Women’s volleyball Hyundai E&C defeated Pepper Savings Bank to move into second place in the league.

Hyundai E&C won the visiting Pepper Savings Bank 3-0 (25-22 25-18 25-21) in straight sets in the 2023-2024 Dodram V League Women’s Division at Pepper Stadium in Gwangju on Wednesday.

With the three points, Hyundai E&C improved to 20 (6-4) points for the second time in the league, pushing GS Caltex (19-7) to third place.

They are five points behind first-place Heungkuk Life (9-1-1, 25 points).

Hyundai E&C was led by gunner Leticia Moma Basoko (real name Moma) with 21 points.

Yang Hyo-jin added 13 points and Wipawi Sithong (née Wipawi) chipped in with 12 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).

In the first set, Hyundai E&C was down 14-18 before scoring six straight points to pull away.

Moma’s attack brought them to serve and then they scored five straight points on Wipawi’s serve.

Hyundai E&C setter Kim Dain distributed the ball well 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, Jeong Ji-yoon’s timed attack and an opponent error created set point, and Moma’s follow-up attack completed the comeback.

Pepper Savings Bank led by as many as 15 points, but lost the match due to a series of serving errors and lack of depth.

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 took the white flag for 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 the match exposed its lack of depth.

Pepper Savings Bank was limited to nine points from Park Jung-ah and a 25.93% success rate from the field. 토토사이트

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