Russia claim second victory after beating USA


Russian players celebrate a point during their match against the United States at the National Technological University Stadium.

Santa Fe, Argentina, August 19, 2017 - Russia claimed their second victory of the tournament after beating The United States 3-0 (25-17, 25-20, 25-19) at the National Technological University Stadium.

Oxana Yakushina topped with 17 points and Polina Shemanova finished with 10 for the Russian team that dominated in services 10-1, five of them by Victoria Pushina and three by Yakushina. On the American side Logan Eggleston scored 13 units as their most productive player. USA gave up 27 points, but improved their performance in the last set.

Russia led the blocking game 9-5 with four points in one hour and 12 minutes of game.

The Russians are 2-0 in Pool B, while the Americans are 0-1 after making their debut on Saturday, but have still three pending matches.


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