Russia - Chempionat Sredi Zhenshchin 2019/2020

  • Some remarks to last weeks cup matches:


    Lokomotiv-Krasnodar had two remarkable occurences. After the first few points the lights went out for several minutes. Krasnodar was ahead 14:8 in the tie-break and lost. Bessonaya looked very tired in the 5th set.

    Lokomotiv was overall a bit disappointing. Even without Voronkova and Galkina (Brovkina is sub) they should not lose two sets to Krasnodar and Minchanka.


    Uralochka looked worse. Ok they missed Parubets, Pilipenko and Safonova but they only won 3:2 agains Cherepovets...

    :offtopic:Shepeleva (Cherepovets) might be the cutest (non-turkish) libero...

  • In a couple of hours the Russian league will start.

    Some of my thought to the teams on paper:


    Moscow: Better OH options than last season. Krotkova should be the starting Russian OH (youngest) but she is back from injury. Shcherban and Rusakova are more experienced but had a disappointing last season. Top favourite to win the league.


    Lokomotiv: Kurilo for Kutyukova and Iurinskaya for Savonova. Should be on the same level as last season (top 3). I hope Shevchuk, Iurinskaya and Brovkina will get to play against weaker teams.


    Uralochka: Pilipenko for Malova, Anisova for Garelik. Will be difficult to get 3rd place. Unfortunately Burkova won't be able to show her skills because Romanova is staying and Salikova joined the team.


    Kazan: Added two good foreigners and Malova, "lost" Malygina and Bavykina. Setter position might be a problem (don't know who is second setter since Romanova apparently stayed in Ekaterinburg). Top 3 shouldn't be a problem if Startseva shows a decent form and Kadochkina is healthy.


    Yenisey: Some changes on OPP/OH. I think they will not be as strong as last season.


    Zarechye: Russu and Vorobyeva have to step up this season. Young team that might struggle this season.


    Krasnodar: Lazareva, Lazarenko, Rimma Goncharova and Bessonaya are new. Perepelkina was one of the best blocker last season but the MB position is looking good this season too. Reception might be a problem as it was last season. Should do better than last season. Sperskaite/Pipunyrova as starting OH would be nice.


    Leningradka: A lot of changes in this team. The setter position is not that strong. Good OH's, MB's and Garelik should make a strong OPP. Should do considerably better than last season.


    Sakhalin: Several new players. A lot of them can play on a good level, nobody is top. Good sub options no clear starters in most positions. Team looks stronger than last season. Time for Novik to show what she can.


    Minchanka: Had a really poor season. Grichkevich is a big loss. I do not expect a lot from the team but maybe they can surprise this season.


    Dinamo-Metar: Better setter, lost Pilipenko. A lot of young players. Trying to win more games than last season (2).


    Proton: Not as young as Dinamo-Metar. Several changes. Not sure they will do much better than last season.

  • 1st round


    Proton vs D.Moscow 3:2 (25-23, 26-24, 19-25, 19-25, 15-13)

    Bavykina 23, Shcherban 21, Simonenko 20, Havelkova 14


    Zarechie vs Leningradka 3:0 (25-17, 25-21, 25-21)

    Russu 19, Vorobyeva 18, Samadova 13


    D.Metar vs Lokomotiv 0:3 (22-25, 18-25, 14-25)

    Voronkova 20, Kurilo 14, Cleger 13,


    Sakhalin vs D.Kazan 3:2 (25-18, 24-26, 21-25, 25-16, 15-10)

    Fedorovtseva 28, Konovalova 17, Samoilova 15


    Uralochka vs Minchanka 3:0 (25-18, 25-21, 25-16)

    Parubets 22, Anisova 13, Sokolchik 13


    D.Krasnodar vs Enisei 3:1 (25-23, 23-25, 25-20, 25-21)

    Sperskaite 24, Khaletskaya 23, Drpa 19

  • When will Kazan match start??


    Actually they played against Sahkalin today but they had conference yesterday, plus they missed Dela Cruz so they didn't send their main players there. their next game will be in 19 october at 18:00 (Croatia time) against Lokomotiv Kaliningrad. You can watch the games of Kazan on tvstart.ru


    http://tvstart.ru/en/