Russia move to quarterfinals with victory over resilient Korea


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Santa Fe, Argentina, August 23, 2017 - Russia advanced to the quarterfinals of FIVB Girls’ U18 World Championship after defeating Korea 3-1 (25-17, 25-16, 18-25, 25-18) with 20 points scored by Polina Shemanova.

Along with Shemanova, Valeriya Schevchuck tallied double digits with 14 points, who was also one of best blocking weapons for the Russian team that prevailed over the Koreans 11-5.

Miyun Jong scored 19 for Korea, while Hyemin Park and Juah Lee closed with 11 points each.

Services were equal between both teams converting 9 aces apiece. Three of them were by Russia's Veronica Rasputnaia and three by Korea’s Jeong. However the Asian team gave up 32 error points.

Russia struggled in the third set when the Koreans came back to the game but their response was not as effective as the match against Germany the night before, when everything was decided in tie-breaker. 


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