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RUS M: Belgorod stomped Grozniy

by WoV

Russian preliminary phase of national Cup is coming to an end in just a couple of days. Today's games went without many surprises with Belgorod showing an amazing performance.


Defending champions

Guberniya and Krasnoyarsk played one of the most exciting matches in this years’ Russian Cup. Four sets all ended after 25 points and after a numerous of turnaruonds. Yet, Favorites to win the game, home team Guberniya won this matchup 3-1 24-26, 27-25, 26-24, 27-25)

Kuzbass and Prikamiye Perm delivered a five-setter to their fans which in the end went Kuzbass’ way 3-2 (25-19, 31-29, 16-25, 20-25, 15-10). Prikamiye returned after 2-0 and forced a tie-break but didn’t had enough energy to win it all.

Lokomotiv Izumrud showed a nice display versus Novokuybyishevsk and got their fourth win, 3-1. highlight of the game was marathon-like first set who went to 70 points! (36-34, 25-21, 23-25, 25-13).

Gasprom Yugra easily ran over Iskra Odintsvo who finished tournament with disappointing 3-5 score. Final result was 3-1 (25-15, 25-15, 23-25, 25-20).

Zenit was expected to without losing a set versus Nizhnevartovsk, but that didn’t happen. Of course, Zenit got their win in Kazan but Niznevartovsk produced many problems, before finally losing 3-1 (25-22, 17-25, 26-24, 26-24).

Last match of the day was in Grozniy and it was a blowout. Home team got destroyed by the defending champions, Belgorod who also happen to be only team to win away from home.

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