Russia blew a great chance to go two sets up, when they allowed Korea to score six straight points at 23-19 in the second. With Yang Hyo Jin creating all sorts of problems from the service line (including two direct aces) Korea rallied back to tie the overall score at 1-1.
They didn’t make that mistake twice, though, and led by Tatiana Kosheleva who scored 22 points, including a 57% attacking efficiency (17/30) and four aces, Russia persevered until Korea ran out of steam in the fourth.
Nataliya Goncharova was joint top scorer of the game with 22 points. Korea’s Kim Yeon-Koung was restricted to 20, as Russia overwhelmed the blocking 14 stuffs to 6 and serving 12 aces (including 5 from Irina Voronkova) to 7.