VakifBank Istanbul open 2018 campaign with match sweep
VakifBank Istanbul blocked 16 spikes by Zhejiang Women's Volleyball Club on Day 1 of the 2018 FIVB Volleyball Women's Club World Championship
Gabi Guimaraes of Minas Tenis Clube had some first day jitters as her team were forced by Volero Le Cannet to a tie-break set on the opening day of the FIVB Volleyball Women's Club World Championship.
• Praia Clube opened the Women’s Club World Championship with a straight-set win over Supreme Chonburi.
• FIVB Volleyball Women's World Championship MVP Tijana Boskovic and volleyball superstar Kim Yeon Koung teamed-up to lead Eczacibasi VitrA Istanbul to a strong start by beating newcomers Altay Volleyball Club.
• Young Turkish player Ebrar Karakurt stepped up for the defending champions to win against the home team - Zhejiang Women's Volleyball Club.
• Top five scorers on opening day were Heidy Casanova Alvarez (25), Carol Gattaz (19), Tijana Boskovic (19), Bruna Honorio Marques (17), Ebrar Karakurt (17).
Results & Match Centres of Tuesday:
• Supreme Chonburi (THA) – Praia Clube (BRA) 0-3
• Minas Tenis Clube (BRA) – Volero Le Cannet (FRA) 3-2
• Eczacibasi VitrA Istanbul (TUR) – Altay Volleyball Club (KAZ) 3-0
• Zhejiang Women’s Volleyball Club (CHN) – Vakifbank Istanbul (TUR) 0-3
Wednesday’s Match Centres:
• Praia Clube (BRA) v Altay Volleyball Club (KAZ), at 10.00 local time (02.00 GMT)
• Vakifbank Istanbul (TUR) v Volero Le Cannet (FRA), at 14.00 local time (06.00 GMT)
• Supreme Chonburi (TUR) v Eczacibasi VitrA Istanbul (TUR), at 17.00 local time (09.00 GMT)
• Zhejiang Women’s Volleyball Club (CHN) v Minas Tenis Clube (BRA), at 20.00 local time (12.00 GMT)
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