Russia: Lokomotiv Novosibirsk extends the series with Zenit Kazan
It extends up to game 4 in Russia the Scudetto semi-final series in between Locomotive Novosibirsk And Zenit Kazan. In the first game in front of their fans, the Siberians maintained their home advantage by beating a team that had not lost since October 29 with a clear 3:0 (25:18, 27:25, 25:23). and the a number of ended 34 game hitting streak. Tomorrow (Sunday 23rd April) there is a replay, still at Lokomotiv, while on Monday 24th Race 3 takes place in between Zenith St. Petersburg And Dynamo Moscowwith Moscow leading 2-0.
Crucial for Lokomotiv is the return at full speed Drazen Luburic, recovering from injury and author of 20 points with 53% offense and 4 aces. In the first set Lokomotiv is simply unstoppable with 76% effectiveness, in the second Zenit tries to react with a blunt replacement Volkov with Surmachevsky (8 points out of 67%), but that’s not enough; is the hero of the third movement Omar Kurbanov, who scored 9 out of 13 points in this partial. For Zenit Kazan it’s only double digits Maxim Mikhailov with 14 points.
In the semifinals for fifth placeQUESTIONS opened the series with the Belogory Belgorodwho prevailed 3-0 in Game 3. Meanwhile, the playouts also started with three-set wins Ugra Samotlor And Neftyanik Orenburg against Nova and Stroitel Minsk.
(Source: BO Sport)