Neither the Spanish scoring twice in the final minute of meeting avoided defeat (6-7) against Russia wielded great have potential for long-distance shot and the girls optioned Miki Oca.

Russia went ahead in the first minute of play and Spain had opportunities to tie but his releases were to the studs. Also, the Spanish goalkeeper Laura Ester made eight stops before the break, which soothed his team.

Two Cannon shots of Laura Lopez advanced to the selection in the second quarter (2-1, m. 15), but the Russian star Ekaterina Prokofyeva woke up and equalized (2-2, m.16). The Russian broke the party with three almost consecutive goals early in the third quarter (2-5, 20 m). Miki Oca time and a goal from Andrea Blas (3-5, m. 22) gave hope, but two goals more than sentenced Prokofyeva (4-7, m.31).

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Russia dominates the Group A with two wins in two matches and four points. Followed by Spain and the Netherlands, with two points and it is fourth and last Uzbekistan with zero.

Spain (0 + 2 + 1 + 3): Ester; Espar, penalty, couple, Ortiz, Maica García, Laura Lopez (3) – equipment initial-, Bach, Tarrago (1), Miranda, Blas (2), Meseguer and Patricia Herrera (p.s.)

Russia (1 + 1 + 3 + 2): Karnaukh: Prokofyeva (4), Karimova, Alexandra Antonova (2), Grineva, Beliaeva, Ivanova (1), – initial team-, Timofeeva, Zelentsova, Belova, Tankeeva, Diana Antonova and Ustyukhina (p.s.).

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Neither the Spanish scoring twice in the final minute of meeting avoided defeat (6-7) against Russia wielded great have potential for long-distance shot and the girls optioned Miki Oca. Russia went ahead in the first minute of play and Spain had opportunities to tie but his releases were to the...