Corrientes, Argentina, August, 19, 2015 – Russia contained Bulgaria’s growth with a ruthless 27-point production by Yakovlev and headed to Quarterfinals after its 3-1 victory (25-20, 25-19, 23-25, 25-17). Russia is moving now to Resistencia where on Friday night will face a difficult United States squad.
In the most even match of the Round of 16 in Corrientes, Russia defeated Bulgaria with another great performance by Dmitry Yakovlev. The Russian opposite contributed with 27 points (24 spikes, 2 blocks and 1 ace) to terminate a growing Bulgaria that had in Radoslav Parapunov and Plamen Shekerdzhiev its highest production.
Konstantin Abaev and Aleksei Kononov presented 5 blocking points each in their individual stats sheet, and helped Russia overcame in the continental clash. Andrey Nozdrin team gave another proof of their roster flexibility, as Ivan Piskarev replaced with profit a discret Aleksei Chanchikov.