FIVB WOMEN’S CLUB WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
- October 18-23
- Mall of Asia Arena, Manila, Philippines
- Full results
- Watch live on FIVB’s YouTube channel or follow on Twitter
GOLD MEDAL MATCH
Eczasibasi VitrA Istanbul fought through Pomi Casalmaggiore
VitrA fought to take the championship match over Pomi in five sets, 25-19, 20-25, 25-19, 22-25, 15-11. VitrA becomes the first team in history to claim the title twice after their 2015 success. It was also the first time that a Women’s Club World Championship was decided by a five set match.
For the winning squad, Tatiana Kosheleva led the way with 18 kills, one block and four aces. Tijana Boshkovic added 16 kills and one block.
Thaisa Daher Pallesi put down five kills, three blocks and two aces for VitrA, while Jordan Larson-Burbach produced 10 kills.
Pomi’s Samntha Fabris threw down 20 kills, one block and one ace in the effort. Valentina Tirozzi contributed nine kills and two aces, while Carli Lloyd added six kills and three blocks.
Roll of Honour:
1991 – Sao Paulo: Sadia Sao Paulo (BRA)
1992 – Jesi: Il Messaggero Teodora Ravenna (ITA)
1994 – Sao Paulo: Leite Moca Sorocaba (BRA)
2010 – Doha: Fenerbahce Istanbul (TUR)
2011 – Doha: Rabita Baku (AZE)
2012 – Doha: Sollys Nestle Osasco (BRA)
2013 – Zurich: VakifBank Istanbul (TUR)
2014 – Zurich: Dinamo Kazan (RUS)
2015 – Zurich: Eczacibasi VitrA Istanbul (TUR)
2016 – Manila: Eczacibasi VitrA Istanbul (TUR)
BRONZE MEDAL MATCH
VakifBank Istanbul ran through Volero Zurich
The Turkish squad fought through Volero in four, 25-14, 21-25, 25-22, 25-11 to take the bronze medal.
VakifBank out-blocked Volero 19-6, with big blocks coming from Milena Rasic with seven and Ting Zhu with five, both players each added eight kills, respectively.
With 16 kills, Lonneke Sloetjes led the offense for VakifBank. Gozde Kirdar was close behind with 10 kills and one block.
Volero’s Dobriana Rabadzhieva put down 12 kills and one block. Foluke Akinradewo added six kills, three blocks and one ace, while Olesia Rykhliuk produced eight kills and one ace.
FIFTH PLACE MATCH
Rexona-Sesc Rio fights past Hisamitsu Springs Kobe
The Brazilian team fought hard to defeat Hisamitsu in five, 20-25, 25-22, 25-15, 30-32, 15-7, to take fifth. Rexona-Sesc had opportunities to end the match in the fourth, but couldn’t capitalize on six match balls to fall 30-32.
For Rexona-Sesc Monique Marinho Pavao put down 18 kills, two blocks and one aced serve. Anne Buijs threw down 13 kills, one block and two aces, while Gabriela Braga Guimaraes contributed 14 kills.
Juciely Christina Barreto led the nets defense with nine blocks, also adding eight kills and three aces for Rio. Ana Carolina Da Silva put down four kills, while adding another seven blocks and an ace.
Hisamitsu’s Risa Shinnabe and Miyu Nagaoka each put down 16 kills, while Yuki Ishii added another 17 kills to the effort.
SEVENTH PLACE MATCH
Bangkok Glass rolled through PSL-F2 Logistics Manila
The team from Bangkok won their first match of the tournament to take the seventh place match in three, 25-16, 25-23, 25-20.
Ashley Frazier and Thidarat Phengvechai each put down ten kills for Bangkok, while Thi Ngoc Hao Nguyen added seven kills, one block and three aces.
For Manila, Alyja Daphnie Santiago threw down nine kills, one block and one ace. Lindsay Stalzer and Stephanie Niemer each added seven kills.