Goncharova leads as Russia reign over Korea


Nataliya Goncharova scored 16 points to lead Russia to a straight-set win over Korea in the 2017 FIVB Volleyball Women's World Grand Champions Cup

Nagoya, Japan, September 10, 2017 – Nataliya Goncharova led Russia in scoring to dominate Korea 3-0 (25-19, 25-16, 25-21) on the last day of competition at the FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Grand Champions Cup at the Nippon Gaishi Hall on Sunday.

World Grand Champions Cup - Scores

Goncharova registered 11 attacks and four attacks, then Kseniia Parubets added 11 markers coming off the bench in the second set. Lee Jaeyong made 14 points on a losing effort. The Russian outscored Korea in attacks 41-35 and in blocks 14-3.

World Grand Champions Cup – Match Statistics by Teams

Russia won all their three matches against Korea at the World Grand Champions Cup in straight sets.

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Russia built a huge lead at the start of the match. The Koreans increased their tempo and succeeded to disrupt the Russian defence, but the Europeans adjusted to secure the first set. Russia asserted their dominance on Korea and did not allow any significant runs that secured the next two sets to seal match victory.


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