After six weeks of the Russian SuperLeague, the standings are starting to take shape even further. Zenit-Kazan still leads the pack, having won all six matches so far, but Belgorod and Kuzbass each picked up big wins to stay just three points back. However, the middle of the pack has eight teams separated by just three points so they playoff picture is still murky.
Match of the Week: Belgorie 3:2 Lokomotiv (20-25, 18-25, 25-20, 25-20, 15-13)
Lokomotiv entered the match with an opportunity to jump into the top 5 in the standings, but had to play the match with starting opposite Gyorgy Grozer who is dealing with a knee ligament injury. It did not slow them down as they started off the match strong winning the first two sets. But Belgorie rallied to win the next three sets, further solidifying their place in the top 3 of the standings.
Player of the Week: Romanas Shkulyavichus
Romanas Shkulyavichus continues to be a dominating force for Nova, this time racking up 28 points in a five set victory over Yaroslavich. Set scores were 16-25, 25-27, 25-19, 25-17, 15-11.
What to Watch For Round 7:
The top team in the league should be adding one of the world’s top players soon as Matt Anderson is set to rejoin Zenit-Kazan. He took to social media announcing that he will be flying to Russia soon.
Last #TimmyHos before catching the flights to Kazan! #ZenitKazan @ Buffalo Niagara… https://t.co/ZEnVrh7xCp
— Matt Anderson (@MattAnderson_1) October 10, 2017
Current Standings: (Points)
- Zenit-Kazan (17 points)
- Belogorie (14 points)
- Kuzbass (14 points)
- Ural Mountains (10)
- Zenit St. Petersburg (10 points)
- Gazprom-Yugra (9 points)
- Nova (9 points)
- Lokomotiv (9 points)
- Torch (8 points)
- Dynamo Moscow (7 points)
- Yenisei (7 points)
- Yaroslavich (5 points)
- Dinamo-LO (4 points)
- Yugra-Samotlor (3 points)
Results: Round 6
Belgorie 3:2 Lokomotiv (20-25, 18-25, 25-20, 25-20, 15-13)
Nova 3:2 Yaroslavich (16-25, 25-27, 25-19, 25-17, 15-11)
Zenit-Kazan 3:1 Gazprom-Yugra (25-15, 26-24, 20-25, 25-21)
Torch 3:1 Dynamo Moscow (25-21, 20-25, 25-23, 26-24)
Kuzbass 3:1 Zenit St. Petersburg (20-25, 25-21, 25-16, 28-26)
Yenisei 3:0 Yugra-Samatlor (25-21, 25-20, 25-21)
Ural Mountains 3:2 Dinamo-LO (25-22, 20-25, 21-25, 25-22, 15-13)