Seamaster ECLW: Historic moment for BursaPhoto: Courtesy Bursa Buyuksehir Belediyespor
Second semi-final game: Berlin – Bursa 3:1 (1st leg 0:3). Turkish club reaches its very first final
Actual ETTU Cup Women winner Bursa Buyuksehir Belediyespor reached very first Seamaster ECLW final in its history, after second semi-final leg against TTC Berlin Eastside, held in Germany. Defending ECLW champion won 3:1, thanks to two points of Georgina POTA, but Bursa progressed by 4:3 score on aggregate after 3:0 victory in first leg.
As both coaches emphasized prior to the second clash, the winner was decided in the first game held in Turkey, when Bursa won 3:0 (9:3). In spite of that, Berlin like real champion showed big fight (without two players from the last season`s line-up SHAN Xiaona and Petrissa SOLJA) and led 2:0 (6:2). But, Yana NOSKOVA beat Berlin`s coach-player Irina PALINA in the third encounter to secure the place in the final.
Seamaster ECLW semi-finals, second leg
TTC Berlin Eastside – Bursa Buyuksehir Belediyespor 3:1 (1st leg 0:3)
Georgina POTA - HU Melek 3:2 (7:11, 11:7, 11:8, 8:11, 11:2)
Shiho MATSUDAIRA - Simay KULAKCEKEN 3:0 (11:8, 11:9, 11:9)
Irina PALINA - Yana NOSKOVA 0:3 (5:11, 8:11, 10:12)
Georgina POTA - Simay KULAKCEKEN 3:0 (11:9, 11:2, 11:4)