Reserves get chance in Dinamo Moscow 3-1 victory


Dinamo Moscow Yurii Panchenko utilised his reserve players in their match against NEC Red Rockets; the Russian side won 3-1

Kobe, Japan, May 13, 2017 – The reserve players of Dinamo Moscow got the chance to play in the match against NEC Red Rockets, which they conquered in four sets in the FIVB Volleyball Women’s Club World Championship Kobe 2017.

Dinamo Moscow captain Vera Vetrova was pleased with this exposure on this reserves.

“We are pleased with the win today,” Vetrova said. “Many of our reserve players got the chance to play. We did not reach our gaol to make the semifinals, but we are happy about the victory.”

Dinamo Moscow aimed for a semifinals appearance but lost to Rexona-SESC Rio in straight sets on Friday, May 12.  

“It is unfortunate that we did not meet our target of making it to the semifinals, but today was a chance to allow everybody to play,” coach Yurii Panchenko said. “NEC played with confidence and intelligence. They always have a good technique and they are mentally strong.”

NEC Red Rockets coach Akinori Yamada saw the loss as a positive lesson for his team.

“The quality of our first play on service attack was better,” Yamada said. “Their service did not disrupt our game. We stuck to our own game plan and this will bring us growth as a team. We have learned that when we play against tall teams, we need more synergy. This was the best game of the tournament for us.”

NEC Red Rockets won their first set in the tournament. They made a great effort to win 25-22 in the second set.

“For the first time in the competition, we were able to win one set,” captain Haruyo Shimamura said. “Our strong all-out volleyball spirit showed today. This match loss gave us confidence for the future.”

“We got confidence as a team from this match,” Sarina Koga said. “Yesterday, after reaching the 20th point, we allowed our opponents to score. It was different today. We were able to win one set, which is positive.”


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