Quarterfinals Of The Russian SuperLeague Conclude With Easy Wins

  0 Carly DeMarque | March 01st, 2017 | News, Pro Indoor, Russian League

The Russian SuperLeague’s quarterfinal round has concluded with three teams advancing – Yenisei, Uralochka-NTMK and Dynamo Kazan.

In the first match up between Dynamo and Yenisei, the match lasted four sets with Yenisei taking the win 3-1, (23-25, 26-24, 25-23, 26-24). Dynamo started off the match strong with a 4-1 lead in the first set, but Yenisei hopped back into the set to tie it at 15 all. A back and forth battle commenced, with the score eventually ending up in a late set tie at 23-23. Dynamo crushed two straight balls to end the first 25-23.

The second set started much like the first ended, with back and forth battles in the score, with multiple ties. Yenisei took and kept a lead after 8-8 in the second, but Dynamo was able to catch back up with the score tied at 22-22 late. Yenisei kills and a few Dynamo errors led to a second set score of 26-24 Yenisei. The third started with Dynamo taking a 2-0 lead, but another hard-fought battle kept the scores close the entire third set. A string of Dynamo errors late in the set resulted in Yenisei taking a 2-1 lead in the match. The fourth set kept Dynamo playing catch-up, staying just behind Yenisei. The set was close throughout, however Yenisei was able to pull through to take the match with a fourth set score of 26-24.

The second set was less of a close match up, but a comeback tale for Uralochka-NTMK who took down District-Odintsovo 3-1, (25-27, 25-16, 25-15, 25-18). Uralochka took a quick lead in the match, jumping to 13-6 over District; however, a number of errors by Uralochka brought District back into the match. District went on to take the first in a tight 27-25 victory.

The next three sets went by the way of Uralochka, where District couldn’t make anything happen on their side. The lack of offense for District cost them the match 3-1, downed by Uralochka.

The final match of the quarterfinals was an easy three set sweep for Dynamo Kazan over Proton 3-0, (25-14, 25-26, 25-18). Proton could not generate any offense on their side of the court, unable to keep up with the dominate Dynamo-Kazan who quickly took the match away from Proton in three sets.

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About Carly DeMarque

Carly DeMarque

Carly DeMarque has been involved with competitive volleyball for the majority of her life, playing competitively at the club and collegiate level for 15 years and coaching club for five. Now a retired Division I volleyball athlete out of McNeese State University, she continues her volleyball enthusiasm by stepping back into …

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