Maksim Sapozhkov spikes against Turkey's frontline
Riffa, Bahrain, August 18, 2017 - Russia opened their bid in the 2017 FIVB Volleyball Boy’s U19 World Championship with a 3-0 win (25-16, 25-14, 25-12) against Turkey in Pool C at the Isa City Sports Hall on FridayQuick links - Volleyball:
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Russia’s opposite spiker Maksim Sapozhkov led all scorers on the board with 18 points. The Russian defenders imposed a strong presence at the net, scoring off a total of nine blocks, while Turkey converted with a lone deflection.
By the third set, Russia looked for a strong finish. Pavel Tetyukhin served ferociously to sustain a huge 11-0 lead for the Russian side. Turkey faced difficulty in handling the first ball, which Russia clearly took advantage of, scoring a total of five service aces in the match.