Turkish national women’s volleyball team bowed out of the European Championship after a quarterfinal defeat at the hands of Russia on Sept. 12.

Russia beat Turkey in straight sets, 25-20, 25-23, 25-19, in the quarterfinal game, punching the ticket to the semifinal, where it will meet Serbia.

In the other semifinal, Belgium will meet Germany.

Turkey’s star player Neslihan Darnel said: “Russia played very well. I think it was a very close game until the middle of all sets, but we made to many mistakes in the end. It was a good experience for us to play against a team like Russia, but of course it was our goal to go to Berlin.”

Both semifinals will be played tonight.

The final game as well as the third-place playoff match will be played in Berlin on Sept. 14.