After making an epic comeback in Game 1 from 0-2, third seed Uralochka allowed No.2 Dinamo Kazan to do exactly the same in the second game 3-2 (19-25, 27-29, 25-19, 25-20, 15-13).
Nikolay Karpol’s team have significantly fallen after making 2-0 in sets but still had a chance in the tie-break despite Dinamo Kazan’s 5-1 and 10-4 lead. Uralochka came to 11-10, but guests went ahead once again 14-11. The hosts nearly leveled (14-13) before Dinamo Kazan won an ultimate point of the match (15-13), finishing with 19 blocks compared to 10 from the rivals.
Irina Zaryazhko topped Dinamo Kazan‘s scorers with 24 points. Belarussian Hanna Klimets had 21 for Uralochka. The fate of the series will be resolved in Game 3 in Kazan, on April 8.
In the second semifinal, Dinamo Moscow have 1-0 in series against Yenisey Krasnoyarsk. The second match will be held on March 26.
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