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RUS M: Belgorod – Zenit, Russian Cup final

by WoV
source: volleyball.it

Belogorie Belgorod won against Dinamo Moscow in the second semi-final game of the Russian Cup. They will play against Zenit Kazan in the final. Zenit previously defeated Lokomotiv Novisibirsk. Grozer was the top scorer in Chipulin's team.


Belgorod – Moscow

Belgorod: Makarov 2, Grozer 17, Ilinykh 9, Fomenko 0, Muserskiy 11, Kuznetsov 6, Ermakov (L); Khtey 6, Tetyukhin 0, Kampa 0, Zhigalov 2. Didn’t play: Khanipov, Eremin (L), Kosarev. Coach: Chipulin.

Moscow: Grankin 1, Kruglov 9, Veres 7, Markin 9, Shcherbinin 4, Krivets 9, Bragin (L); Bezrukov 1, Boldyrev 3, Shchadilov 1, Stepanyan (L). Didn’t play: Afinoguenov, Kharitonov, Nikitin. Coach: Cherednik.

Belogorie will play against the European Champion, Zenit Kazan in the final today. They will have extra motivation to payback for the last season’s defeat in the Final Eight.

The semi-final against Moscow had no history in the first 2 sets: the service of Belgorod was to strong and has knocked Moscow. They also had a large number of blocks and counterattacks. Moscow has tried in the 3rd set, but Muserskiy has struck two blows to finish. For Chipulin the good news were also great games from Grozer and Khtey.

Belgorod had better block 7 to 4, and fewer mistakes 12 to 22.

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