Hyundai Capital ‘keeps spring volleyball hopes alive’ with 3:1 win over Woori Card… and a chance to advance to the semifinals on their own

Hyundai Capital kept its spring volleyball hopes alive in dramatic fashion.

Hyundai Capital came from behind to defeat Woori Card 3-1 (17-25, 25-20, 25-18, 25-17) in straight sets in the men’s Dodram 2023-2024 V-League at Yugusun Gymnasium in Cheonan, Chungcheongnam-do on Wednesday.

Fourth-ranked Hyundai Capital, which extended its winning streak to three games, improved to 17-18 and 53 points. The gap between them and third-place OK Financial Group (20 wins, 15 losses, 57 points) was reduced to four points. In professional volleyball, a single-elimination semifinals matchup is decided if the difference in points 스포츠토토사이트 between third and fourth place is three or less.

Hyundai Capital will qualify for the spring volleyball stage for the second consecutive year with a win, regardless of the number of points, against OK Financial Group at Yugusun Gymnasium in Cheonan on the 15th. On the other hand, Woori Card, who could have clinched their first-ever direct trip to the championship match with a win, failed to open the ‘champagne cork’ with an upset loss.

The league leader Woori Card (23-12, 69 points) is still ahead of second-place Korean Air (22-13, 68 points).

Woori Card can clinch first place in the regular season if Korean Air loses to KB Insurance on Thursday or if they win against Samsung Fire on Saturday.

Hyundai Capital, who will be eliminated from spring volleyball if they lose to Woori Card, got off to a difficult start as even their main hitter Jeon Kwang-in suffered from a back infection and withdrew from the match.

After dropping the first set 17-25, Hyundai Capital turned the match around thanks to the efforts of Kim Sun-ho and Ahmed Iqbairi (registered name Ahmed), who scored six points each in the second set alone.

In the third set, veteran middle blocker Choi Min-ho was the solution. Choi led the offense in the third set with five kills and two blocks.

Hyundai Capital fought back at 9-9 in the third set with a fastball from Choi Min-ho, and at 11-9, Choi scored two consecutive points with a block and a fastball. After a block by Ahmed, Hyundai Capital scored five straight points to extend the lead to 14-9.

Choi Min-ho created set point with a fastball at 23-18, and Ahmed’s open attack sealed the set.

After enjoying an efficient attack distribution, Hyundai Capital setter Kim Myung-kwan utilized Heo Soo-bong and Kim Sun-ho again in the fourth set.

At 4-4, Hyundai Capital capitalized on two consecutive kills by Kim and two opponent errors to go on a 9-4 run. At 14-9, three consecutive blocks by Ahmed (two) and Choi Min-ho were enough to end Woori Card’s chase.

Hyundai Capital had four players in double figures, including Heo Soo-bong (18 points), Ahmed (17 points), Choi Min-ho (14 points), and Kim Sun-ho (12 points).

Hyundai Capital’s blockers held a 14-8 advantage in blocked shots against the league’s top blocking team, Woori Card.

Woori Card, which was on the threshold of clinching the regular season title, was quieted by the duo of Kim Ji-han (18 points) and Artem Susheko (real name Artem – 6 points).

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2 digs that Ogino and Leo recognized, and 200cm MB Park Chang Sung was also surprised

OK Financial Group’s middle blocker Park Chang-seong is starting to make his presence felt on the court in men’s professional volleyball.

Park came off the bench at 17-10 in the first set of the Dodram 2023-2024 V-League Round 4 against Korea Electric Power at Suwon Gymnasium on Saturday afternoon and stayed on the court until the end. He scored three points on offense, his highest point total this season. Of course, she had three turnovers, but she did her job.

Along with Leonardo Leyva (real name Leo), who scored 39 points, Song Hee-chae and Shin Shin-jin scored 12 and 10 points, respectively, to help OK Financial Group pull off the 3-1 upset. At the same time, they leapfrogged KEPCO 스포츠토토사이트 from sixth to fourth place.

After the match, head coach Ogino Masa said, “Our blocking and digging system was good today, especially our blocking. We were able to attack in transition, which is what we want to do in volleyball.”

