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Russia see off Dominican Republic in straight sets

Ningbo, China, July 4, 2015 - Russia registered the second vcitory in Pool B cruising to a fairly speedy 3-0 win (25-15, 25-22, 25-8) over Dominican Republic.

Russia dominated the first set from the beginning as their superiority has been almost faultless to close it out at 25-15. The second set posed more problems for the European team as Dominican Republic put some solid resistance. A smart play from Rondon Martinez tied the score ar 21-21 but in the next rally it was Nataliya Goncharova who nailed the ball down giving Russia a 23-22 lead. This proved to be a crucial moment as Russia won the next two points to clinch the set 25-22.

In the third set Russia quickly raced off into a 8-4 lead which they managed to extend continously, overwhelmig their opposition with great blocking and serivce skills. Alexandra Pasynkova added some great spikes to take the set 25-8.

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