Russia prevails against United States

RIMINI, Italy, June 3, 2021 – Russia defeated United States 3-1 (25-22, 25-19, 17-25, 25-19) in a men’s volleyball match of the FIVB Nations League on Thursday.


It was the third victory against one loss for Russia while the United States evened up its record at 2-2.


Egor Kliuka and Maxim Mikhaylov were the best scorers for Russia with 17 and 15 points, respectively, while Ilia Vlasov and Anton Semyshev contributed 12 and 10.


Thomas Jaeschke and Torey Defalco stood out for USA with 16 and 12 points, respectively.


The Russians had the edge in blocks 6-5 while the Americans had the slight margin in aces 3-2. The Russians led in attacks 56-52 and benefitted from 28 opponents’ errors while committing 25 of their own.