VakÄ±fBank clinched a record eighth Turkish Women’s Volleyball Cup volleyball crown after beating FenerbahÃ§e 3-2 last Sunday.
VakÄ±fBank started the game on a high note but FenerbahÃ§e, led by Melissa Vargas, Arina Fedorovtseva and Eda Erdem, staged a brilliant response.
Turkish stars Cansu Ãzbay, Zehra GÃ¼neÅ, Swedish star Isabelle Haak and American Michelle Bartsch-Hackley guided Vakifbank to 15-12 in the first set when FenerbahÃ§e took a timeout.
The Yellow Canaries fought back after the break, going 8-1 and taking a 20-16 lead, before eventually winning the set 25-21.
Vakifbank fought back in the second set to win it 25-21 and tie the match 1-1, before comfortably winning the third set 25-13 and taking a 2-1 lead.
FenerbahÃ§e, however, fought back in the fourth set winning it by winning the set 29-27, leveling the score 2-2 and sending the game to a tiebreaker.
After a neck and neck battle, where the two teams were tied at 9-9 at one point, VakifBank won the fifth set 17-15 to lift a record eighth cup in club history.