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Manila looks ahead to exhilirating weekend of Club World Championship finals

 
Manila, Philippines, October 21, 2016 - Pool play formally wrapped up Friday evening in Manila, setting up an action-packed all-European final four for the weekend at the 2016 FIVB Women's Club World Championships.



The semifinals include an Istanbul classic between defending champions Eczacibasi VitrA Istanbul and crosstown rivals and 2013 world champions VakifBank, in which the winner will set the foundations to potentially become the first club to win the world title for a second time.

This will be followed by the reigning European champions Pomi Casalmaggiore taking on 2015 bronze medallists Volero Zurich for the second ticket to Sunday's final.

VakifBank Istanbul opened play on Friday at the Mall of Asia Arena in the Philippines capital with a straight-set sweep of Bangkok Glass.

Eczacibasi wrapped up the day with a four-set win over hosts PSL - F2 Logistics Manila, who thrilled the almost 3,000-strong crowd by bagging their first set in the tournament against the world champions. It was a thrilling match - especially the rally to end the third set - which produced a host of new serving records.



With both Turkish already assured of a spot in the semifinals, their coaches took the opportunity to field lots of their reserves, resting their starters ahead of the big all-Turkish clash on Saturday.





Summary Statistics - Manila 2016

Highest Scorer by Day
27 - Zhu Ting of VakifBank Istanbul v Hisamitsu Springs Kobe on 18 October
29 - Gabi Guimaraes of Rexona Sesc Rio de Janeiro v Pomi Casalmaggiore on 19 October
31 - Zhu Ting of VakifBank Istanbul v Volero Zurich on 20 October
23 - Neslihan Demir of Eczacibasi VitrA Istanbul v PSL - F2 Logistics Manila on 21 October

Top Scoring Performances
31 - Zhu Ting of VakifBank Istanbul v Volero Zurich on 20 October
30 - Olesia Rykhliuk of Volero Zurich v VakifBank Istanbul on 20 October
29 - Gabi Guimaraes of Rexona Sesc Rio de Janeiro v Pomi Casalmaggiore on 19 October
28 - Zhu Ting of VakifBank Istanbul v Hisamitsu Springs Kobe on 18 October
28 - Tijana Boskovic of Eczacibasi VitrA Istanbul v Rexona Sesc Rio de Janeiro on 20 October

Top Individual Blocking Performances
10 - Carol Silva of Rexona Sesc Rio de Janeiro v PSL - F2 Logistics Manila on October 18
10 - Milena Rasic of VakifBank Istanbul v Volero Zurich on October 20
9 - Zhu Ting of VakifBank Istanbul v Hisamitsu Springs Kobe on 18 October
7 - Tijana Boskovic of Eczacibasi VitrA Istanbul v Rexona Sesc Rio de Janeiro on 20 October
6 - Milena Rasic of VakifBank Istanbul v Hisamitsu Springs Kobe on 18 October

Top Individual Serving Performances
5 - Neslihan Demir of Eczacibasi VitrA Istanbul v PSL - F2 Logistics Manila on 21 October
5 - Gozde Yilmaz of Eczacibasi VitrA Istanbul v PSL - F2 Logistics Manila on 21 October
4 - Dobriana Rabadzhieva of Volero Zurich v VakifBank Istanbul on 20 October
4 - Zhu Ting of VakifBank Istanbul v Volero Zurich on 20 October

4 - Alyja Santiago of PSL - F2 Logistcs Manila v Eczacibasi VitrA Istanbul on 21 October

Top Team Blocking Performances
27 - VakifBank Istanbul v Hisamitsu Springs Kobe on 18 October
22 - Eczacibasi VitrA Istanbul v Rexona Sesc Rio de Janeiro on 20 October
15 - Rexona Sesc Rio de Janeiro v PSL - F2 Logistics Manila on 18 October
18 - VakifBank Istanbul v Volero Zurich on 20 October
15 - Pomi Casalmaggiore v Rexona Sesc Rio de Janeiro on 19 October
15 - Rexona Sesc Rio de Janeiro v Pomi Casalmaggiore on 19 October

Top Team Serving Performances
14 - Eczacibasi VitrA Istanbul v PSL - F2 Logistics Manila on 21 October
11 - Volero Zurich v VakifBank Istanbul on 20 October
9 - Rexona Sesc Rio de Janeiro v PSL F2 Logistics Manila on 18 October
7 - Pomi Casalmaggiore v Rexona Sesc Rio de Janeiro on 19 October

Highest Scoring Sets
31-29 - Hisamitsu Springs v VakifBank Istanbul on 18 October
27-25 - Rexona Sesc Rio de Janeiro v Eczacibasi VitrA Istanbul on 20 October
27-25 - Volero Zurich v VakifBank Istanbul on 20 October

Highest Scoring Matches
212 - Eczacibasi VitrA Istanbul v Rexona Sesc Rio de Janeiro on October 20
210 - Pomi Casalmaggiore v Rexona Sesc Rio de Janeiro on 19 October

207 - Volero Zurich v VakifBank Istanbul on 20 October
183 - VakifBank Istanbul v Hisamitsu Springs Kobe on 18 October

Quick links:
- FIVB Volleyball Women's Club World Championship Manila 2016 - Website
- FIVB Volleyball Women's Club World Championship Manila 2016 - Results & Schedule
- FIVB Volleyball Women's Club World Championship Manila 2016 - Teams

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