerbahçe’s main rivals on the road to the cup.
“All we should do is to focus on our own game and strengths and try to win any opponent they will face.”
Jessica Jones had 10 points for Lancheras, including four blocks, and Yarimar Rosa finished with nine tallies.
Fenerbahçe coach Kamil Söz also said that the team aims for winning the title.
“Our ambition is to win the title once again although we lost one of our strongest players [Kim Yeon-Koung] was not allowed to take part in the competition because of a complaint of her original club in Korea,” he said. “We made a few errors in today’s match that we will work at correcting because the semi-finals and the final will be very tough against very strong teams.”