Korean Air proved with their fighting spirit why other teams are the defending champions worth challenging.
Korean Air scored a set score of 3-2 (19-25, 26-24, 25-22, 25-27, 15-12) to Hyundai Capital in the Dodram 2022-2023 V-League Men’s Round 4 home game held at Incheon Gyeyang Gymnasium on the 7th. won with
With this, Korean Air consolidated its lead with 17 wins and 3 losses (49 points). Hyundai Capital was satisfied with getting its first points against Korean Air this season and stayed in second place with 12 wins and 7 losses (37 points).
As you can see from the score, there were no easy sets. On this day, Korean Air broke the record for the most errors in a game this season with 39. It was not an easy game with only 24 sub rooms and frequent net touches. In the first set, Hyundai Capital struggled with a strong serve (receive efficiency 36.36%), and in the second set, Hyundai Capital was ahead in many detailed indicators such as attack success rate and receive efficiency.
However, it was Korean Air that took the second set. The starting point was the one-man show of ace Jung Ji-seok (28), who did not spare himself. With Korean Air trailing 7-8, Jung Ji-seok tied the game with a difficult ball into the opponent’s court. Subsequently, he formed a blocking wall with Kim Kyu-min to contribute to the reversal, and Park Sang-ha rolled the ball that blocked Lincoln’s back attack and pulled out a touch-out, raising the atmosphere at the Gyeyang Gymnasium at once.
In addition, with 6 blocking points, he boasted an iron wall comparable to that of a middle blocker. Thanks to Jung Ji-seok’s performance, Korean Air began to gain an advantage in blocking from the third set, and Lim Dong-hyeok (24), who replaced Lincoln (30), revived in the second half of the game, and managed to get 2 points. In particular, Lim Dong-hyuk played another ace role by scoring 7 out of 15 points in the 5th set alone.
After the match, Korean Air coach Tommy Tillikainen (36) said, “Jung Ji-seok shows a good image of trying to help the team somehow by using various skills even on days when the game is not going well. Lim Dong-hyuk is a player who worked really hard during the off-season. I don’t miss it when it comes. Every time I enter the court, I feel a new energy being blown into it.” 스포츠토토
According to Jeong Ji-seok, the Korean Air players were not in good shape that day. A representative example was player Han (38), who recently recovered from a novel coronavirus infection (Corona 19) and returned.
Player Han said, “There are parts that don’t match the rhythm with the players, and there are problems with the sense of the game. My body is struggling, but I’m holding on. In fact, my right knee hasn’t been good since the Woori Card Match, but I can build my body, and I think the senses are important.” Stated the situation candidly.
On this day, Korean Air did not receive particularly well, but the toss went up somehow so that the strikers could hit it. As a result, Han succeeded in 53 sets and exceeded 17,000 in total for the first time in the V-League. One player calmly said, “It is right for me to play because I have to raise the striker as high as possible to get a good attack,” but calmly said, “Hyundai Capital did well today. On the other hand, we made the game difficult because there were many mistakes. Everyone should reflect and concentrate.” I looked back.
However, the command tower praised the fighting spirit of the players who eventually won the victory despite frequent mistakes and heavy physical condition. Coach Tillikainen said, “First of all, Hyundai Capital came with a strong serve. He showed a fighting spirit. It was a really important and difficult game, but the players knew that and didn’t give up until the end.”
Ace was eager for victory even as he rolled over, and the league’s oldest and best setter raised any ball without hesitation, even with sore knees. In this way, it is not easy for the opposing team to stop it because the league’s first-place team has the fighting spirit. Choi Tae-woong, coach of Hyundai Capital, said, “If we had won today, men’s volleyball would have been more fun, but it’s a pity.” I know because I remember winning the championship in 10 years. It is not easy to bring back the championship to Korean Air. I emphasize to the players that they must work 2-3 times more (than Korean Air), “he promised the future. .