Russia finish on top of Pool B with victory over Brazil


Veronika Rasputnaia, of Russia, tries to sets against Brazilian Daniela Seibt’s block.

Santa Fe, Argentina, August 22, 2017 - Russia concluded the first phase of the FIVB Girls U18 World Championship on top of Pool B, after a victory over Brazil in another five setter that took place at the National Technological University Stadium.

Rusia won by scores of 25-23, 23-25, 25-20, 20-25 and 15-9 in 2 hours and 18 minutes of game time, with Victoria Pushina as top scorer with 19 points, followed by Oxana Yakushina who scored 18.

Aleksandra Borisova and Irina Soboleva tallied 10 apiece also for Russia, while Brazil's Tainara Lemes Santos closed as best match scorer by totalizing 21 points.

Beatriz Pereira also registered double digits, with 16 units. Along with Pereira and Lemes Santos, Julia Isabelle Bergmann, Daniela Seibt and Lanna Gabriella Gomes scored 11 apiece.

Russia prevailed in services 7-5. Both teams had an almost even fight in blocks with 11 by Russia against 10 by Brazil that gave up 31 points by error. The Russians surrendered 27, but closed as number one in their Pool with four wins, 11 points, a 6.000 set ratio and a 1.280 point ratio.    


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