KB Insurance wins shutout against Korean Air for the first time in 5 years

KB Insurance sprinkled red pepper powder properly. It put the brakes on the rising trend of ‘Leading’ Korean Air.

KB Insurance won a complete victory with a set score of 3-0 (25-18, 26-24, 25-19) in the Dodram 2022-2023 V-League Men’s Round 4 match against Korean Air held at Uijeongbu Gymnasium in Gyeonggi-do on the afternoon of the 24th. points were earned.

It is the first time in 5 years since the 2017-2018 season 6th round (Uijeongbu, February 18, 2018) that KB Insurance won a shutout victory (set score 3-0) against Korean Air. The most recent win against Korean Air was a year after the set score 3-2 in the 5th round last season (Uijeongbu, January 29, last year).

KB Insurance, which exploded thanks to Bjena’s great success,

drew attention from volleyball fans as ‘Vjena Derby’ on this day. Villena, a foreign player of KB Insurance and experienced in the V-League, has memories of playing an active part in a Korean Air uniform in the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 seasons. This was the first time he played against Korean Air as a member of KB Insurance this season.

Maybe that’s why, from the beginning of the game, Vijena’s performance stood out. At one time, KB Insurance’s attack was concentrated on Viyena, with an attack share exceeding 80%, but Korean Air could not stop it even though it knew about it. On the other hand, Korean Air Lincoln Williams (registered name Lincoln) only scored 3 points in 1 set.

In the closely contested second set, Villena scored a whopping 9 points. Here, Hwang Kyung-min improved her condition and relieved Villena’s burden. Hwang Kyung-min was also the player who finished the deuce battle with a strong serve at 25-24.

KB Insurance, which overwhelmed the game, continued the atmosphere in the third set. When Korean Air actively used the fast attack at the beginning of the set, KB Insurance quickly saw it, and Park Jin-woo scored consecutive blocking goals in 10-11, making the fans go wild.

KB Insurance scored 4 consecutive points in 17-16, putting a wedge in the victory. In 19-16, Kim Gyu-min and Jung Ji-seok’s consecutive offenses slanted the weight of the game. In the end, the game ended as Lincoln’s serve deviated from 24-19. 메이저놀이터

Reduce mistakes, increase concentration… KB Insurance wanted to win

As expected, the player who stood out the most was Viyena. As the spearhead of the attack, he scored the most points (26 points) among both teams, with an attack success rate of 58.97%. He failed to achieve the Triple Crown for two consecutive games with 8 back attacks, 2 sub-aces and 1 blocking, but he was still powerful. In particular, he attacked every corner of the opponent’s court regardless of Korean Air’s blocking attempts.

On the other hand, Lincoln, who had been sluggish from the first set, only scored 4 points. In the center, Kim Gyu-min and Kim Min-jae (more than 8 points) struggled, but it was not enough. The condition of Lim Dong-hyuk (7 points), who was put in as a starter for the 2nd and 3rd sets instead of Lincoln, was also not 100%. Korean Air’s shutout loss this season is the second after the OK Financial Group match on the 1st (3rd round, Ansan).

However, even considering the condition of the physically exhausted Korean Air players, it was revealed in the game that KB Insurance had been diligently preparing for the game. Until the match on the 24th, KB Insurance had 7.03 errors per set this season (the highest number 1), but on this day, the number of errors per team was 17, which did not exceed 6 per set.

The fact that the receive line was shaken by strong serves such as Lincoln and Jung Ji-seok, to the extent that he did not give up a single serve score during the 1st to 3rd sets, was also compensated for. Hwang Taek-eui’s stable ball distribution, which did not fall behind in the ‘setter fight’, also contributed to the team’s victory.

The gap between 6th place KB Insurance (8 wins, 15 losses, 24 points) and 3rd place Woori Card (14 wins, 9 losses, 37 points) and 4th place OK Financial Group (12 wins, 11 losses, 37 points) widens, so the possibility of spring volleyball is high. not high However, KB Insurance, which found a driving force to gain strength at the end of the season, gained confidence by winning the Korean Air War.

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