The best players in the match were the American center Lee (100% attack and 5 blcks) and the Hungarian hitter Veres (67% attack, 1 block, 1 ace) well supported by the opposite Pavlov.
The 1. set was balanced until 14:14. Then came the decisive break of Dinamo.
Thanks to Bogomolov (14:16), Shcherbinin in service and Lee in reception, Dinammo scored 15:20.
Veres closed the set with 19:25.
In 2. set Spiridonov took the advantage of 0:3. However, Veres changed the result to 3:6 and Shcherbinin to 4:8.
The counterattack of Pavlov provided maximum benefit for Dinamo (4:10), which remained unchanged to the second technical time out (10:16).
Iskra tried to improve the score with Spiridonov (13:17) and Dineikin (15:18), but 2 blocks of Lee led to 15:21.
The American center again stopped Spiridonov (16:22), while Veres closed the set with 19:25.
In 3. set Santilli made two changes. Danilov and Dineikin entered instead of Schöps and Abramov.
The first 3 points were scored by Danilov of Iskra (3:3), but Dinamo made the break thanks to the ball in the net of Dineikin (3:5) and the block of Pavlov 3:6.
Dineikin lowered the difference to 5:6, shortly after the entrance of Lesik istead of Depestele and Markin instead of Kalinin.
Thanks to Veres, Dinamo got to 10:13, but then Markin made an error (12:13), and Dineiken evened the result (15:15).
Pavlov hit the ball in out and Iskra took the lead of 16:15 .
During the time out Spiridonov and Grankin cheered, making the turmoil and both were expelled and replaced by Bezrukov and Abramov. Iskra made the break with the error of Markin (18:16) and got to 24:22 .
However, thanks to Shcherbininand the ball in out of Dineikin, Dinamo evened with 24:24.
Veres took the lead of 26:27 and the error of Abramov closed the game with 27:29.
Semifinals: Game 1 (22 March)
Iskra Odintsovo – Dinamo Moscow 0:3 (19:25, 19:25, 27:29)
Iskra: Depestele 0, Abramov 8, Koulechov 6, Schöps 6, Spiridonov 6, Bogomolov 7, Verbov (L); Dineikin 6, Lesik 0, Danilov 5
Did not enter: Mosov, Burtsev Romashkin (L)
Dinamo: Grankin 3, Kalinin 1, Lee 14, N. Pavlov 13, Veres 14, Shcherbinin 6, Bragin (L); Markin 0, Stepanyan (L), Bezrukov 0
Did not enter: Kharitonov, Shchadilov