Women’s Volleyball Moves to No. 4 on Official List…Pepper loses 15th straight match

The Jungkwanjang Women’s Professional Volleyball team defeated Pepper Savings Bank (Pepper) for their third straight win to move into fourth place in the league. Pepper snapped a 15-game losing streak.

Jung Kwan-jang defeated Pepper 3-1 (25-21 21-25 25-16 25-13) in a one-hour and 47-minute home match in the fourth round of the 2023-2024 season V League at Daejeon Chungmu Gymnasium 안전 토토사이트 on Nov. 11 for its third straight win.

Jung Kwan-jang, who has won all four meetings against Pepper this season, moved up from fifth to fourth place in the standings with 33 points (10-12), overtaking IBK (32-11). The gap between them and third-place GS Caltex (38-13 W-L) has narrowed to five points. Pepper, meanwhile, lost its 15th straight game and remained in seventh place out of seven clubs (7-2 W-20 L). Pepper’s last win was on November 10 last year against GS Caltex in Seoul. The club’s longest losing streak is 17 games.

Senior middle blocker Jung Ho-young (23) poured in a team-high 20 points, including five blocked shots. Foreign player Giovanna Milana (26-USA) and Asian quarterback Megawati Putih (25-Indonesia) chipped in with 15 and 14 points, respectively. Lee So-young (30) and Park Eun-jin (25) also chipped in with 10 points each, giving the team an even five players in double figures. Kwanjang outperformed Pepper across all offensive metrics, including team offensive success rate (45.31%-33.57%) and receiving efficiency (45.59%-25.84%).

In the men’s game at Suwon Gymnasium, KEPCO swept second-place Samsung Fire 3-0 (25-17 25-22 25-15) to move into fifth place (32-11 W-L), ahead of Hyundai Capital (31-9 W-L). Samsung Fire has lost three straight. KEPCO foreign player Tys Dulhout (33-Netherlands) scored 20 points and Im Sung-jin (25) added 14.


‘Leap to 5th’ Director Kwon Young-min “Lim Sung-jin, you need to be crazier and do better”

“We need to be crazier and do better.”

Kwon Young-min’s KEPCO won the men’s Dodram 2023-2024 V League match against Samsung Fire 3-0 (25-16 25-22 25-15) in straight sets at Suwon Gymnasium on Nov. 11. With the three additional points, KEPCO (32 points) leapfrogged Hyundai Capital (31 points) for fifth place and is only one point behind fourth-place 토토사이트 OK Financial Group (33 points).

After the match, Kwon said, “Tice, (Lim) Sung-jin, and (Shin) Young-seok played evenly. Jang Ji-won, our libero, played well after a long absence. As a coach, I think it would be good to play like today,” he said, adding, “When we don’t play well, you can see that we are down. I didn’t want them to see that. The players worked hard. They knew they were in trouble, so they ran an extra step, shouted more, and I think their desire to win was stronger than their opponents.”

KEPCO recorded 11 blocks and seven service points. Kwon said, “First of all, we served well. Their attackers have a set course, so we tried to block it well. When we meet Samsung Fire, we seem to play well in defense and blocking.

Lim Sung-jin celebrated his birthday with 14 points. Coach Kwon said, “I was lucky to get a serve right at the start of the game, so it worked out well. She’s an exciting player and works hard. Sung-jin should be our energy source. I want him to be crazier and do better. He’s doing a good job with his reception. Without Ryohei, we implemented more defensively. I think he’s going to be a better player.”


Birthday gift ‘wins’ two years in a row…”I felt like I was getting drunk”

“I thought I was dying for nothing….”

For the second year in a row, Im Sung-jin (25, KEPCO) smiled on his birthday.

Born on Jan. 11, 1999, Lim led the Power to a 3-0 victory over Samsung Fire at Suwon Indoor Stadium on Jan. 11, scoring 14 points with a 60 percent attack success rate. This included two blocking points and three service points. Since she had three digs, she could have gotten the triple crown (three digs, serve, and block) with one block, 바카라사이트 but she fell one block short.

I was also lucky. In the first and second sets, her opponent’s serve was hit and recorded as an ace.

“I was lucky from the start, and I felt like I was on a roll. I knew something good was going to happen,” she smiled.

A match on her birthday. “My first thought was that I wanted to win on my birthday,” says Lim. I wanted to make sure that I didn’t suffer on my birthday for nothing, but I think the heavens helped me. I’m going to have a happy birthday because I got to play with Suhun.”

A year ago, Lim received a gift when the team ended its nine-game losing streak. The team had won on the 10th, a day earlier, so he was able to enjoy his birthday in style. “I think the team was struggling then, too. It was the same last year, and I feel like I have good birthday energy this year.”

He was also hit with a hot ‘birthday bread’. He was hit in the face by an attack during the game. “I was hit in the forehead, and it felt like my skull was shaking. I got hit a lot with birthday buns, but I got hit on the court too,” she laughed.

However, the team was disappointed that they allowed a 10-point lead in the second set to slip away. “When we were ahead, I felt like we let our guard down and played a little bit complacent. We need to watch out for that. Even if we are ahead, we should try to finish the game faster,” she reflected.