Sunday, August 20, 2017

Ural Yekaterinburg youth team wins youth championship

On Wednesday, the Ural Yekaterinburg youth team won the Urals-Western Siberia championship for junior athletes.

Held in Tyumen, the day-long championship gathered eight teams from across the Sverdlovsk, Omsk, Chelyabinsk, Kurgan and Tyumen regions, as well as the Republic of Bashkortostan and Perm Krai.

Andrew Korchemkin captained the Ural Yekaterinburg team, scoring seven points in three games throughout the day. In the final game of the day, Ural Yekaterinburg defeated Bashkortostan 2-0, with the final goal scored by Korchemkin.

"I believe that this year's tournament in Tyumen was for us the most important race," Korchemkin said. "The winning team will go to the all-Russian final which will be held in late August."

During the award ceremony, Ural teammate Illya Nekrasov received an award for being the best midfielder of the tournament.