Russia open U20 World Champs with hard-fought win
Kseniia Ilchenko topped the scorers with 20 points for Russia while Lizbeth Sainz was the best scorer for Mexico with 18 points.
Despite of a hard-earned 2-1 set lead of their tough opponents from Mexico, the tall Russian athletes gained momentum in the fourth set (25-19) and never looked back.
Mexico continue their U20 World Champs campaign on Saturday versus Bulgaria while Russia enjoy a rest day on the second competition day of the 2013 FIVB Women’s U20 World Championship.
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