Russian Cup: Kemerovo down champions Lokomotiv, Belgorod stun Fakel
Kuzbass Kemorovo inflicted a defeat to the national champions Lokomotiv Novosibirsk in Round 2 of the pool stage of the 2020 Russian volleyball Cup. The reigning champions of Russia suffered the first defeat in the preliminary round (pool stage). In the big match of Zone 1 (Pool 1), they succumbed to Kuzbass and Ivan Zaytsev: Italian opposite scored in fact 20 points for the Kemerovo side who swept the rivals in straight sets (25:19, 2519, 25:20).
Belogorie Belgorod surprisingly defeated Fakel Novi Urengoy in Zone 2. It was a four-set victory, partially 25:22, 20:25, 25:12, and 25-18. A teenage outside hitter Pavel Tetyukhin, son of a 2012 London Olympics winner with Russian national team Sergey Tetyukhin, led the Belgorod side with 19 points, while Sergey Chervyakov set up 4 winning blocks.
2020 Kubok Rossii, pool stage – Round 2: