Heungkuk Life took the lead in women’s volleyball behind the precision bombing of Kim Yeon-kyung and Yelena Mrazenovic (registered name Yelena).
Heungkuk Life swept GS Caltex with a set score of 3-0 (25-22 26-24 25-23) in the women’s visiting match of the Professional Volleyball Dodram 2023-2024 V League at Jangchung Gymnasium in Seoul on Nov. 31.
Heungkuk Life, which suffered its first loss of the season after taking a 2-0 lead in the previous match on Sept. 26 before falling 2-3, shook off the shock of the upset in two days.
With the three additional points, Heungkuk Life moved to the top of the standings with a 4-1-1 record and 12 points, pushing Hyundai E&C (3-2-1, 10 points) into second place.
Kim Yeon-kyung and Yelena led the way for Heungkuk Life, combining for 37 points in the win.
Kim finished with 18 points and Yelena added 19.
In particular, the two players were the main guns in charge of the offense, committing only three errors, two by Yelena and one by Kim, giving off the scent of ‘volleyball masters’.
GS Caltex was led by Giselle Silva (registered name Silva), who scored a team-high 19 points, but was unable to fulfill her role as the main gun as she committed a whopping 12 errors.
Heungkuk Life took advantage of the “concentration after 20 points” in the first set.
At 20-21, they tied the score with an attack by Kim Yeon-kyung and then took the lead with an attack error by GS Caltex’s Yoo Seo-yeon.
At 22-22, Yelena and Kim Mi-yeon scored back-to-back points to neutralize the opponent’s defense, and at 24-22 set point, Do Soo-bin’s dig after a hard hit by Silva landed in an empty GS Caltex court.
In the second set, Heungkuk Life also fought back after the 20th point.
At 21-22, Kim Yeon-kyung intercepted Silva’s attack to tie the score, and Park Soo-yeon, who came in as the one-point server, served an ace.
At 24-24 deuce, Kim’s staggered attack hit the state court, and Reina Tokoku (registered name Reina) blocked Silva’s back-attack to clinch the second set.
Heungkuk Life kept the momentum going and took a two-point lead at 20-20 in the third set with a kill by Yelena and a block by Kim Soo-ji, and Kim Yeon-kyung scored the final 25 points.
GS Caltex committed 22-11 errors to end its opening three-game winning streak and suffer its first loss of the season (8 points).
3,438 fans attended the game at Jangchung Gymnasium, marking the first sellout for the women’s program this season.
In the men’s game at Ansan Sangryoksu Gymnasium, last season’s runner-up Hyundai Capital suffered a shocking fifth straight loss.
Hyundai Capital suffered a 2-3 (25-22 22-25 25-20 25-27 15-17) loss to the home team OK Financial Group.
With just two points from five matches, Hyundai Capital remains at the bottom of the league.
OK Financial Group collected three wins (one loss) and jumped to third place in the league with seven points.
On the day, Hyundai Capital took a 2-1 lead in the third set.
In the fourth set, they held match point at 25-24 and were on the verge of ending their losing streak, but Ahmed Iqbairi’s attack was twice blocked by the opponent’s blocker and they lost the set 27-25.
In the fifth set, he committed three unforced errors to self-destruct.
At 15-14, he was the first to reach match point, but Cai Peiqiang (real name Cai Peiqiang) served out to tie the game.
At 15-15, Heo Su-bong made a touch net error to give OK Financial Group match point, and at 16-15, setter Lee Hyun-seung made an error.
Choi Min-ho jumped desperately at Lee’s wobbly toss but couldn’t reach it.
Lee clutched his face, and the match was over.
OK Financial Group was led by Leonardo Leyva Martinez (registered name Leo) with 30 points and Song Hee-chae with 17 points. 슬롯