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World Grand Prix 2002 - Press Info

Match Descriptive

Russia beat China 3-0 (25-19, 25-19, 25-22) - duration 1:09
14-Jul, start time: 19:35, end time: 20:44 - Attendance: 7,000
China was beaten by Russia 0-3 (19:25, 19:25, 22:25)
The first set is the show of Russia on block and serve. China was under the great pressure from Russia all set due to poor reception, defence and team faults. Russia was successful in using its conventional open attack. Russia won 25-19.

In second set, China tried to stress their defence and reduce their team faults. They varied their team tactics to avoid Russia team's affensive block. In result, the team errors of China increased quickly. Russia lightly took the second set 25-19.

With the high spike, team tactics and perfect block the third set, Russia continued taking all set under control till getting victory. Powerful serve, accurat pass, successful team tactics including high and open attack assure Russia finally to accept the victory. Russia won the third set 25-22.