Samsung Fire, the men’s volleyball team that has been realizing its “rebuilding of the franchise” this season, earned a shutout victory over leader Woori Card.
Samsung Fire won the 2023-2024 Dodram V League men’s home match against Woori Card with a set score of 3-0 (25-18 25-23 28-26) at Chungmu Gymnasium in Daejeon on Wednesday.
Samsung Fire continued its ‘Anbang dominance’ this season, winning all five matches played at Anbang.
With their seventh win of the season, third-place Samsung Fire improved to 19 points and moved within three points of second-place Korean Air (22-7-3).
It also handed league leader Woori Card (22-8 W-2 L) its second loss of the season.
After dropping their opening match to Woori Card 1-3, Samsung Fire bounced back with a perfect sweep in their second meeting of the season to claim the men’s program’s first win over a former club this season.
After winning a record eight championships, the most in men’s volleyball, and being eliminated from the Spring Volleyball for the last five seasons, Samsung Fire continued their early season surge.
Samsung Fire outside hitter Yosvani Hernandez (real name Yosvani) led the way with 29 points, the most of any player on either team, despite not being at full strength due to illness.
Korean forward Kim Jung-ho also helped lighten Yosvani’s load with 12 points, including two blocked shots.
In the first set, Samsung Fire grabbed three blocks in the opening minutes of the game to take control.
Yosubani pushed her opponent with relentless hitting, while Kim Jung-ho supported her with accurate attacks.
Samsung Fire easily took the first set, extending their lead to 10 points midway through the first set.
The second set was a back-and-forth affair, with Yosubani stepping up to the plate.
At 23-23, Samsung Chemical barely survived a powerful spike serve from Matei Kok (registered name Matei).
Kim Jeong-ho sent the ball toward the net, and Yosubani connected with a low, fast ball with a spin and a precise follow-through.
SBS Sports commentator Choi Cheon-sik exclaimed, “This is amazing.”
Samsung Fire closed out the second set with a 25-23 victory after Jargalchukt Enghereden (real name Eddie) blocked Matej’s attack.
In the third set, it was Samsung Fire libero Lee Sang-wook.
With the score at 20-21, Lee made two dazzling digs on Woori Kad’s strong spike before setter Lee Ho-gan fed the dig to Kim Jung-ho with an accurate back toss to tie the score at 21-21.
Lee showed his versatility by helping Yosubani score the very next point with a precise under-toss.
At 26-26 deuce, Samsung Fire closed out the match with a hard hit by Yosubani and an unforced error.
In the women’s match at Gwangju Pepper Stadium, 안전카지노사이트 Hyundai E&C defeated Pepper Savings Bank in straight sets 3-0 (25-22 25-18 25-21) to move into second place.
Hyundai E&C was led by outside hitter Leticia Moma Basoko (real name Moma) with 21 points.
Yang Hyo-jin chipped in with 13 points and Wipawi Sithong (née Wipawi) added 12 points as the trio combined for 46 points.
Yang Hyo-jin and Wipawi combined for seven of the team’s nine blocks on the night (four by Yang Hyo-jin and three by Wipawi).
Set Hyundai E&C was down 14-18 before rattling off six straight points.
Momah’s attack brought them the serve and then they scored five straight points on Wipawi’s serve.
Hyundai E&C setter Kim Dain distributed the ball properly to Jeong Ji-yoon, Yang Hyo-jin, and Moma, and the score increased to 20-18 after a block by Pepper Savings Bank’s Park Jung-ah.
At 22-20, a staggered attack by Jeong and an opponent’s error created set point, and Moma’s follow-up attack completed the comeback win.
Hyundai E&C trailed 3-7 in the second set before scoring seven straight points, including two consecutive blocked points by Wipawi, to regain control of the match.
After turning the tide of the game, Hyundai E&C scored back-to-back points to go up 17-10 and take the second set.
HHI’s wave-like offense, which tilts the game with back-to-back points once it gains momentum, was repeated in the third set.
At 21-21, Moma and Yang Hyo-jin scored two points apiece to complete the 3-0 shutout win in straight sets.
Hyundai E&C became the first women’s program to surpass 5,000 team blocked shots (5,09).
The league’s bottom-ranked Pepper Savings Bank suffered its eighth loss of the season (2-2) as its lack of depth was exposed in this match.
Pepper Savings Bank was limited to nine points and a 25.93% attack percentage from Park Jung-ah. 카지노사이트