Samsung Fire, KB Sonbo defeated to regain 4th place…Pepper Savings longest losing streak

Samsung Fire moves up to fourth place after beating KB Insurance.

Samsung Fire won 3-2 (25-17 18-25 19-25 25-23 15-11) against KB Insurance in the men’s Dodram 2023-2024 V-League on Tuesday at Uijeongbu Gymnasium.

Samsung Fire (16 W, 12 L, 42 points), who are aiming to qualify for the ‘Spring Volleyball’, 안전 토토사이트 escaped a three-game losing streak and jumped from fifth to fourth place.

Samsung Fire‘s foreign players Yosubani (40 points), Kim Jung-ho (11 points) and Kim Woo-jin (10 points) led the way in the victory. Yosubani boasted an offensive success rate of over 60 percent.

KB Insurance (4W-23L-18P), mired in a five-game losing streak, remained in last place.

KB’s foreign players Bijena (32 points) and Hwang Kyung-min (17 points) played well, but the lack of depth was not enough to stop the losing streak.

Samsung Fire took control of the first set early on, led by Yosubani’s performance. They went up 16-10 midway through the set and easily outpaced their opponents.

KB Insurance fought back and changed the momentum in the second set with high-flying attacks from Hwang Kyung-min and Bi Yena. Hwang Kyung-min showed a high attack success rate in the second set and helped turn the match around.

With KB Insurance leading 7-5 in the third set, Hwang scored three straight points, starting with a quick opener. At 15-12, they scored three straight points, including a back attack by Hong Sang-hyuk. At 24-19, Bijena’s open attack made the difference.

Pushed to the brink, Samsung Fire took a 13-8 lead in the fourth set and looked to be on their way to an easy win. However, they were tied at 23-23 at the end of the set.

At the crunch time, setter Yosubani unleashed a series of high-flying attacks. He converted a series of open attacks to push the match to a fifth set.

KB Insurance gained momentum at 3-3 in the fifth set with consecutive blocks by Woo Sang-jo and Biyena.

However, Samsung Fire calmly narrowed the gap. Trailing 10-11, the opponent’s back-to-back errors made it 13-11 after a block by Biyena. After an attack error by Bijena set up match point, Yosubani’s open attack ended the match.

Pepper Savings Bank set a new record for the longest losing streak in the women’s division.

Pepper Savings Bank lost 0-3 (14-25 12-25 19-25) against IBK IBK at the Hwaseong General Indoor Gymnasium.

After winning against GS Caltex on November 10 last year, Pepper Savings Bank went a whopping 61 days without a win. They lost 21 straight matches, setting a new record for the longest losing streak in the V-League Women’s Division.

On the day, Pepper Savings Bank tried to win the game with Park Jung-ah (9 points) and Phillips (8 points), but they were unable to break the losing streak as their organization faltered early in the first set.

With two consecutive wins, fifth-ranked IBK (13-14, 39 points) is looking to close the gap on fourth-ranked Jeong Kwan-jang (13-14, 41 points) and advance to the ‘Spring Volleyball’.

In addition, IBK has been dominant against Pepper Savings Bank this season with five wins and no losses.

Abe Crombie (20 points), Hwang Min-kyung (11 points), and Pyo Seung-ju (10 points) led the way for the victory. Abecrombie posted a high offensive success rate of 54.29%.

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