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Took, gave away, taken away

In the first two sets, there was only one team on the court. The hosts tortured guests with serves (shortened, which Masliev did not have time for), terrorized by the block, looked much more confident in attack. As a consequence, the game is with one goal, 25:13, 25:14. Continue in the same spirit did not work: Valery Pyaskovsky, shuffling the composition, finally found the optimal combination and Vartovites, cornered, started to snap. And the Surgutyans developed the third set syndrome: thought, that the game will win itself. Ace Shahbanmirzaeva (9:11) still left a chance to fight, but the knocked down move gave the opponent a lot of finishing chances, which Makarenko played with pleasure (13:20). At the end, Rafael Khabibullin removed Shakhbanmirzaev and Chereisky from the site, and the set naturally ended in favor of Ugra-Samotlor, 17:25.

In the fourth game guests, who got a good move, continued to press, but the owners also woke up a spirit of resistance. Twice during the set, Gazprom-Yugra reduced the distance to a minimum - first with another ace of Shakhbanmirzaev, 12:13, and then on excellent serves of the regular joker Kirillov, 16:17. Two mistakes of Vartovans in attack - Makarenko hit out-of-bounds, and Papazov knocked on the block - they have already indicated the minimum advantage of the Surgutyans, 20:19. Equal ending (22:22) first, Bogachev, who had recouped from the block on the third attempt, swung in his direction, and then Papazov gave two excellent feeds: first sold the match ball myself, and then the block was closed by Shakhbanmirzaev, 22:25.

Equal start of the fifth set with two breaks in a row was broken by "Ugra-Samotlor": the block was closed by Shakhbanmirzaev and - almost the only case in the whole game - by Chereisky, 4:6. Circus performed by Rukavishnikov, when he saved the ball flying behind his back without looking, and excellent actions in Nikishin's attack restored the balance, 7:6, with a minimal advantage the home team switched sides. Masliev, who replaced the tired Makarenko, serves in the middle of the net, 10:8. In the next rally, Surgutyans raise Papazov's attack in defense, put a block on Piuna, but Bogachev succeeds in almost everything - 10:9. Rukavishnikov grabs the ball in the belay, and the game is reset, 10:10.

Chereyskiy pulls out two blockers at once and Kostylenko scores on a clean net, 12:11. Shakhbanmirzaev fails to serve, and Bogachev shoots an ace, 12:13. Samotlor's legionnaire sends the ball out after a time-out, and "Gazprom-Ugra" goes to serve Fialkovsky. However, the serve does not decide the outcome of the game, and defense - Kirill drags Verny's attack on the back line, and then the triple block covers Papazov's attempt, 14:13. Kovalikov gives the last pass to Makarenko, who again entered the pitch, but the winger who was tormenting two games of the hosts is closed in the fourth zone, 15:13.

Senior coach of VC "Gazprom-Ugra" (Surgut) Anton Malyshev: In the first two games we showed that game, which must be demonstrated throughout the match. But back to reality - we still lack concentration, and we can fall to the fifth batch, playing the game, close to ideal. Starting from the third game, the opponent played a little more confidently, shifted emphasis to other areas. We needed to rebuild, as you saw, quite a long time. Nevertheless, I congratulate the team, we gave the fans a victory, albeit in a difficult, tortured struggle. We've lost too much in this tie-break lottery, so today was our day, we hit the jackpot.


Captain of VC "Gazprom-Yugra" (Surgut) Eugene Rukavishnikov: maybe, that the opponent did not succeed at the beginning. We served well, put a lot of blocks, respectively, and the result was. In the third game "Samotlor" established a reception and with a good reception they played in the attack, hooked up the first pace. And our serve sagged and it became more difficult to play. Before the fifth set we talked about how many "five-hats" had already lost, how can. The fans supported us, thanks to them. Last block - yes, my. Just worked with my striker.


Head coach of VC "Ugra-Samotlor" (Nizhnevartovsk) Valery Pyaskovsky: The game, in principle, turned out to be interesting. Everybody saw, what we had to lose 0:3, but imposed a fight, entered the fifth game. In the fifth installment, it's a lottery somewhere, made their mistakes somewhere. I think, that the Ugra derby succeeded, the main thing, that the audience was satisfied. They are great, well support the team in Surgut.



Date Time Championship
06.02.2021 18:00 Russian championship 2020-2021


Gazprom-Yugra (Surgut)25251722153
Ugra-Samotlor (Nizhnevartovsk)13142525132


g. Surgut, str. Bystrinskaya, 18/4. SK "Prime Arena"