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Shaoxing, China, December 5, 2018 – Tijana Boskovic led the charge in Eczacibasi’s second victory in the 2018 FIVB Volleyball Women’s Club World Championship, scoring 16 points to help her squad beat Thailand’s Supreme Chonburi 3-0 (25-15, 25-11, 25-17) on Wednesday.

Boskovic was prolific on all scoring fronts as she recorded 12 attacks, two blocks and two aces. Kim Yeon Koung scored 13 points coming from 12 attacks and a block. Supreme’s young outside hitter Wipawee Srithong led the Thai side with 11 points.

Eczacibasi had a strong starting six, including Boskovic, Kim, Jordan Larson and Lauren Gibbemeyer. These four players ran solid offence for the Turkish club, outplaying the defence of the opposing side.

Eczacibasi were impressive from the service line, producing nine service winners, and were strong with their net defence by deflecting their rivals eight times.

Towards the end of the third set, coach Marco Aurelio Motta fielded in his other players on the court who played with the same intensity as the starters to secure set and match.

Eczacibasi VitrA Istanbul coach Marco Aurelio Motta: “We played a great game today. We served very well and blocked well. I am happy and satisfied with the performance of the team.”

Eczacibasi VitrA Istanbul captain Jordan Larson: “We had a strong performance. We came out and had a game plan and we executed well. They (Supreme Chonburi) are a good team. It’s fun to play against them because you’ll never know what combination they are going to run and they play great defence.

Supreme Chonburi coach Nataphon Srisamutnak: “We played better than yesterday. I always tell my players to do their best and the results will depend on how they played the game. We played Altay Volleyball Club before and we know how to play against them.”

Supreme Chonburi captain Wilavan Apinyapong: “We tried to play our best. We know how good Eczacibasi team is and we just want to gain experience playing against teams like them.”


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