Rhykliuk, Carcaces drive Volero Zurich’s bronze medal win in tiebreaker


Olesia Rhykliuk and Kenia Carcaces Opon played a superb game, especially in the final set to lift Volero Zurich to a bronze medal win

Kobe, Japan, May 14, 2017 – Olesia Rhykliuk and Kenia Carcaces Opon delivered the points when it mattered, as Volero Zurich recorded a 3-2 (25-22, 25-15, 22-25, 23-25, 15-12) win over Eczacibasi Istanbul in the FIVB Volleyball Women’s Club World Championship Kobe 2017 at Green Arena Kobe 2017 bronze medal match at Green Arena Kobe on Sunday.

Rhykliuk topped all scorers with 25 points, then Carcaces and Foluke Akinradewo had 16 points apiece to fuel the Volero Zurich victory.

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Tijana Boskovic led her team in scoring with 24 points, then Tatiana Kosheleva contributed 14 markers on a losing effort.

Volero Zurich celebrate their 3-2 win over Eczacibasi VitrA Istanbul

Rhkyliuk and Dobriana Rabadzhieva got everything going on offence and led Volero Zurich to win in the first two sets. Kosheleva, who came off the bench in the second set, became the game-changer for Eczacibasi in the next two sets. The Russian outside spiker helped Boskovic extend the set to a decider, which went on to a trade of points until the score reached 12-11 in favour of the Swiss club.

An unfortunate substitution mistake turned positive for the Swiss club, as Carcaces scored an ace to give Volero Zurich a 13-12 edge. A drop shot from Ekaterina Orlova and an attack error from Kosheleva sealed the bronze medal victory for Volero Zurich.

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