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Lokomotiv debut with straight set work


Players of Lokomotiv Novosibirsk celebrate after defeating Deportivo La Romana in their debut at the FIVB Men's Club World Championship

Betim, Brazi, October 16, 2013 – Lokomotiv Novosibirsk of Russia debuted at FIVB Men’s Club World Championship with straight-set (25-20, 25-23, 25-17) victory over Deportivo La Romana of the Dominican Republic in Pool B on Wednesday.
 
The high blocking of Lokomotiv created a lot of obstacles to the Dominican team as they held a 10-4 margin in points won at the net. The defeated side dropped to a 0-2 mark.

Lukas Divis and Pavel Moroz shared the lead in points scored for the winners with 13 apiece, while Oreol Camejo added 12.

German Recio was the only player of La Romana with double figures in the charts with 10 tallies, followed by Elvis Contreras with 8.

Lokomotiv took an 8-7 lead behind the spike by Cuban-born Oreol Camejo. The Russian team was in front 16-13 relying on their attacks down the middle and extended the margin to 18-13 when Camejo blocked Pedro García. La Romana closed the distance to 21-19 with the spike by Elvis Contreras. Then Butko served one ace, Divis blocked Contreras and Astashenkov scored with a thunderous spike for the 25-20.

Lokomotiv led 8-7 but the Dominican club took the lead 14-13 via block by Contreras against Divis. German Recio scored with a tip for the 16-15 score in favor of La Romana. Contreras served one ace but Lokomotiv came back to tie at 17-all carried on the shoulders of Pavel Moroz and Camejo. Recio blocked Moroz for 19-18 but Moroz took revenge with a big blow.  Moroz and Artem Volvich gave Lokomotiv space to breath at 24-22. Contreras sent La Romana to one point distance but Volichov closed the actions with a huge shot down the middle for 25-23.

The Russian club stormed into a 6-3 lead in the third set. They were in front 8-4 at the first TTO and increased to 12-6 when Moroz blocked Garcia. Camejo’s consistent attacks gave Lokomotiv enough comfort with a 16-9 margin at the second stop. The set finished 25-17 with the spike by Astashenkov.

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