Near East University Women’s Basketball Team, which completed Bilyoner. com Women Turkey Cup Group Elimination Matches as the leader of Group A, will play the quarter final versus Abdullah Gül University (AGÜ Kayseri) as a result of the round of 8 draw that realized in Abdi İpekçi Sports Hall. Near East University will face AGÜ Kayseri at Kadir Has Sports Hall at 15:15 on March 2, 2016.
In order to make it to 8 playoff matches for Women Turkey Cup, the teams that play in Bilyoner. com Women’s Basketball League competed in three groups at the elimination group matches that held in Samsun on October 8-11, 2015. Completing the elimination matches victoriously as the leader of Group A, the Near East University Women’s Basketball Team and Abdullah Gül University, Beşiktaş, BGD, Edirne Municipality Edirnespor, Fenerbahçe, Galatasaray, Hatay Metropolitan Municipality will play playoffs for Women Turkey Cup. Round of 8 draw for Bilyoner.com Women Turkey Cup was realized in Abdi İpekçi Sports Hall and Near East University Women’s Basketball Team paired with AGÜ Kayseri. Near East University will face its opponent at Kadir Has Sports Hall at 15:15 on Wednesday March 2, 2016.
According to the press release issued by the Directorate of Press and Public Relations Office of the university, Near East University Women’s Basketball Team coach İlker Gözeneli along with team players Hülya Özkan and Tiffany Hayes expressed their views regarding the match.
İlker Gözeneli: Our Primary goal is to make it to semi-final
Delivering a speech prior to the match, NEU team coach İlker Gözeneli highlighted that they would fight to win and make it to the semi-finals. “Teams that finished Women Turkey Cup Group Elimination Matches in top 8 will contest Women Turkey Cup playoff quarter finals. Teams finishing in top 4 will contest playoff semi finals. The winners of the semi finals will contest in the Grand Final of Bilyoner Com Women Turkey Cup. As a result of the draw for Bilyoner com Women Turkey Cup finals, we paired with AGÜ Kayseri. Our opponent is very tough and a hard nut to crack. Our primary goal is to make it to semi-finals by winning the quarter final match that we will play versus AGÜ Kayseri on Wednesday March 2, 2016. We have completed our preparations with a focus on our goals. We will fight to win” said he.
Hülya Özkan: “We will combat with all our might in order to achieve our goal and make it to the semi-final”
Drawing attention to the importance of the match, Hülya Özkan stated that they paired with AGÜ Kayseri which is one of the toughest teams of the league. “On Wednesday, we are going to play a very important quarter final match versus AGÜ Kayseri. We will fight to the last drop of our sweat and we will make it to the semi-final by winning the match” said she.
Tiffany Hayes: “We will be on the court to actualize our goal”
“As a team, we have set it as our primary goal to make it to the semi-final. We practiced hard and prepared well. Abdullah Gül University is one of the most assertive teams of the league. However, we are also a tough team and a hard nut to crack. We will exert all our effort at the court to achieve our goal” said he.
For the quarter final match, Near East University Women’s Basketball Team will face AGÜ Kayseri at Kadir Has Sports Hall at 15:15 on Wednesday March 2, 2016. The match will be broadcasted live on TRT Sports and TRT AVAZ channels. The winner of this match will play semi-final with the winner of the match between Hatay Metropolitan Municipality and Fenerbahçe.