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Turkey: Halkbank still alive! Regular season winners defeat Arkas at tie break. Ziraat first finalist, Fenerbahçe ko!

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Game 2 of AXA Sigorta Efeler Ligi were played today.

Decisive Game 3 will be necessary between Halkbank Ankara and Arkas
Izmir. Despite the absence of starting opposite Fernando Hernandez (on the bench, replaced by a great Božidar Vucicevic), regular season winners managed to remedy to Game 1 defeat by winning 2-3 (22:25, 25:23, 25:23, 19:25, 13:15) on the field of Arkas Izmir. Decisive the performance of Serbian opposite, author of 25 points, 61% and
50% efficiency in attack, 3 aces and the series from the service line that made the difference in fourth set and break point of 12-14, decisive in fifth set, and the entrance of Bayram (from 7-4 of third set), author of 14 points, 57% and 43% efficiency in attack, in place of a not incisive Gulmezoglu
(25% and only -5% di efficiency in attack). For Arkas, 29 points of Mirza Lagumdzija with 56% and 48% efficiency in attack and 1 block) were not enough, despite a bad error in fifth set, with a wrong bagher that was worth the 11-12.

In second semifinal, Ziraat Bankkart will be fighting for the title for the second year in a row.
No.3 created a little upset by eliminating the regular-season runners-up Fenerbahçe HDI Sigorta. The Istanbul side was a favorite in the face-off but was swept in both games of the series as well in the series itself. Faik Samet Güneş led Ziraat today with 13 points, including 8 blocks, while Berkay Bayraktar made 70% reception (10 digs, 50% perfect).
Either way, a performance dominated in all elements: 63% in attack and 49% efficiency, 12 blocks vs. 4, and 7 aces vs. 3.

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🏐| AXA Sigorta Efeler Ligi 2021/22Semifinals

best-of-three

| Game 1 | April 18, 2022
Halkbank Ankara – Arkasspor Izmir 0-3 (25:27, 25:27, 22:25)
Fenerbahce HDI Sigorta – Ziraat Bankkart Ankara 0-3 (22:25, 21:25, 18:25)

| Game 2 | April 21, 2022

• Arkas Spor Izmir (4) – Halkbank
Ankara (1) 2-3 (22:25, 25:23, 25:23, 19:25, 13:15) Serie: 1-1
Arkas: Kiyak 0, Hoag 21, McDonnell 5, Subasi 11, Lagumdzija 29, Cengiz 4, Dengin (L); Ondes 0, Avci 0, Cevik (L), Ay 0, Gabriel Candido 5. Not entered: Kurtulus, Hamarat. Coach: Glenn Hoag.
Halkbank: Aslan Eksi 2, Bruno 17, Karasu 7, Vucicevic 25, Gulmezoglu 6, Vigrass 9, Done (L); Keskin 0, Ergul (L), Aydin 1, Cam 0, Bayram 14. Not entered: Koc, Hernandez Ramos. Coach: Atik.

• Ziraat Bankkart Ankara (3) – Fenerbahce HDI Sigorta Istanbul (2) 3-0 (25:20, 25:22, 25:16)
Ziraat Bankkart Ankara: Arslan Eksi 5, Atanasov 11, Bulbul 7, Ter Maat 11, Camejo 9, Gunes 13, Bayraktar (L); Yucel 0. Not entered: Ertugrul, Tokgoz (L), Akkus, Tuinstra, Baltaci, Gedik. Coach: Kavaz.
Fenerbahce HDI Sigorta Istanbul: Marouf 0, Louati 6, Tumer 0, Toy 12, Hidalgo 13, Batur 0, Yesilbudak (L); Gurbuz 0, Unver 1, Mert (L), Erden 0, Sikar 2, Kaya 0. Not entered: Stanicki. Coach: Castellani.

Game 3 | April 24, 2022
Halkbank Ankara (1) – Arkasspor Izmir (4) 3-1 (25:21, 22:25, 26:24, 25:11) Serie: 2-1

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