Turkey still in contention for semifinal berth
Tijuana, Mexico, October 8, 2013 – Turkey collected three
important points to stay in contention for the semifinal round
in defeating Mexico 3-1 (25-7, 22-25, 25-18, 25-19) in a match
of Pool A at the Baja California High Performance Center on
Turkey plays against Japan on Wednesday with the chance to enter
among the four finalists with a victory against the undefeated
Gozde Yilmaz and Nur Yurtdagulen topped Turkey with 15 and 11
points, respectively, while Cansu Cetin added 10. Turkey
registered 9 serving aces with Yilmaz and Cetin leading the way
with 4 and 3, respectively.
Alejandra Isiordia and Andrea Rangel finished the match with 15
and 13 points for Mexico, a team that gave away 31 points via
Gozde Yilmaz, Captain of Turkey: It was a hard game playing
against Mexico at home. They made good serves and also good
defensive plays to take the second set. We are happy with the
victory and ready for an important match against Japan tomorrow.
Alejandra Perales, Captain of Mexico: I think we played our best
match of the tournament. It was good to win that very
complicated second set. I think peopleleft happy with the way we
played. Their size and serves made the difference.
Mehmet Bedestenlioglu, Coach of Turkey: After winning the first
set so easily the girls lost their concentration and started to
think about the match with Japan. Then their mind changed and we
were able to collect this important victory. If we play well I
think we have the chance to beat Japan.
Francisco Pineda, Coach of Mexico: It was a very complicated
match because of the opponent and the previous losses. We
couldn’t do anything in the first set but I will stay with the
attitude and play we showed in the second, third and fourth
sets. We showed what we are capable to.