Turkey pass over Germany, to play for fifth place


Ezgi Guc of Turkey in a spiking attempt against Germany, while Denise Imodu and Rebecca Schäperklaus try to block the play on the other side of the net


Tijuana, Mexico, October 11, 2013 - Turkey will play for the fifth place at FIVB Women’s U23 World Championship on Saturday, after beating Germany 3-0 (25-13, 25-13, 25-19).


Turkish captain Gözde Yimlaz scored 16 points and Özge Nur Yurtdagülen finished with 11. On the German side, Katharida Schwabe closed with 11 and captain Jennifer Geerties with 5.


Gözde Yilmaz, captain of Turkey: It’s not easy to play against Germany, because they are a very strong team and keep fighting until the end. We had to serve well and never lose control.


Mehme Bedestenlioglu, coach of Turkey: This second part of the tournament is very important for us. We played at good and high level after we lost against a very strong team like Japan. Our players did it well and had a good performance.


Jennifer Geerties, captain of Germany: They had a lot of pressure in service and we had many problems in reception. We could not be able to play well and did so many mistakes.


Jens Tietbohl, coach of Germany: Congratulations to Turkey. We made too many mistakes on the court today and we could not even play against them. There were a lot of mistakes by us.