Home » WC W: Who can stop Kosheleva? Russia wins tiebreaker vs. hosts

WC W: Who can stop Kosheleva? Russia wins tiebreaker vs. hosts

by WoV
source: fivb.com; Photo: fivb.com

Russia kept their perfect record in the 2015 FIVB World Cup in Japan after beating the hosts in a thrilling tiebreaker in Tokyo 3-2 (12-25, 25-18, 25-21, 23-25, 15-13).

Kosheleva vs. JPN

Kosheleva vs. JPN

Japan had a perfect start of the match, sweeping out “Zbornaya” in the first set, but the Russians showed their strength in the next two and created a turnaround.

Japanese team almost dropped a huge gap in the fourth set 23-18 as Russians approached to 23-22, but the fifth set was on a horizon.

In the tie-break, Asian team had one-point initiative until 7-all but at changing sides, led by unstoppable Tatiana Kosheleva who won almost every point until then, Russia had 8-7.

“Zbornaya” had 12-10 and didn’t let go a two-point gap until the end. Kosheleva finished it with a spike, deservingly 15-13. She ended the game with 34 points, followed by Nataliya Obmochaeva with 22.

In Japan, Saori Kimura scored 23 points. Yuki Ishii collected 13.


You can see the full schedule of the World Cup 2015 HERE.   

To back in front page of news click on News.

Also, you can leave your comment on WoVForum.

For more articles click on Latest news.

Related Articles

0 comment

aleks August 23, 2015 - 5:30 pm

in the fivb website kosheleva scored 34 points.


Leave a Comment

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.