‘There is no losing streak.’ Men’s professional volleyball Korean Air laughed in a close match with KEPCO to a full set.
Korean Air won 3-2 (25-22 22-25 25-18 15-25 18-16) in an away game against KEPCO in the Dodram V League in the 2022-23 season held at Suwon Gymnasium on the 20th.
With the victory, Korean Air maintained first place with 19 wins and 4 losses (55 points). On the other hand, KEPCO’s two-game winning streak was broken, and it stayed in 5th place with 8 wins and 14 losses (27 points).
For Korean Air, Lincoln (Australia) scored 30 points, the highest for the two teams combined, and Jung Ji-seok followed well with 18 points. Kwak Seung-seok and middle blocker Kim Min-jae also scored 9 and 8 points, respectively, to help their team win. For KEPCO, Thais (Netherlands) and Seo Jae-deok, left and right, posted 26 and 16 points each, and Lim Seong-jin and Shin Young-seok each added 13 points, holding Korean Air to the end, but the team lost.
Korean Air took the lead. At the beginning of the first set, KEPCO took the lead, but Korean Air turned around 5-4 as Min-jae Kim blocked Seong-jin Lim’s attack following Lincoln’s attack.
KEPCO also took the lead again with Thais’ spikes and Shin Young-seok’s blocking, widening the score to 15-11 in the middle of the set. However, Korean Air caught up with Lincoln’s serve, Lim Dong-hyuk’s attack, and Jung Ji-seok’s blocking to make it 16-16.
KEPCO beat back 19-17 with Shin Young-seok’s fast attack and blocking, but Korean Air caught up immediately. Following Lim Dong-ryeok’s open attack, setter Han Seon-seon succeeded in two consecutive sub-aces and reversed the score to 20-19.
Afterwards, the two teams traded points, and Korean Air took the lead in concentration in the second half of the set. Korean Air won the set, leading 24-22 with Kim Kyu-min’s quick attack and Lincoln’s spike.
KEPCO made up for the second set. As with the first set, KEPCO took the second set lead first. Kwak Seung-seok’s rearguard attack followed by Kim Kyu-min intercepted Thais’ attack, and Korean Air reversed the score to 9-7. 슬롯사이트
However, KEPCO was different from the first set. Im Seong-jin and Seo Jae-deok’s attacks succeeded one after another, turning the score around 12-10. Korean Air took the lead again, but KEPCO made it 15-15 with Thais’ serve ace. The Thais then scored back-to-back serves again and went out with a score of 21-17.
In the second half of the set, Korean Air counterattacked with Kim Min-jae’s fast attack and Lincoln’s serve ace and spikes, leading to a 20-21 lead. However, KEPCO took the set point to 24-21 thanks to the blocking of the opposing attacker Beom-sil and Shin Young-seok, and Tais’ attack ended the set game.
The third set was different from the first and second sets. Korean Air won the set by widening the score to 19-13 with Jung Ji-seok’s consecutive serve aces in the middle of the set. KEPCO, which had been dragging a set, paid back 4 sets.
The flow was similar to the 3rd set. Shin Young-seok scored a serve in a row and took a 16-9 lead, solidifying the set victory early. KEPCO won the set and returned the match to the starting point.
The 5th set was also intense. When Korean Air scored, KEPCO immediately followed. In the middle of the set, Korean Air widened the score to 9-7, but KEPCO balanced the score to 9-9 with Shin Young-seok’s open attack and Thais’ sub ace.
In the end, the match was decided in deuce. Korean Air laughed. In a 16-16 situation, Daedeok Seo took a 17-16 lead, and in the next rally, Jung Ji-seok succeeded in sub-ace, putting an end to the long game.