Bangkok, Thailand, July 23, 2017 - Turkey record its first victory in Bangkok, defeating Dominican Republic 3-0 (25-14, 33-31, 25-23). Poles Uslupehlivan was the leading point of her team, scoring 19 points for Turkey. Quick links - Volleyball:
Uslupehlivan scored 17 points in attack and one each in block and serve. Meliha Ismailoglu followed with 12 points (11 spikes, 1 block), matching best scorer of Dominican Republic Jeoselyna Santos, who scored all her 12 points in attack.
Turkey felt strong on block, scoring 13 points, including 3 its by Hands Baladin, Dicle Our Babat and Gamze Alikaya, but it was Dominican Annerys Vargas Valdez who shined in that element, scoring impressive 6 points. Both teams have also recorded one of the longest sets this weekend, duelling in the second until 33-31 for Turkey.
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