Korean women’s volleyball loses to Poland led by Coach Lavarini

Park Jeong-ah and Jeong Ji-yoon, 10 points each

The Korean women’s volleyball team bowed to Poland in the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) Volleyball Nations League (VNL).

The Korean women’s volleyball team, led by coach Fernando Morales, lost a set score of 0-3 (20-25 20-25 10-) against Poland in the second match of the second week of the 2024 VNL held at College Park Center in Arlington, Texas, USA on the 31st (Korean time). 25) was completely defeated.

Korea’s record in this VNL was 1 win, 5 losses (4 points). It ranks 11th among 16 countries.

Korea, which escaped a 30-game losing streak in the VNL by winning the 4th game of the first week against Thailand on the 20th, lost to Bulgaria in the first game of the second week the previous day after a close battle in a full set.

On this day, they failed to overcome Poland, led by coach Stefano Lavarini, and fell into their second consecutive loss. Coach Lavarini is the head coach who led the Korean women’s volleyball team to the semifinals of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Poland is leading (18 points) in this tournament with 6 consecutive wins.

Korea, ranked 38th in the world, faced Poland, a strong team ranked 3rd, and fought a close match in the first and second sets. However, they were unable to prevent defeat, giving up 25 points while scoring only 10 points in the third set. He struggled in both blocking (5-12) and serving (2-7). Park Jeong-ah (Pepper Savings Bank) and Jeong Ji-yoon (Hyundai Engineering & Construction) both scored 10 points, but could not smile. Korea will face World No. 1 Turkiye in the third match of the second week of the VNL at 3 a.m. next month. 섯다

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