FIVB Volleyball Girls' U18 World Championship

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Russia among top eight, win over USA in three sets


Setter Pavel Pankov built a solid offense for his teammates.

Mexicali, Mexico, July 3 2013 - Russia had no problems to advance to next round after a solid three sets victory over the United States at Mexicali State Auditorium.

The Russian team won 25-18, 25-16 and 25-19 in just one hour and five minutes. Victor Poletaev scored 15 for Russia while Dimitry Volkov and Maxim Troynin, 9 apiece.

Colby Harriman finished with 11 points for USA and Matthew Walsh, Jr. with 9. Russia converted 10 points by block while USA only 5 to establish a key difference. 

In service, European champions finished with 6 aces, two for Poletaev and two for Pavel Pankov. Americans converted only two by Walsh, Jr.

USA fell into the 9-16 classification bracket while Russia advanced to the top eight and will match Cuba on their next match. 




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