Samsung Fire earned its first win of the 2023 Gumi Dodram Cup Professional Volleyball Tournament (the Cup), defeating KEPCO behind a strong performance from outside hitter Park Sung-jin. Samsung Fire defeated KEPCO 바카라사이트 3-1 (22-25 25-12 25-19 25-18) in straight sets in the first match of the men’s Group B of the tournament on Sunday at Park Jung-hee Gymnasium in Gumi, Gyeongbuk .KEPCO tried different things, including using veteran Park Chul-woo, who was converted from an off-season opposite spiker to a middle blocker, but they had to deal with the loss of Seo Jae-duk and Gong Jae-hak to injuries during the match .Samsung Fire easily dropped the first set. At 19-19, they gave up three consecutive points to their opponent Seo Jae-duk and lost the momentum. Samsung Fire recorded nine errors in the first set alone, compared to just two for KEPCO. After regrouping, Samsung Fire pushed KEPCO hard in the second set. They dominated KEPCO in the height battle, including two blocks by Kim Jun-woo. With a big lead early in the set, Samsung Fire took the second set 25-12.KEPCO was disorganized in the second set, with a team receiving efficiency of just 27%.The third set was more of the same. With KEPCO trailing 11-12, attacker Gong Jae-hak slipped on the court and injured his leg. Gong was taken off on a stretcher. At 14-17, Seo Jae-duk injured his left hand while blocking and was replaced. The momentum of the game quickly shifted in Samsung Fire’s favor. Samsung Fire took the third set 25-19 with Park Sung-jin leading the attack from the back and center. The match was finalized in the fourth set. Park Sung-jin and Kim Jung-ho combined for eight points to lead the offense and secure the win without much of a crisis. Park finished with 18 points, including two blocks and two service aces, while Kim chipped in with 14 points .Middle blocker Park Chul-woo scored nine points, but did not have a smooth central defense, getting his first block in the fourth set .In the previous match, Hyundai Capital lost to the Japanese invitational team Panasonic Panthers with a set score of 0-3 (23-25 21-25 20-25) in the absence of their main players. HMC’s outside hitters Jeon Kwang-in and Heo Soo-bong and libero Park Kyung-min were called up to the volleyball team for the Asian Championships, while middle blocker Choi Min-ho was rested due to injury. Playing with only nine players, Hyundai Capital was unable to stop Panasonic, the powerhouse 바카라사이트 that finished third in the 2022-2023 Japan V-League. Hyundai Capital committed a whopping 32 team errors on the day. That’s 11 more than Panasonic (21).Ham Hyung-jin and Lee Si-woo led the team in scoring with 10 points each, but both players shot just 30% from the field.