Russia begin second pool phase by keeping perfect march


Denis Bogdan spikes for Russia as his team beat China 3-0 at the High Performance Centre.

Tijuana, Mexico, September 15, 2015 - Russia defeated China in straight sets (25-12, 25-19. 25-22) and are still undefeated with a solid performance, after winning all their matches in three.

The Russian team coached by Nikhail Nikoalev closed with a solid offense with 13 points by Dmitry Volkov, 12 by Pavel Pankov and 11 by Denis Bogdan.

China had Zhejia Zhang as their best scorer after finishing with 12 units and Libin Liu was second best for China with 7.

Russia had their service as their best weapon with a total of seven team aces. Three of them were by Denis Bogdan and two by captain Pavel Pankov.

China could only ace one time with Guanghui Yu. Russian defense was also key to solve the match with 17 digs against 10 by China.

The European squad kept a very consistent reception with 31 successful attempts against only 23 by China.


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