Korean Air Regains First Place in Men’s Volleyball

‘14 Blocks’ Korean Air Regains First Place in Men’s Volleyball After 74 Days

In the women’s division, Cheong Kwan-jang caught up with road construction and chased down third place GS Caltex.

Professional volleyball Korean Air regained first place in the men’s division.

Korean Air won with a set score of 3-0 (25-16 25-19 25-17) in the visiting match against KEPCO in the Dodram 2023-2024 V-League Men’s Division held at Suwon Gymnasium on the 11th.

Korean Air, which recorded 17 wins, 11 losses, and 53 points along with 3 consecutive wins, took the top spot on the leaderboard, pushing out Woori Card (18 wins, 9 losses, 52 points), which had been in first place. 스포츠토토

It has been 74 days since November 29 last year that Korean Air rose to first place in the regular season.

On this day, Korean Air came up with a strategy to destroy KEPCO’s receiving with a strong serve and block the opponent’s attack route.

This worked exactly.

Korean Air overwhelmed KEPCO in the serve with a 4-0 serve ace, and also took a significant lead in blocking with 14-6.

In addition, Lim Dong-hyuk led the attack, scoring the most points for both teams with 22 points and an attack success rate of 64.52%, showing a performance worthy of foreign players.

Jeong Ji-seok, Kim Gyu-min, and Han Seo-seok each recorded three blocks, and Kim Min-jae and Kwak Seung-seok also scored two blocking points each.

KEPCO, mired in three consecutive losses, remained in 5th place with 14 wins, 14 losses, and 41 points.

KEPCO, which could have jumped to 3rd place, within range of spring volleyball, by earning 3 points on this day, was overwhelmed by Korean Air in both offense and defense and ended up falling victim to the opponent’s jump to the lead.

In the first set, Korean Air took the lead with Lim Dong-hyuk’s strong rear attack.

With a 10-9 lead, Lim Dong-hyuk used three back attacks to immediately make it 13-10.

At 14-13, 3 of the opponent’s errors and Lim Dong-hyuk’s 2 points were combined to advance to 20-13 and secure the first set victory.

In the second set, Kwak Seung-seok blocked Seo Jae-deok’s attack to make it 3-1, and Jeong Ji-seok immediately scored on serve.

At 8-6, Kim Min-jae and Han Seon-su made two consecutive blocks, completely breaking KEPCO’s will to chase.

KEPCO, which was on the brink, changed the setter from Ha Seung-woo to Kim Gwang-guk, but it did not have much effect, and Korean Air easily defeated KEPCO, which had lost its fighting spirit, 25-17 and took 3 points.

In the women’s match held at Chungmu Gymnasium in Daejeon, Jeong Kwan-Jang defeated Korea Expressway Corporation 3-1 (25-23 25-23 20-25 25-21).

CheongKwanJang, ranked 4th with 14 wins, 14 losses, and 44 points on the season, trailed GS Caltex, which ranked 3rd (16 wins, 11 losses, 45 points), which had played one less game, by one point.

The 5th round match between GS Caltex and Cheong Kwan Jang, held at Jangchung Gymnasium in Seoul on the 21st, is expected to be a decisive match that will decide the fate of both teams.

In the first set, Cheong Gwan-jang was unable to escape due to the monotonous attack relying on three wing attackers, Giovanna Milana (registered name Zia), Lee So-young, and Megawatti Puttywi (registered name Mega), despite the road construction company’s successive attacks.

At the last minute, middle blocker Jeong Ho-young’s quick break broke out and the team took a breather.

Cheong Kwan-Jang, who had a hard time winning the first set thanks to Jia’s consecutive time-lag attack scores, took a comfortable lead in the second set thanks to the pairing of Jia and Mega, but was chased in the second half of the set.

This time, Hoyoung Jeong accumulated a set point with a touchout score following a fast break, and Jia finished with a quick open score at 24-23.

After giving up the third set, Zia roared as the solution to the fierce battle that continued until the end of the fourth set.

At 21-20, Jia scored an exquisite serve ace over the right endline, and at 23-20, he blocked the attack of road construction company Banya Bukiric (registered name Bukiric) with his best defense.

Jia smiled brighter as Lee So-young took advantage of this ball and accumulated match point.

Jia scored 23 points, Mega scored 22 points, and Lee So-young added 16 points, taking responsibility for Cheong Kwan-Jang’s 3 points.

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