17 October 2021

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Turkey: Ziraat redeem for round 1 defeat by beating Spor Toto in big match, Bursa stun Galatasaray and the others of Round 2

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The 2nd day of the Efelerligi was played entirely yesterday.
By beating Spor Toto in the big match of the day, Ziraat Bankkart redeemed themselves for a surprising defeat in the Round 1 of the 2021/22 Turkish AXA Sigorta Efeler Ligi, in which they unpleasantly surprised their fans by losing to Galatasaray HDI Sigorta.
However they redeemed just three days later against one of the strongest teams in the competition and city rivals, Spor Toto.
It was a replay of a recent Super Cup encounter with the same result: 3-1 (25:19, 25:16, 16:25, 25:17).
Dutchman Wouter TerMaat top-scored the titleholders with 20 points, while Faik Samet Güneş made four blocks.
On the other side, an ambitious Spor Toto have a rather disappointing campaign so far (0-2) but, just to clarify, the schedule didn’t go in their favor as they faced two major title contenders, Halkbank and Ziraat, in the first two rounds.

About Halkbank, they had certain problems against newcomers Cizre Bld., but achieved the second win in as many games, and the match ended in four sets. Serbian Božidar Vučićević was the most prolific player with 20 points, while Yiğit Gülmezoğlu sets up four blocks and Argentine Nicolás Bruno made 72% reception /18 digs, one error, 56% perfect.

In the first two places of the charts with full points in addition to Halkbank are Arkas and Fenerbahce who won easily against probably the two weaker teams of the championship: with 5 aces by Mandiraci, the winners have conceded just 50 points to Tokat, while the team coached by Castellani (without Hidalgo) left 58 at Afyon.

Surprisingly, Galatasaray succumbed to Bursa B.Şehir Bld., above all thanks to an excellent choral performance in attack (57% of the team) and in serving (7 aces and 12 errors, 3 aces each for Bahov and Gokgoz). Moldovan Dmitrii Bahov was the top scorer of the match for the winners with 14 points.

The 3-2 of newcomers Yeni Kiziltepe Spor over Altekma (with 32 points by Filip, including 7 aces), and the clear 3-0 of Sorgun with an excellent Danilov over Solhan with a disappointing Miskevich close the picture.

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🏐| AXA Sigorta Efeler Ligi 2021/22Round 2

| October 13, 2021

• Bursa B.Sehir Bld. – Galatasaray HDI Sigorta Istanbul 3-0 (25:23, 25:29, 25:22)
Top Scorers: Bahov 14, Geraldo Graciano Da Silva 13, Gokgoz 12, Gunes 6, Tosun 6; Sedlacek 13, Torres 12, Subasi 11, Ulu 4.

• Yeni Kiziltepe Spor – Altekma Izmir 3-2 (25:14, 27:25, 23:25, 19:25, 15:7)
Top Scorers: Filip 32, Gavilan 13, M. Bojic 11, Emet 10; Luan Weber 18, Hugo Hamacher 17, Demirci 11, Tayaz 11.

• Sorgun Bld. – Bingol Solhan Spor 3-0 (26:24, 25:13, 25:20)
Top Scorers: Danilov 19, Poluian 12, M. Ozdemir 11, Polat 9; Miskevich 9, Kurt 7, Karakaya 7, Dautefendic 7.

• Ziraat Bankkart Ankara – Spor Toto Ankara 3-1 (25:19, 25:16, 16:25, 25:17)
Top Scorers: Ter Maat 20, Atanasov 14, Tuinstra 11, Gunes 8; Buchegger 18, Sharifi 17, Yilmaz 9.

• Fenerbahce HDI Sigorta Istanbul – Avsar Maden Suyu Afyon Bld. Yuntas 3-0 (25:20, 25:20, 25:18)
Top Scorers: Toy 12, Louati 12, Unver 6, Mousavi 5, Tumer 5; Eken 12, Durur 10, Enaboifo 9.

• Arkas Spor Izmir – Tokat Bld. Plevne 3-0 (25:16, 25:17, 25:17)
Top Scorers: Mandiraci 17, Gabriel Candido 15, Hoag 12, Ondes 5; Teppan 10, Hacioglu 8, Topal 5.

• Halkbank Ankara – Cizre Bld. 3-1 (25:13, 21:25, 25:20, 25:20)
Top Scorers: Vucicevic 20, Bruno 14, Vigrass 13, Gulmezoglu 12, Koc 12; Divis 20, Coskun 15, Gok 13, Ayvazoglu 6.

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| STANDINGS (updated on this day)
Arkas Spor Izmir 6
Fenerbahce HDI Sigorta Istanbul 6
Bursa B.Sehir Bld. 6
Halkbank Ankara 6
Sorgun Bld. 5
Yeni Kiziltepe Spor 5
Galatasaray HDI Sigorta Istanbul 3
Ziraat Bankkart Ankara 3
Tokat Bld. Plevne 1
Altekma Izmir 1
Spor Toto Ankara 0
Avsar Maden Suyu Afyon Bld. Yuntas 0
Cizre Bld. 0
Bingol Solhan Spor 0

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