Heungkuk Life, the No. 1 team in the women’s professional volleyball league, extended its winning streak to three games. Heungkuk Life defeated IBK Kookmin Bank 3-1 (23-25 27-25 25-20 25-23) in a visiting match in the Women’s Division of the Professional Volleyball Dodram 2023-2024 V League at Hwaseong Gymnasium in Gyeonggi Province on Monday. Heungkuk Life improved to 6-1, 18 points, a game ahead of second-place GS Caltex (5-1, 13 points).IBK Kookmin Bank dropped its second straight match to remain in sixth place .Heungkuk Life dropped the first set. After a rally at 22-22, they gave up back-to-back points to their opponent Hwang Min-kyung, and were unable to stop the attack of their foreign player Brittany Abecrombie (registered name Abecrombie) at 23-24.The second set was also close. Heungkuk Life struggled against the wall of their opponent’s middle blocker Choi Jeong-min. At 16-16, the attacks of Kim Mi-yeon and Yelena Mrazenovic (registered name Yelena) were blocked by Choi in succession. However, Heungkuk Life turned the tide at 21-23 when Kim succeeded in a push attack from behind and Yelena tied the game with a strike attack. They then capitalized on a defensive error to take the lead. Heungkuk Life took the lead again at 24-24 with a touch-out attack from Kim Mi-yeon, and at 25-25, Kim Yeon-kyung scored back-to-back points to close out the second set. With the set score 1-1, Heungkuk Life easily took the third set.
Buoyed by the momentum, Heungkuk Life scored four consecutive points at the start of the third set and maintained their lead to take the set 2-1.The match concluded in the fourth set. Playing a seesaw game, Heungkuk Life seemed to collapse after conceding back-to-back points at 20-20, but Kim Yeon-kyung’s timed attack helped them regain the momentum .Then, Asian quota player Reina Tokoku (registered name Reina) made a celestial block to stop Pyo Seung-ju’s attack and tied the game again .At 23-23, Yelena blocked Abecrombie’s attack with an effective block and then hit a hard spike herself for a valuable point, and at 24-23, Lee Won-jung blocked Pyo Seung-joo’s attack to end the game .Kim Yeon-kyung and Yelena led the offense with 25 points apiece. Kim Mi-yeon contributed 12 points and Reina 10 points. Abe Crombie scored 24 points and Pyo Seung-ju added 21 for IBK, but the team faltered at every turn .In the men’s match at Uijeongbu Gymnasium in Gyeonggi-do, Hyundai Capital defeated KB Insurance 3-2 (25-23 23-25 25-20 20-25 15-10) in a close full-set match .It was a mixed bag for fifth-ranked Hyundai Capital, who snapped a two-game winning streak, and sixth-ranked KB Sonbo, who dropped their sixth straight after winning their opening match .At 9-9, Hyundai Capital’s main gun Heo Soo-bong served a service ace and Jeon Kwang-in blocked an attack from the opposing foreign player Andres Biyena (registered name Biyena) to win the match. Heo Su-bong then sent a spiked serve into the opponent’s court to seal the match .Hyundai Capital’s foreign player Ahmed Iqbairi (registered name Iqbairi) scored a whopping 40 points. Heo Su-bong had 15 points, 바카라사이트 including two service aces, and Jeon Kwang-in chipped in with 10 points, including four blocks.