Korean Air wins the first foreign command tower confrontation… Advance to KOVO Cup semifinals

Korean Air’s head coach Tommy Tilikayinen (Finland) won the first foreign coaching match in Korean professional volleyball with OK Financial Group’s coach Ogino Massage (Japan). Korean Air, which has won two consecutive wins, has confirmed its advance to the semifinals of the 2023 Gumi Dodram Cup Professional Volleyball Tournament (KOVO Cup).

Korean Air beat OK Financial Group with a set score of 3-2 (21-25 25-21 26-24 21-25 15-9) in the second round of Group A of the tournament held at Gumi Park Chung-hee Gymnasium on the 8th.

Korean Air, who defeated Woori Card 3-0 in the first game, secured at least second place in the group with two consecutive wins and obtained a ticket to the semifinals. While KB Insurance was confirmed to be eliminated with 2 losses, OK Financial Group and Woori Card, which recorded 1 win and 1 loss side by side, will face off on the 10th to determine the owner of the remaining tickets for the semifinals.

In addition, Korean Air also obtained a meaningful result of winning the first confrontation between foreign commanders in professional volleyball with the victory that day.

On this day, Korean Air had 5 players scoring double digits, with Lee Joon scoring 22 points, Kwak Seung-seok 15 points, Lee Su-hwang and Cho Jae-young each 13 points, and Jin Ji-wi 10 points. Korean Air, which has only 10 players available due to the selection of the national team and injuries, means that half of the squad scored double digits.

As for OK Financial Group, Cha Ji-hwan scored the most points for both teams with 26 points, and Shin Shin-jin, Lee Jin-seong, and Park Won-bin scored 10 points. It is also painful that Jeon Byung-seon collapsed from an injury.

Korean Air won the first set first, then lost the second and third sets in a row, but reversed the flow from falling 5-6 in the fourth set to 8-6 in the first half.

Then, with Kwak Seung-seok’s quick open and Jin Ji-wi’s fast attack, the score gap widened one by one and won 25-21.

In the 5th set with momentum, he gained the upper hand with a double score of 12-6, and Lee Soo-hwang turned Cha Ji-hwan’s open into a block in 14-9 and ended the토토사이트
In the same group match held earlier, Woori Card beat KB Insurance 3-0 (25-19 25-19 25-19).

For Woori Card, apositive spiker Kim Ji-han scored 18 points and an attack success rate of 48%, while wing striker Song Myeong-geun scored 9 points and Han Sung-jeong 8 points, all of the trio did their part.

From the beginning of the first set, Woori Card scored easily by tying Song Myeong-keun’s quick open and Kim Ji-han’s back attack. Woori Card, who was ahead 24-19, took the first set with ease as opponent Son Jun-young’s back attack was out.

In the second set, Park Joon-hyeok’s quick attack and Kim Ji-han’s back attack made the game easy. Woori Card made the set score 2-0 with Bae Sang-jin’s net touch from 24-19 without giving up a single lead.

Woori Card, which had a chance to win, had an advantage over KB Insurance throughout the air defense in the last set.

Kim Ji-han, Han Seong-jeong, and Park Jun-hyuk raised their momentum by scoring in succession.

The defensive organization, which was pointed out as a problem in the Korean Air match, was greatly improved that day, and Choi Yo-han’s quick attack and Korean people’s spike serve were rolled up one after another.

In the end, Woori Card closed the game with Park Jun-hyeok’s quick attack at the match point of 24-19. game.

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