Vakıfbank extends winning streak to 50 victories at world volleyball club championship
The Istanbul squad sweeped up all domestic and continental trophies last year. AA photoVakıfbank extended its undefeated streak to 50 games, beating convincingly their Brazilian rivals Unilever Volei 3 sets to 1 at the FIVB Women’s Club World Championship on Oct. 11.
The Istanbul squad, which sweeped up all domestic and continental trophies in women’s volleyball last year, will play in the semifinals of the competition on Oct. 12 against Guangdong Evergrande from China.
“We still have room for improvement. My team deserved tonight’s victory though. My players showed great fighting spirit. Individually, however, it was not a perfect game for us. Our passers did not play at their best. Nevertheless, in the crucial phase of the match we were present with solid net play,” Vakıfbank Coach Giovanni Giudetti said after the game.
Vakıfbank had also comfortably won its first game of the competition against the U.S. outfit Iowa Ice without dropping a set.
The other semifinal will feature the hosts and fellow title contenders Volero Zurich and Unilever Volei.