KEPCO earned its first back-to-back wins of the season by defeating Korean Air, which was looking for its sixth straight victory.
KEPCO defeated Korean Air 3-1 (25-22 22-25 25-14 30-28) in straight sets in the men’s visiting match of the Professional Volleyball Dodram 2023-2024 V League at Gyeyang Gymnasium in Incheon on Monday.
After two straight losses, including the first match of the season, KEPCO, which recorded its first win against Hyundai Capital on Oct. 26, fell back into a four-match losing streak.
A rejuvenated KEPCO picked up its second win of the season on Nov. 14 against OK Financial Group and won its next game against Korean Air.
With 9 points (3W-6L), KEPCO moved up one spot to fifth place, ahead of Hyundai Capital (8-2W-7L).
On the other hand, second-place Korean Air (19-6 W-3 L), which was riding a five-game winning streak, failed to add another point to close the gap on first-place Woori Card (22-8 W-1 L).
KEPCO led Korean Air 15-5 in blocked shots on the day. 바카라사이트 KEPCO also outperformed Korean Air in attack success rate, 64.51% to 46.29%.
Taith Lesser Host (real name Taith) had a team-high 29 points on a 65.79% attack percentage, while Lim Sung-jin added 15 points.
Veteran middle blocker Shin Young-seok (13 points) kept Korean Air’s offense in check with six blocked shots.
For Korean Air, Lim Dong-hyuk (19 points) led the way, but Jeong Jung-yong (12 points), who had been filling in well in the absence of Jung’s injury, had his winning streak halted as he struggled with a 31.03% attack percentage. Four consecutive service aces by Lincoln Williams (real name Lincoln) at the end of the fourth set were also overshadowed by the team’s loss.
Korean Air’s table tennis star Shin Yoo-bin came to the stadium to cheer the team on, but Korean Air was unable to put on a victory ceremony.
KEPCO got a quick opener from outside hitter Kwak Seung-seok at 23-20 in the first set, and in the ensuing rally, Lim Sung-jin’s open attack was blocked by Jeong Jung-yong to cut the deficit to 23-22.
However, Seo Jae-Deok followed up with a kill for set point, and Shin Young-Seok blocked an open attack from Jeong Jung-Yong to end the first set.
After dropping the second set to Korean Air, KEPCO bounced back to win the third set thanks to Tice’s performance.
At 4-3 in the third set, Jo Geun-ho’s fast break, Tais’ quick opener, Tais’ block, and Tais’ open attack gave KEPCO an 8-3 lead and an easy set win.
KEPCO held off a late charge by Korean Air.
Leading 24-21 in the fourth set, KEPCO gave up four straight service aces to Lincoln to fall behind 24-25.
Lincoln’s fifth serve went off the end line, giving KEPCO a breather.
KEPCO regained a deuce at 26-27 with a quick opener from Lim Sung-jin, before Korean Air’s Lee Jun and Kim Kyu-min overlapped and missed the ball to take a 28-27 lead.
Korean Air made it 28-28 on a fast break by Kim Gyu-min.
However, KEPCO regained the lead with a quick opener from Seo Jae-duk, and after a quick opener from Lincoln was picked off by Ha Seung-woo, the Tigers took the lead with an open attack. 온라인카지노사이트