Korean Air’s men’s volleyball team, missing a number of key players due to early-season injuries, used “gum in place of teeth” for its second straight win.
Korean Air completed a ‘shutout’ 3-0 (25-22 25-22 25-19) victory over visiting Korea Electric Power in the men’s Dodram 2023-2024 V-League at Suwon Gymnasium on Feb. 2.
This is Korean Air’s first back-to-back wins of the season, following a 3-2 victory over KB Insurance on March 28.
With a record of 3-2 and 10 points, Korean Air moved into sole possession of third place, knocking OK Financial Group out of fourth.
Korean Air was without its “duo” of Jung Ji-seok and Goo Seung-seok due to injuries, and on this day, the team was without starter Lincoln Williams (registered name Lincoln) due to a bad knee.
Using Lincoln only briefly as a one-point server, Korean Air was virtually without a foreign player, but Lim Dong-hyuk, Lee Jun, and Jeong Jung-yong filled the void admirably.
Im Dong-hyuk led the offense with a team-high 20 points and a 67.86% attack success rate.
Lee Jun, who joined the team in 2021, was particularly impressive, scoring a game-high 16 points and pulling down six blocks on his own.
Jeong Jung-yong, who formed a “triangle formation” 카지노사이트 with Lim Dong-hyuk and Lee Jun, added 13 points, including three service aces.
On the day, Korean Air more than doubled KEPCO’s (13) blocked shots (5), dominating their opponents in the height department.
KEPCO made several attempts to break out of the losing streak, including switching to an apogee spiker to ease the receiving burden on Thais Lesser Host (real name Thais).
However, Tais had a disappointing showing with 16 points and a 44.12% attack success rate.
Two blocks by Kim Gyu-min were crucial in taking the first set.
At 22-20 and 24-22, Kim Gyu-min blocked Tais’ back attacks twice to close out the first set.
In the second set, Lim Dong-hyuk was a one-man show.
Korean Air tied the score at 22-22 after a late surge by KEPCO, but Lim’s two quick-opening kills gave Korean Air set point.
Lim then blocked Tice’s attack to complete the 25th point of the second set.
Korean Air pushed hard in the third set and easily took the white flag.
In the women’s match at Chungmu Gymnasium in Daejeon, defending champions Korea Expressway Corporation earned their first win of the season.
They defeated Chung Kwan-jang 3-0 (25-21 25-22 25-20).
After a disastrous start with four straight losses to open the season, the victory improved their record to 5 (1W-4L) and pushed Pepper Savings Bank (1W-4L-3) to the bottom of the table.
Roadworks’ Vanya Vukiric (registered name Vukiric) led the way with 31 points, seven kills and a 62.79% attack percentage.
He also added three service aces to showcase his all-around game.
Rookie middle blocker Kim Se-bin, the No. 1 overall pick this season, contributed six points with four blocks.
Jung Kwan-jang, who had recently defeated strong teams such as Heungkuk Life and Hyundai E&C, had his upswing halted by the roadblock.
With three wins and two losses (8 points), Jung Kwan-jang slipped back one spot to fourth place.
Asian quarterback Megawatti Puthiwee (registered name Mega), who led the way for Chung Kwan Jang, had another strong performance with 18 points, but was unable to prevent her team from losing. 바카라사이트