The Willow Effect: Heungkuk Life wins second straight 5R, Hyundai E&C reclaims 5-point lead

Heungkuk Life wins its second straight match, led by ‘new face’ Willow.

Heungkuk Life swept GS Caltex 3-0 (25-20 25-19 26-24) in straight sets in their Dodram 2023-2024 V League Women’s Fifth Round match at Jangchung Gymnasium in Seoul 바카라사이트 on Sunday.

With the three points on the road, Heungkuk Life secured 56 points and closed the gap on leader Hyundai E&C (61 points) back to five points. They have a 13-point lead over third-place GS Caltex (43 points). It’s a gap they don’t have to worry about overturning.

Heungkuk Life earned a shutout win over Korea Expressway Corporation in the first game of Round 5. They won their second straight match in Round 5 without dropping a set.

New foreign player Willow had a solid performance in her second match. She scored a team-high 19 points with a 45.95% attack percentage. The trio worked well as Kim Yeon-kyung and Reina shared 15 points apiece.

At the same time, Hyundai Capital won the men’s game 3-2 (30-28 29-27 26-28 19-25 15-13) at Sangryoksu Gymnasium in Ansan.

Heo Su-bong led the way with 31 points, while Ahmed added 25, Jeon Kwang-in 18, and Choi Min-ho 13 in the hard-fought victory.

With the two points, Hyundai Capital narrowed the gap between third through fifth-place Samsung Fire, KEPCO, and OK Financial Group (over 40 points) to four points with 36 points.

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