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GP: Russia battle past Italy in three sets to open finals

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Russia started their FIVB World Grand Prix Finals on a positive note by defeating Italy 26-24, 28-26, 25-19 as Nataliya Goncharova scored a match-high 28 points.

Russia vs Italy

Russia vs Italy

Goncharova tallied 27 attack winners on 49 swings with a block in the victory. Yana Scherbany totaled 11 points for Russia .

Italy  was led by Valentina Dioufs 17 points, while Indre Sorokaite and Cristina Chirichella contributed 10 points.

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FINALS 1ST GROUP / /

Game Date/Time Teams Set Result per set Stats Videos
1st game 22. 07. 2015 15:10 Brazil ( W ) vs China ( W ) 3:1 23-25, 25-20, 25-16, 25-14     
2nd game 22. 07. 2015 17:10 Italy ( W ) vs Russia ( W ) 0:3 24-26, 26-28, 19-25     
3rd game 22. 07. 2015 20:10 USA ( W ) vs Japan ( W ) 3:0 25-12, 25-15, 25-18    
4th game 23. 07. 2015 15:10 Brazil ( W ) vs Russia ( W ) 0:0      
5th game 23. 07. 2015 17:10 Japan ( W ) vs China ( W ) 0:0      
6th game 23. 07. 2015 20:10 USA ( W ) vs Italy ( W ) 0:0      
7th game 24. 07. 2015 15:10 Brazil ( W ) vs Japan ( W ) 0:0      
8th game 24. 07. 2015 17:10 China ( W ) vs Italy ( W ) 0:0      
9th game 24. 07. 2015 20:10 USA ( W ) vs Russia ( W ) 0:0      
10th game 25. 07. 2015 15:10 China ( W ) vs Russia ( W ) 0:0      
11th game 25. 07. 2015 17:10 USA ( W ) vs Brazil ( W ) 0:0      
12th game 25. 07. 2015 20:10 Italy ( W ) vs Japan ( W ) 0:0      
13th game 26. 07. 2015 12:10 USA ( W ) vs China ( W ) 0:0      
14th game 26. 07. 2015 15:10 Italy ( W ) vs Brazil ( W ) 0:0      
15th game 26. 07. 2015 17:10 Japan ( W ) vs Russia ( W ) 0:0  

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