Korean Air swept KB Insurance, while IBK pulled off dramatic upset over Roadworks
Korean Air snapped a three-game losing streak in men’s professional volleyball, led by third-year outside hitter Jeong Jung-yong.
Korean Air defeated KB Insurance 3-2 (25-23 23-25 25-20 21-25 15-10) in straight sets in their Dodram 2023-2024 V League home match at Gyeyang Gymnasium in Incheon on Monday.
Korean Air snapped a two-game losing streak and earned its second win of the season, while KB Insurance suffered its third straight defeat.
With main man Jeong Ji-seok out due to injury, Jeong Jung-yong led the way with 29 points (65.00% attack percentage), breaking his career high for points in a single match.
In a tense atmosphere, the match was not decided until the fifth set.
Korean Air jumped out to a 4-1 lead before conceding a 5-5 tie, but Lim Dong-hyuk (6 points) and Jeong Jung-yong (4 points) were the difference makers.
At 6-6, Lim hit a sharp diagonal attack from the back row and then followed it up with another back-attack from the center.
Then, at 11-9, Jeong sealed the victory by blocking back-to-back attacks from Andres Villena (registered name Villena).
Sets 1 through 4 were split between the two teams.
Korean Air saved a set point at 23-22 in the first set with a back-attack by Jeong Jeong-yong, and a follow-up attack by Lincoln Williams (registered name Lincoln) saved the day.
KB Insurance committed eight errors in the first set.
In the second set, KB Insurance, led by Bijena (11 points), fought back.
After being tied at 22-20, KB Insurance stopped the flow with a timeout and regained the lead with a diagonal attack by Bijena and a quick open by Hong Sang-hyuk. Bijena then finished off the set with a back attack.
Korean Air regained the lead in the third set by shutting down Bijena.
Four of Korean Air’s five blocks in the third set came against Bijena. With the score tied at zero, Bijena committed four unforced errors and scored just two points.
KB Insurance came alive in the fourth set and pushed the match to a fifth set with Bijena (five kills), but Korean Air won the match.
In the women’s match at the Gimcheon Gymnasium, IBK IBK earned its first win of the season with a thrilling “reverse sweep” (winning three sets after dropping two).
IBK pulled off a dramatic come-from-behind victory over defending champion Korea Expressway Corporation, which won the championship match last season, with a set score of 3-2 (22-25 21-25 25-19 25-21 15-13).
KEB Hana reported a hard-fought victory after losing its opening three matches, while Korea Express suffered its fourth straight defeat.
After dropping the first and second sets helplessly, IBK bounced back to take the third and fourth sets to even the match, but was down 5-8 in the fifth set.
After two consecutive errors by the opponent and an open attack by Pyo Seung-joo narrowed the gap to 8-10, IBK quickly turned the tide to 12-10 with consecutive points by Kim Hyun-jung and Hwang Min-kyung, a block by Choi Jung-min, and an opponent error.
At 14-13 match point, Pyo Seung-ju’s spike off a 안전카지노사이트 Hwang Min-kyung toss fell into the court, ending the match.
Corporate Bank foreign player Brittany Abecrombie (registered name Abecrombie) led both teams with 34 kills, followed by Pyo Seung-ju with 16.
Choi Jung-min had 11 points with five solo blocks, while Hwang Min-kyung focused four of her eight points on the fifth set.
Meanwhile, the end of the first set saw a rare situation where the ‘end of set’ was reversed.
With the score 24-22 in favor of DOT, an overnet was called for IBK’s Ponpun Gedpard (registered name Ponpun), who was trying to block an attack by DOT’s Kim Se-bin.
Referee Nam Young-soo declared the set over, but Kim Ho-cheol, the head coach of IBK, argued that Kim Se-bin was responsible for the attack, not Ponpoon’s overnet.
This claim was accepted and the players, who had moved to the opposite court, returned to their seats.
Roadworks head coach Kim Jong-min requested a video review, which showed that Kim Se-bin’s attack touched Phonpun’s body and went out of bounds, thus preserving Roadworks’ first set victory. 카지노사이트