Playing in her first VNL with Türkiye, opposite Melissa Vargas was once again the team’s main scorer against the Italians. The 23-year-old player has tallied at least 15 points in each of her three VNL matches and got her highest mark so far on Sunday, leaving the court with 22 points (20 kills, two blocks).
She was the only Turkish player to score in double digits, while middle blockers Kubra Akman and Zehra Gunes had nine and eight points, combining for nine blocks, and outside hitter Illkin Aydin produced another eight.
“We felt really well tonight because we played some very good volleyball,” Gunes commented. “We did some great teamwork and our blocking and defense were excellent today. We’re still adjusting to the new coaching staff and I feel that we’ll be in great shape by the end of the summer. The atmosphere was really good and we can’t wait to play here again tomorrow. Our fans have done a great job in supporting us and we’re kind of sad that we won’t have them behind us in the next weeks.”