BARBOZA WITH RUSSIA’S UFIMOCHKA: Cynthia Barboza (Long Beach, Calif.), an outside hitter with the U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team, is competing in Russia this season with Ufimochka UGNTU. Ufimochka won its third straight Russia Super League match on Nov. 18 with a 25-22, 25-27, 25-22, 25-21 upset over Dinamo Krasnodar. Barboza notched a match-high 25 points with 20 kills on 50 attacks and five aces. She added a 52 positive and 41 excellent reception percent on 27 chances. Ufimochka (3-4, 13 points) will seek a fourth straight win on Dec. 2 as it faces Uralochka-NTMK (4-3). Prior to the Russia Super League resuming, Ufimochka will play in the Russia Cup semifinal stage group D. Ufimochka opens with a rematch versus Krasnodar on Nov. 26, followed by Yenisei on Nov. 27 and Omichka on Nov. 28.
I had the pleasure of attending this volleyball game in Ufa, Russia. It was a very exciting game with lots of action. The Russian fans loved the game and were cheering for Cynthia and Destinee Hooker.
The photo below was taken at an Italian Restaurant in the middle of Russia.
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Photo: Cynthia Barboza, Heather Bown, Jorden Larson