Duo Karakurt-Erkek shines as Turkey storm past China


Ebrar Karakurt once again topped the charts for Turkey as her side now defeated China in Rosario

Rosario, Argentina, August 19, 2017 - Opening Saturday agenda at FIVB Volleyball Girls’ U18 World Championship in Rosario, Turkey presented a tremendous performance at a 3-0 (25-22, 25-8, 25-5) victory over China, sparked by the likes of Ebrar Karakurt and Yaprak Erkek. 

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Among a handful of very efficient attackers, Karakurt collected 16 points and wing-spiker Erkek nailed 12, while middle-blocker Merve Atlier blocked 6 times out of her total of 10 tallies. On China, the most active scorer was Che Wenhan with 9 points. 

The action began in a point-by-point basis, with Turkey ahead due to a good entrance of setter Sahin and both Karakurt and Erkek already active. After the 25-22, the Europeans rushed to 8-1 and 13-2 on the second set, while China could only watch speechless as the 25-8 took shape. The Turkish hurricane continued on the next chapter as they stomped China 12-1 and 18-2 en-route to a final 25-5.


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