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Russian Women Trump Bulgaria in 2nd Round at 2014 Volleyball World Championship

© RIA Novosti . Vladimir Pesnya / Go to the photo bankThe Russian National Women's Volleyball team defeated Bulgaria on Wednesday in their first game of the second round of play at the FIVB World Championships.
The Russian National Women's Volleyball team defeated Bulgaria on Wednesday in their first game of the second round of play at the FIVB World Championships. - Sputnik International
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The Russian National Women’s Volleyball Team defeated Bulgaria at the start of the second round of the 2014 FIVB Volleyball World Championships in Modena, Italy on Tuesday, with a score of 3:1, Izvestia reported.

MOSCOW, October 2 (RIA Novosti) - The Russian National Women’s Volleyball Team defeated Bulgaria at the start of the second round of the 2014 FIVB Volleyball World Championships in Modena, Italy on Tuesday, with a score of 3:1, Izvestia reported.

This round’s European champions started out with a tough first game against the Bulgarian women, trailing 15:16 until the second technical time-out. However, a successful offensive, led by Yekaterina Gamova, combined with a tough defense allowed Russia to come out ahead in the first match, 25:23.

Led by Coach Yuri Marichev, the women went on to win their second match 25:15; Regina Moroz scored three points back-to-back with a successful blocking strategy.

The team didn’t fare as well in the third match, losing 26:28, but rallied for the fourth match, defeating the Bulgarians 25:19.

Today in the second round of the second group round, the Russians are set to meet with the Turkish team.

China defeated Germany 0:3, currently leading the pack in pool E with 11 points. Russia presently stands 3rd in pool F with 9 points, behind Brazil and the United States, with 11 and 12 points, respectively.

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