KB Insurance, a men’s professional volleyball team, won a shutout victory over Korean Air for the first time in five years.
KB Insurance defeated Korean Air with a set score of 3-0 (25-18, 26-24, 25-19) in the men’s division of the 4th round of the Dodram 2022-2023 V-League held at Uijeongbu Gymnasium on the 24th.
KB Insurance paid off three defeats this season without even winning a single point. It is the first time in 5 years since the 6th round of the 2017-18 season (Uijeongbu on February 18) that KB Insurance won 3-0 against Korean Air. KB Insurance (8 wins, 15 losses, 24 points), which had two consecutive wins, chased KEPCO (9 wins, 14 losses, 30 points) in 5th place by 6 points. Korean Air finished the fourth round with 19 wins and 5 losses (55 points).
It was Andres Vijena who scored the most points (26 points, 59.0% attack success rate) of both teams that led KB Insurance to victory. Villena played for Korean Air in the 2019-20 season and the 2020-21 season. However, he left the team midway due to an injury and returned to the V-League after two years when he was called by KB, which needed a replacement player. 스포츠토토
Vijena, who faced her former team for the first time after returning to Korea, led the team to victory by scoring four consecutive points including a serve ace in the first set. He hit the low and fast toss with a simple swing and scored one after another.
Even at the end of the second set, Vijena stood out. At 24-24, I tried to attack repeatedly, and as Korean Air’s mistake came out, it became KB’s score. Then, Hwang Kyung-min’s serve broke out, and KB also went to the second set. Korean Air took the lead at the beginning of the 3rd set, but allowed a come-from-behind defeat as a lot of mistakes were made. Hwang Gyeong-min and Han Seong-jeong (10 points each) also scored double-digit points, and setter Hwang Taek-ui also helped the team win with good ball distribution.
Korean Air showed a disappointing performance amid the sluggish performance of key players such as Lincoln Williams and Jeong Ji-seok. While Jeong Han-yong was unable to play due to a minor injury, Kim Kyu-min, Kim Min-jae, and middle blockers struggled, but it was not enough.
In the women’s match held in Gimcheon, Korea Expressway Corporation beat Hyundai E&C 3-1 (25-21, 25-17, 19-25, 25-20). Catbell (19 points), Park Jung-ah (15 points), and Jeong Dae-young (13 points) scored evenly. The number of blocks was 9-4, and the number of subs scored was 3-0. Hyundai E&C led the attack with Yang Hyo-jin (18 points) and Jeong Ji-yoon (16 points), but they destroyed themselves with 28 more rooms than Expressway Corporation.
Highway Corporation (12-11, 35 points), who won the first win of the season against Hyundai E&C, escaped from two consecutive losses and rose to third place, overtaking GS Caltex (11-12, 33 points). Hyundai E&C (20 wins, 4 losses, 57 points) finished the 4th round without widening the gap with Heungkuk Life Insurance (18 wins, 5 losses, 54 points) in second place.