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RUS M: Lokomotiv beat Belogorie after 5 sets! Konstantinov – “We needed this win”

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Lokomotiv defeated Belogorie by 3-2 (19:25, 25:22, 15:25, 25:21, 15:11) in the derby match of the Round 10 in the Russian Championship.

Lokomotiv

Lokomotiv

Looking at the previous couple of years, Lokomotiv did not have a really good head to head score against Belogorie. In the last 12 duels, the Novosibirsk crew collected only 2 wins, while they suffered 10 defeats!

And everything looked like Belogorie will once again come out at top, as they had the lead of 2-1 in sets. However, Lokomotiv managed to bounce back and to take the following two sets, which brought them such a valuable triumph over big rivals – 3-2!

“I think that we lost the first set already in the locker room, as we haven’t defeated Belogorie for too long. That is why we needed this win in order to regain confidence for the future games against them. I am very happy because we achieved a victory against a very strong team,” said Plamen Konstantinov, head coach of Lokomotiv Novosibirsk. 

The top scorer in Lokomotiv was Lukas Divis with 19 points, while Nikolay Pavlov added 17. On the other side, Dmitriy Muserskiy scored 25 points, while Yan Ereschenko made 20 for Belogorie. 

 

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