On the day, OK Financial Group had a 9-6 advantage in team blocking. Song Hee-chae, Park Won-bin, and Kwak Myung-woo made three blocks each to lift the team’s mood. The team also recorded 19 effective blocks, seven more than their opponents. Coach Ogino, who emphasized the blocking and digging system before the season, expressed his satisfaction.

He also trusted middle blocker Park Chang-sung, who joined the team in November 2023 after leaving the Armed Forces Athletic Corps (Commerce). Although he has been substituted as a ‘one point’ this season, he played the longest amount of minutes against Korea.

Coach Ogino said of Park, “He is a player with a good fastball. When we practiced blocking, we had good results. Of course, I was thinking about using Bayarsaihan, but I could see that he was confused on the court, so I gave Park a good chance.” Ogino commented.

“He played apogee until his junior year in college. I think it was a big point for him to have two digs today. I gave her a chance after watching her practice, and she responded well. I think I can give her a good grade.”

Park had two digs in the crucial third set to keep his team alive. At 21-17 in the third set, both teams were focused. A long rally ensued. With KEPCO‘s Tice attacking, Park Chang-sung got a dig and Song Hee-chae followed up with a kill to make it 22-17. The opposing Tais tried to attack again, but after an effective block by Shin Shin-jin and a dig by Park Chang-sung, the Tais were able to make it 22-17 with a Shin Shin-jin finish.

Park said, “I was surprised. I thought, ‘I can dig. In practice, Coach Abo told me that middle blockers should also defend, so I did what he told me. I think it paid off,” she said. “First of all, it’s good for the team to win. I came in as a substitute when we were fighting for position and it feels good to be able to contribute to the team’s victory,” he said with a victorious smile.

Leo, who was watching from the sidelines, also gave Park a thumbs up.

Born in 1998, Park was selected by OK Financial Group with the third pick in the first round of the 2020 Rookie Draft. After completing his military service, he returned to the V-League. The competition among OK Financial Group‘s middle blockers is also expected to intensify.

“We’ll see how the players practice and utilize Park Won-bin, Jin Sang-heon, Bayarsaihan, and Park Chang-sung,” Ogino said.

“I joined the team during the season, and the manager and coaching staff changed. I needed time to adapt to the workout system, but they were very supportive and taught me well, so I was able to adapt quickly. Now I’m done adjusting. Now I have to work hard to fit in with the team,” he said, adding that the coaches are very detailed in their instructions, such as tactics and promised plays for blocking.

“I always think I’m not good enough. I will practice a lot, play a lot of games, and try to win the goodwill competition,” he concluded.

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‘Leo 39 points, another blast’ OK Financial Group jumps to No. 4 after holding off Hanjeon

Men’s volleyball OK Financial Group won its first three-game winning streak of the season, led by Leonardo Leyva Martinez.

OK Financial Group came from behind to win 3-1 (22-25 25-22 25-18 25-19) against KEPCO in the men’s Dodram 2023-2024 V League at Suwon Gymnasium on June 6. Leo, who poured in a career-high 47 points against Samsung Fire on Feb. 2, 바카라사이트 exploded for 39 points today. Song Hee-chae (12 points) and Shin Shin-jin (10 points) also contributed double-digit points to ease Leo’s burden.

OK Financial Group, which continued its winning streak against top teams like Korean Air and Samsung Fire, jumped from sixth to fourth place in the standings with an 11-10 record and 30 points.

KEPCO, which was looking to break into the top three, couldn’t stop Leo’s offense and dropped one spot to fifth place with 10 wins, 11 losses and 29 points. The hosts were held to just 18 points in the battle of the foreign guns.

In the women’s match at Chungmu Gymnasium in Daejeon, home team Jung Kwan-jang defeated GS Caltex in straight sets 3-0 (25-22 25-21 25-23). The trio of Megawatti Puttiwi (16 points), Giovanna Milana (14 points), and So-young Lee (11 points) combined for 41 points for Jung Kwan-jang.

GS Caltex, who have a busy road ahead of them, got a double-digit 23 points from Giselle Silva, but the rest of their domestic players were underwhelming.

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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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