|Turkey makes second round with comeback victory |
Osaka, Japan, November 2, 2010 - Turkey rallied for a five-set victory over Canada at the FIVB Women's World Championship on the fourth day of first-round action in Pool D at the FIVB Women's World Championship at Osaka City Municipal Gymnasium on Tuesday afternoon. The victory clinched a spot in the second round for the Turks.
Superb play from star Neslihan Darnel, the top scorer at the competition entering the match, again powered Turkey in the comeback. Darnel scored a match-high 25 points. Teammate Eda Erdem added 19.
Sarah Pavan was the top scorer for Canada with 17 points.
Turkey triumphed despite having more errors (28), than the Canadians (20).
Canada held a 16-13 lead at the second TTO in the first set and scored five of the next six points to take a 21-14 lead. Turkey mounted a small comeback before falling 25-19.
Sarah Pavan had five points for Canada in the set.
The Canadians retained the momentum in the second set, leading most of the way and closing it out on a spike by Kyla Richey.
Turkey had committed 16 errors through two sets to Canada's four.
The Turks finally got going in the third set with the help of setter Elif Agca and prevailed 25-14.
Canada was plagued by mistakes in the fourth set as Turkey pulled even in the match, taking the set 25-17.
Turkey dominated in the final set, establishing a 10-3 lead, before putting the Canadians away on a spike by Gozde Kirdar.
The match marked the first ever meeting between the nations in an FIVB competition.
Canada will play the Dominican Republic on Wednesday on the final day of first-round play, while Turkey will take on Korea.
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