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Russia downed Japan in four sets, Kosheleva and Goncharova best on the court

In the second round of FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Grand Champions Cup at the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium, Russia defeated Japan in four sets (22:25, 25:18, 25:22, 28:26).


Goncharova and Kosheleva combined for 42 of Russia’s 100-point output against Japan. Goncharova had 18 attacks, three blocks and an ace; while Kosheleva had 17 attacks, two blocks and an ace. Russia dominated at the net with 22 blocks in the match. Russia have never lost their second match in their previous four appearances at the World Grand Champions Cup, where they beat Japan in 1993 and 1997, Brazil in 2001 and the Dominican Republic in 2013.

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