Pavel Pankov of Russia fights on the net against Italy's Marco Pierotti
Tijuana, Mexico, September 17, 2015 - Russia had no problems to advance to the Final 4 in the last match of the second pools phase that came to an end at the Baja California High Performance Centre.
The Russian team won 3-0 (25-20, 28-26, 25-16) against Italy, that fought for the final ticket available. The Italians were so close in the second set when they even had the chance to convert the match points in a couple of times.
But Russia overcame by grabbing points from their errors and served for five aces, as well as they controled the net with 14 blocks.
Dmitry Volkov finished with 14 points for Russia, while Denis Bogdan scored 8. Italy’s Andrea Argenta topped with 13 and Alberto Polo scored 11.