Concluding their quest for the European crown, the Turkish women's volleyball team on Friday got eliminated in the semifinals of the CEV EuroVolley 2021, losing to Serbia 3-1.
Serbia struggled against Turkey at the beginning but in the end came out on top, winning the match with 32-34, 28-26, 25-23, and 25-13 sets at Stark Arena in the capital Belgrade.
Serbia's Tijana Boskovic's 39 points were key for her team's victory.
The game marked the eighth victory for Serbia in 10 EuroVolley encounters with Turkey.
Speaking to Anadolu Agency after the game, Turkey captain Eda Erdem Dundar said: "We managed the first two sets well, but in the third set our service quality fell and they served and played better."
The 34-year-old added that they should now focus on the upcoming match. She also thanked Turkish fans for their support.
Serbia coach Zoran Terzic congratulated the Turkish team for their efforts in the "tough match."
Serbia on Saturday will take on Italy for gold, while Turkey's Sultans of the Net will face the Netherlands for bronze.