Korean Air's High-Altitude March with '14 Blocks' Reclaims First Place in Men's Volleyball After 74 Days
Overpowered by KEPCO 3-0... Beating Woori Card and topping the leaderboard
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. 토토사이트
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.
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.