Korean Air, the defending champion of the professional volleyball men’s division, which is challenging its ‘4th consecutive win’ this season, won a complete victory over Hyundai Capital in the season opening match Even though main gunner Jeong Ji-seok and middle blocker Kim Min-jae were unable to play due to injuries, they diversified their attacks and boasted strong power to overwhelm their opponents. Korean Air won against Hyundai Capital with a set score of 3-0 (27-25 25-22 25-23) in the Dodram 2023-2024 V League home game held at Gyeyang Gymnasium in Incheon on the 14th.Korean Air got off to a good start by winning the opening game for the fifth consecutive season .Korean Air, which defeated Hyundai Capital in the third round of the championship on April 3 and won the 2022-2023 season, defeated Hyundai Capital again when it met again after 194 days.
As expected of the two teams that fought in the championship game last season, they faced each other fiercely in a close deuce match from the first set in the opening game of the new season .Korean Air was down 17-20, but then tied the score with Lincoln Williams (registered name: Lincoln) scoring two consecutive points and Kim Gyu-min’s fast break .At 25-25, Korean Air won the set point thanks to Lincoln’s rearguard attack, and Jeong Han-yong blocked Ahmed Ikhbairi (registered name Ahmed)’s attack to end the first set .Of the 10 points in the first set, Lincoln showed concentration by scoring only 6 points after 17 points in the second half of the set. In the second set, Korean Air scored four consecutive points at the start to take the lead.
Korean Air setter Han played the game easily by distributing the ball to Jeong Han-yong and Kim Gyu-min in the second set .Lincoln, who had been quiet throughout the second set, scored the decisive score at 21-19 by accurately hitting an empty spot on the diagonal of the Hyundai Capital court with an exquisite fake push attack. From the middle of the set, where they were ahead 15-13, Korean Air exchanged one point at a time without scoring consecutively, and ended the second set relatively easily at 25-22.Korean Air continued the momentum of winning the first two sets and ended the match in the third set .At 3-4, Kwak Seung-seok’s quick open allowed him to score and serve at the same time, and he succeeded in scoring 7 consecutive points on Kwak Seung-seok’s serve, tilting the pendulum at once. Lincoln scored the most points on the team with 19 points, and Jeong Han-yong, who replaced Ji-seok Jeong, scored 12 points and had an attack success rate of 76.92%.
Kim Gyu-min also formed a triangle with 10 points, including 4 blocking points. Hyundai Capital’s Ahmed scored 30 points, the most for both teams, but struggled with a monotonous game in which the attack was focused on Ahmed .Heo Soo-bong, the national team’s apothecary spiker, who played as a middle blocker in the opening game with the signing of Ahmed, failed to show off his skills to the fullest, scoring only 10 points. Middle blocker Chai Pei-chang (registered name Pei-chang), who joined Hyundai Capital in the Asian quarter and played as a starter, had a successful debut with 7 points.In the opening match of the women’s division held at Gimcheon Gymnasium, Heungkuk Life Insurance defeated the home team Korea Expressway Corporation with a set score of 3-0 (25-20 25-13 25-16).
Heungkuk Life Insurance took first place in the regular league last season and won two games in the championship game (three wins out of five), but lost three games to the Korea Expressway Corporation and finished in second place .Heungkuk Life Insurance, which ‘skilled itself’ through intensive training throughout the off-season, overwhelmed the Korea Expressway Corporation in the opening game of the new season and won a ‘shutout’ (3-0) victory. Heungkuk Life Insurance won the first set, 16-16, with Kim Yeon-kyung scoring two consecutive points .Even when Kim Yeon-kyung was ahead 20-18, she received a toss from Lee Won-jeong and succeeded in scoring with a rear-guard attack, turning the situation around .Heungkuk Life Insurance ended the first set at 23-20 with Kim Yeon-kyung’s quick open attack and Lee Won-jeong’s blocking score, which blocked Tanacha Ssuksot’s (registered name: Tanacha) attack.
Heungkuk Life Insurance, which gave up only 13 points to the road construction company in the second set and won with a score close to a double score, easily took the third set 25-16.Heungkuk Life Insurance’s Jelena Mrazenovic (registered name Jelena) played an active role with 20 points, the most for both teams, while Kim Yeon-kyung also scored 16 points, resulting in 36 points from the fingertips of the two players alone .Heungkuk Life Insurance performed much more stably in terms of number of fire rooms, with 13 for Heungkuk Life Insurance and 23 for Road Corporation. The road construction company fell short of expectations with new foreign player Banya Bukiric (registered name Bukiric) scoring 12 points, an attack success rate of 30.56%, and 10 errors.
Asian quarter player Thanacha also appeared to need more time to adapt, with 6 points and an attack success rate of 22.22%.Above all, the road construction company was unable to fill the void left by starting setter Lee Yoon-jeong leaving due to a knee injury right before the opening season. Park Eun-ji, the only setter in the road construction entry, took charge of the game alone 토토사이트 until the end and succeeded in two serve aces, but was given the task of working with the attackers.