Hyundai Capital has won four straight games in a row after changing its coach.
It was a bloodbath with two consecutive deuce sets, but all that remained was a ‘shutout’ result. KB Insurance’s breakthrough became even more elusive.
Hyundai Capital completed a shutout victory over KB Insurance in the fourth round of the Dodram 2023-2024 V League Men’s Division at Uijeongbu Gymnasium on Thursday with a set score of 3-0 (25-21, 26-24, 27-25).
With the victory, Hyundai Capital extended its winning streak to four games
Beating KB Insurance after defeating KEPCO and Woori Card in a two-game series following the firing of former coach Choi Tae-woong. With a record of 8 wins and 13 losses and 28 points, the team moved up to fifth place, overtaking OK Financial Group (27 points). Fourth-ranked KEPCO (29 points) is also within reach.
With 6-foot-5 setter Kim Myung-kwan firmly entrenched as a starter, the ball flow has changed. 토토사이트 Heo Soo-bong (21 points) has become an ace presence, while veteran Jeon Kwang-in (11 points) has picked up his game. Behind them, foreign player Ahmed (21 points) also stepped up.
On the other hand, KB Insurance hasn’t been able to take the pressure off Bijena (27 points), who has been responsible for more than half of the team’s offense all season long. Unlike the “monster” Keita (2m6), who led KB Insurance to the championship, Bijena stands at 1m94, which is relatively small for a foreign player. This makes her quick and skilled, but it’s hard to keep up when the pressure is on.
Hyundai Capital took a comfortable lead in the first set.
At 6-6, Heo Soo-bong took the lead with a late attack and back-to-back blocks. Ahmed and Jeon Kwang-in combined to take the lead at 20-16, and Ahmed’s service ace clinched the first set. There was a moment when Heo Soo-bong and libero Park Kyung-min tangled while chasing the ball, but fortunately there were no injuries.
They took the second set in a hard-fought battle. A back-and-forth match turned into a tie at 15-16 with Lee’s service ace.
Ahmed and Bijena went toe-to-toe to reach 24-24 deuce. Here, Ahmed’s decisive backhand attack came through, and a scarecrow closed out the set.
After taking a 7-3 lead in the third set, Hyundai Capital allowed KB Insurance to tie the score at 10-10 with Bijena leading the charge. The team regained the lead at 15-11 with a kill from Heo Su-bong amidst Ahmed’s supporting fire, 사설 토토사이트 but three consecutive errors gave them the lead at 17-13. KB Insurance centered on Bijena to produce the second deuce of the day, 24-24.
In the end, it was Heo Su-bong who decided the match. A service error by KB Insurance’s Kim Hong-jeong made it 26-25, and Husubong’s spike landed on the court to end the match.