Cebecioglu opens quarterfinals gate for Turkey against Colombia


This time, Derya Cebecioglu was the one to top the Turkish scorers, with 15 kills against Colombia

Rosario, Argentina, August 23, 2017 - Turkey became the second team from Rosario to enter quarterfinals stage at FIVB Volleyball Girls’ U18 World Championship as Derya Cebecioglu carried the flag at the 3-0 (25-14, 25-13, 25-19) victory over Colombia.

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Cebecioglu rose above all scorers with a total of 15 points and fellow wing-spiker Yaprak Erkek added 10 to the Turkish harvest. Although Colombia didn’t have any players on double figures, Darlevis Mosquera and Emelys Martinez did well scoring 8 times each.

Turkey simply did everything better than Colombia throughout the game, with more points coming from spikes, blocks and serves to craft a 2-0 lead. Cebecioglu acted as the main weapon and Merve Atlier contributed to 25-14 and 25-13 numbers, but Colombia improved on the third set and shortened distances. Martinez and Mosquera led the Colombian resistance, but after a 18-all score Turkey escaped and completed the task 25-19. 


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