27th Summer Universiade in Kazan,

July 6-17 2013

Russian volleyball team defeats Poland at Universiade

The Russian volleyball team defeated Poland in the second match of the group stage of the Universiade.

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The match of the second round of Group A ended with the score 3-0 (25:16, 25:15, 25:15) in favour of the Yury Marichev’s team. The Polish team won the first two rallies, but the Russians played quietly behind and went ahead to the first technical break - 8:5. Further, the 'white-blue-red' completely dominated the court and only built up their lead - 25:16.

At the beginning of the second set Wieslaw Popik's team again tried to force the fight, but it was enough only for the first three minutes - 3:3. Then the hosting team added a bit and repeated the scenario of the previous set - 25:15. In the third set, the Polish team also failed to impress. One effort was not enough - the level of the Russian team was much higher. As a result - 25:15, said R-Sport.

The Russians will play against the US team in the third match of the tournament. The meeting will be held on July 10, the start of the game is 18:00 Moscow Time.

«R-Sport», 17 July 2013