Lausanne, Switzerland, May 12, 2015 – Eczacibasi VitrA Istanbul continued Europe’s run of success in the FIVB Women’s Club World Championship by taking the 2015 title with a 3-1 (25-16, 25-21, 24-26, 25-19) victory over fellow Europeans Dinamo Krasnodar in the final in Zurich.
Eczacibasi became the third Turkish team to claim the Club World title as they followed in the footsteps of cross-town rivals Fenerbahce (2010 in Doha) and Vakifbank (2013 in Zurich).
Christiane Fuerst became the first player to claim three gold medals in the competition, while teammate Jordan Larson-Burbach emerged top scorer of the final with a total of 30 points and was named.
Eczacibasi didn’t win the title the easy way. They were stunned in their opening match of the tournament as they suffered a 3-2 loss to Japan’s Hisamitsu Springs. But they regrouped to overcome Dinamo in a tight Pool B match.
In the semifinals, Eczacibasi VitrA beat Volero Zurich 3-1 (25-17, 25-22, 18-25, 34-32) in a match that ended with a marathon fourth set.