50 Days of Victory…Bjorna Shot It

Men’s professional volleyball team KB Insurance snapped a 12-game losing streak with a win over OK Financial Group.

KB Insurance swept OK Financial Group 3-0 (25-20 25-23 25-17) in straight sets in their 2023-2024 V-League home match at Uijeongbu Gymnasium on Saturday. 온라인카지노 KB Insurance won its first game of the season against KEPCO on Oct. 17, ending a grueling 12-game losing streak after a whopping 50 days. The team also avoided an ignominious 13-game losing streak, which would have been the longest in franchise history.

Andres “Gunslinger” Villena scored a game-high 28 points, while Hong Sang-hyuk (11), Liu Hong-min (7), Kim Hong-jung (7), and Kim Hae-min (7) contributed in equal measure, especially Kim Hong-jung, who had five points from blocked shots alone. With 10 points (2W12L), KB Insurance has begun to chase down sixth-placed Hyundai Capital (10 points – 2W11L) to get out of last place.

In a close first set, the momentum quickly shifted in KB’s favor. At 15-15, KB Insurance scored four consecutive points on Liu Hongmin’s serve to pull away from OK Financial Group. The players’ desperation to end the long losing streak was evident.

In particular, Bijena overcame the danger of losing with a ‘flying dig’ at 18-15 when her opponent Leo’s back attack bounced off the hands of blocker Kim Hong-jung. Soon after, Hong Sang-hyuk’s attack failed, but Kim Hong-jung again blocked the opponent’s open shot and finally added a point.

With a comfortable first set lead, KB Insurance continued its focus in the second set. At 23-23, KB Insurance made set point when Kim Hong-jung blocked OK Financial Group’s Song Hee-chae’s quick opener, but Bijena’s back-attack after receiving Leo’s attack well ended the second set. With the victory in hand, KB Insurance ended the match without much change in the third set.

OK Financial Group, which suffered back-to-back losses, remained in fourth place with 22 points (8W6L).

In the women’s division, IBK Corporate Bank defeated GS Caltex in straight sets 3-1 (26-24 26-28 25-21 25-20), led by Brittany Abercrombie’s 42-point performance at home.

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