VNL 2024: Winning 3-1, Canada ruins the debut of the Turkish men’s team

Volleyball News: Turkey’s big plans for an impressive VNL 2024 debut in front of their home crowd in Antalya were ruined by Canada, who came from behind to beat the European team on Tuesday (05/21), in the first match of the men’s team at the 2024 tournament.

Supported by thousands of fans at the Antalya Spor Salonu, Turkey played their first match of VNL 2024 with great enthusiasm, but could not maintain their high level of play throughout, allowing Canada to come back and win with a score of 3-1 (17-25, 25-23, 25-21, 25-21).

Canada’s response was supported by the team’s serving efficiency, they finished the match with 12 aces to Turkey’s 5 aces, they also excelled in blocking (12 to 5).

Outside hitter Stephen Maar was effective from the service line, hitting five aces to go along with a game-high 19 kills among his 24 points. Middle blocker Lionel McCarthy had three aces, eight kills and three blocks to contribute 14 points, two more than outside hitter Eric Loeppky.

Turkey had Ramazan Efe Mandiraci and Adis Lagumdzija as top scorers, the 22-year-old outside hitter had 21 points (13 kills, six blocks, two aces) and the other number had 17 points (15 kills, one block , an ace). ).

This result gives Canada, already qualified for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, 6.86 additional points in the FIVB world rankings and maintains its position at 12th place.

Article tag: VNL 2024, Canada, Türkiye

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