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RIO 2016 W: FAST & FURIOUS! Amazing Serbia crushed Russia in straight sets

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What a game by Serbia! We can't recall that someone has been so dominant against mighty Russia in recent history!

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Serbia defeated Russia in straight sets and advanced to the semifinals of the Rio 2016 women’s volleyball tournament! The girls coached by Zoran Terzić will play against USA for the big finals.

It was simply a tremendous performance by Serbia. They crushed Russia in the 1st set by 25:9, then they had just a bit more troubles in the 2nd set – 25:22, while the third and the final set was quite special.

Serbia once again had a flying start as they quickly escaped to 11:6. However, Russia answered back by 9:1 run and took over the lead at 15:12. But, one more comeback was on the way. Serbian troops tied the score at 16:16 and then went in front to 18:16!!!

The only thing that Russia managed to do is to equalize at 18:18, but they stopped right there. Serbia dominated the finish of the set and ended the match by 25:21, 3-0 in sets!!!

Russia – Serbia 0:3 (9:25, 22:25, 21:25)

Russia: Kosheleva 17, Goncharova 10, Zaryazhko 4, Voronkova 3, Shlyakhovaya 3, Shcherban 1, Fetosova 1, Ezhova, Malygina, Vetrova, Kosianenko, Malova.

Serbia: Bošković 20, Rašić 16, Mihajlović 14, Ognjenović 7, Stevanović 5, Malešević 1, Buša, Brakočević, Živković, Veljković, Nikolić, Popović. 

FINAL ROUND / QUARTERFINALS

Game Date/Time Teams Set
Quarterfinal 1 16. 08. 2016 10:00 – 15:00 CET South Korea ( W ) vs The Netherlands ( W ) 1:3
Quarterfinal 2 16. 08. 2016 14:00 – 19:00 CET Japan ( W ) vs USA ( W ) 0:3
Quarterfinal 3 16. 08. 2016 18:00 – 23:00 CET Russia ( W ) vs Serbia ( W ) 0:3
Quarterfinal 4 16. 08. 2016 22:15 – 03:35 CET (17.08) Brazil ( W ) vs China ( W ) 0:0

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