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Russia claim fourth consecutive victory

Wing spiker Ivan Komarov scored 14 points as Russia claimed another victory

Uberlandia, Brazil, October 9, 2013 - Russia claimed their fourth consecutive victory at the Men's U23 World Championship with a 3-0 (21-16, 21-13, 21-18) win against Australia in the first match on day four at the Arena Presidente Tancredo Neves.

Russia took the first set 21-16 with wing spiker Ivan Komarov leading the points scoring, and then the second 21-13 as Leonid Shchadilov increased his spiking plays.

Australia made Russia work for their points, giving away just four error points in the first two sets, but Russia's spikers were up to the task and Russia heavily outscored Australia in attacking points.

Australia were more dangerous in attack in the third set and benefitted from a few Russia errors, but they still couldn't match Russia's attacking level as their spiking options produced the points for a 21-18 set and a 3-0 win.

Komarov and Shchadilov finished as Russia's top scorers with 14 points each, while wing spiker Lincoln Alexander Williams (9) and middle blocker Nehemiah Mote (6) were Australia's top contributors.

After Thursday's rest day, it's the final round of pool matches where Russia face Serbia, and Australia look for their first victory against Mexico.

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