Logodor claim Women’s All-Russian Beach Soccer Cup


On International Women’s Day, the Women’s All-Russian Cup ended in Korolev. Eight clubs took part in the tournament.

Energia MEI (Moscow) got its first victory in the tournament, bringing them to the final seventh place. This win is the first win in the history of the team at high-level competitions.

Drive32-BGUOR (Bryansk) beat Zadornye (Moscow) in a duel for the 5th place. The main time of the match ended with a score of 6:6, but in overtime, Milana Ulanovskaya scored two goals to give Drive32-BGUOR so desired victory.

In the game for the third place, Moscow prevailed over Saint Petersburg, with Strogino running past Groza to clinch the bronze. The fight ended with a score of 4:1.

The final between Zvezda (St. Petersburg) and Logodor (Moscow) was intended to become a real decoration of the whole tournament. The Muscovite side, led by the competition’s MVP and Top Scorer Varvara Bychkova, upset the BSC Zvezda in a truly hard-fought final in Korolev. Her two goals equalized Alekseeva’s and Petrova’s efforts for the girls from Saint Petersburg, and the game went to the penalty kick shootout.

In the shootout, Logodor’s goalkeeper Ekaterina Komrakova became the hero for her side, saving two of the Zvezda’s attempts to get Logodor the first-ever Women’s all-Russian Cup.

Final Results
Match for the 7th place.
Energia MEI (Moscow) 5:2 Murphy (Kaliningrad)

Match for the 5th place.
Drive32-BGOUR (Bryansk) 8:6 Zadornye (Moscow)

Match for the 3rd place.
Strogino (Moscow) 5:1 Groza (St. Petersburg)

Zvezda (St. Petersburg) 2:2 (pen. 2:3) Logodor (Moscow)

Individual awards
Top Scorer and MVP: Varvara Bychkova (Logodor).
Best Goalkeeper: Ekaterina Komrakova (Logodor).
Fair Play Award: Drive32-BGUOR.