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Russia power to third straight victory

Defending champions Russia remained unbeaten with a straight-sets win (25-13, 25-16, 25-21) over Canada on the third day of first-round action

Osaka, Japan, October 31, 2010 - Defending champions Russia remained unbeaten after a straight-sets win (25-13, 25-16, 25-21) over Canada on the third day of first-round action in Pool D of the FIVB Women's World Championship at Osaka City Municipal Gymnasium.

Vladimir Kuzyutkin's team were dominant from start to finish in raising their record to 3-0. The young Canadians fought gamely but could not deal with the power game and experience of the Russians and lost their third straight match.

Veteran star Ekaterina Gamova led Russia with 15 points, including 12 in attack. Yulia Merkulova chipped in with 13 points while Sarah Pavan scored 11 points for Canada, who committed 18 errors to Russia's 11.

Russia cruised to the first set, 25-13, as Canada made eight errors and the Russians were up 16-10 at the second TTO in the second set and moving swiftly towards victory as Gamova and Merkulova pounded spikes seemingly at will. They eventually closed out the set on a spike from Lesya Makhno.

Arnd Ludwig's Canada team led early in the third set, but the Russians tied the score at 10-10 and moved ahead after another thunderous Gamova spike and never looked back. Following Monday's rest day, Russia will play Korea on Tuesday while Canada take on Turkey.


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