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GP 2016: Russia keep perfect record, Goncharova outscores Turkish teenage sensation

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

Russia kept perfect score in their 2016 FIVB World League campaign by beating Turkey in one of the most thrilling encounters of the first weekend in Group 1, 3-2 (26-24, 20-25, 20-25, 25-20, 15-10).


RUS - TUR

RUS – TUR

 

Russian National Team dominated in the first set of Pool C clash but then allowed Turkey to recover in the second set and to even take a 2-1 lead! Kaliningrad crowd had to work hard along with their favorite players to make a night of celebration.

Yana Shcherban and Nataliya Goncharova (the most efficient player in Russia with 19 points) secured equalizer and final win in the tie-break for a dramatic conclusion of the Weekend 1.

Polen Uslupehlivan and a 18-year-old Hande Baladin topped Turkey’s scorers with 23 points each.

 

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