Russia sweeps USA

TOKYO, Japan, July 31, 2021 – Russia defeated United States 3-0 (25-20, 25-12, 25-19) in Pool B of the women’s volleyball tournament of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games on Saturday.

Both teams have secured tickets to the quarterfinals of the competition with their current won-loss records of 3-1.

Nataliya Goncharova was the Russian offensive leader with 26 points, followed by Arina Fedorovtseva and Irina Vonkorova witth 13 and 11 points, respectively.

Jordan Larson and Haleigh Washington were limited to 7 points apiece as the top American scorers.

The Russian team only committed 7 unforced errors and held the advantage of 13-8 in blocks and 6-1 in aces.