Minimized last season to the stage of the regular season in order to prepare for the Olympics in Rio, the new championship of Russia on volleyball is played in the usual scheme of knockout games. To them still far, but already now it becomes clear, who will tie the main struggle for medals.
Pavel Pankov — new link “Kuzbass”. Photo: kuzbass-volley.ru
Slip at the start of the Moscow “Dynamo”, which in the offseason left a key player Ivan Zaytsev, the Italian passport, was short-lived, and now the capital club returns missed. The team was headed by the ex-coxswain of the women’s team of Russia Yuri Marichev, one of the few Russian specialists who know how to cook and men and women. Oleg Antonov in Dynamo is now an assistant. In the 8th round of the Muscovites ran into resistance at home, they took one of the outsiders and even without the injured Sergei Grankin has decided the issue in 3 sets exclusively due to the “physics” of the resource. Now the blue and white will travel to Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug, where he will hold 2 meetings in Nizhnevartovsk and later in Surgut.
Just wonderful acts “Kuzbass”. From Kemerovo, the team has two volleyball players from around the world: experienced binders Sergey Makarov and Nikolay blocking Apalikov who won almost everything with Zenit. And the first number — one award-winning at the youth level player, the brother of the origina Ekaterina Pankova Paul. Young binders in the game with the “Ural” scored mostly a huge serve.
Meanwhile, virtually assured themselves of participation in the main round of the Champions League “Belogore” Gennady Shipulin. In the first game of the 3rd qualification round in Belogore scored a victory in 3 sets (25:15, 25:18, 25:20) over the Belgian club “Gentofte”. The return leg is scheduled for November 20, so the game southerners in Krasnoyarsk postponed to Tuesday.