Tatiana Kosheleva (centre) celebrate with her team-mates after their 3-0 win over Peru in the FIVB Volleyball Women's World Cup at the Sendai Gymnasium on Tuesday
Tatiana Kosheleva had another top-scoring match with 19 points, followed by Natalia Malykh and Irina Fetisova, who charted 15 and 13 points, respectively, for Russia. The Russian attackers had a field day on scoring and dominated the Peruvian hitters, who only managed to score a total of 30 spikes in the match.
Russia dominated Peru in the opening set even though their top scorer Nataliya Obmochaeva sat on the bench the entire match. Kosheleva, Fetisova and Malykh took turns in attacking the Peruvian defence, which resulted to 25-14 and 25-10 victories in the first two sets, respectively.
Peru moved better on offence in the third set but the Russian seem secured in the early stages of the set. Peru then staged a strong comeback that gave them the lead at 17-16, but the Russia quickly wiped out the Peruvian lead and took over again 23-20. Kosheleva and Malykh scored the final two points to secure set and match 25-20.