Russia celebrate their straight-set win over Kenya and maintain a 3-0 win-record in the FIVB Volleyball Women's World Cup at the Yoyogi National Stadium on Monday
Tatiana Kosheleva led Russia with 16 points, while team-mate Natalia Malykh added 10 points. The Kenyan tandem of Brackcides Khadambi and Mercy Moim produced 16 and 12 points, respectively.
Russia utilised a good attack technique that produced a balanced distribution of hits from its players. The Kenyans had some good offence surge in the first set but their defence could not contain the strong spikes. Russia sealed the first set win 25-16.
Kenya opened the second set with a 4-1 lead but Russia were quick to react and tied the game at 4-all. Kenya kept up with the Russian tempo in some moments in the set but could not cope up with the stronger and taller Russian attackers in the final plays. Russia still surfaced on top 25-21. In the third set, Kenya emerged with the lead of 8-5 and 16-14 in both technical timeouts, but Russia mounted a wall in the final plays that secured the set and match victory 25-21.