Professional volleyball team Woori Card defeated defending champion Korean Air after a 165-minute battle, the longest in the league’s history, to extend its winning streak to four games to open the season.
Woori Card defeated Korean Air with a set score of 3-2 (13-25 32-34 32-30 25-18 17-15) in their Dodram 2023-2024 V-League men’s home match at Jangchung Gymnasium in Seoul on Friday.
Woori Card remained atop the standings with four wins and 11 points, while Korean Air fell to its second straight defeat after one win.
With the win, Woori Card coach Shin Young-cheol reached 277 career wins (214 losses), surpassing former Samsung Fire coach Shin Chi-yong’s record of 276 wins as a professional volleyball coach.
It was literally a dramatic victory. URICAD dropped the first set easily, and then came back to win the second set after a whopping nine deuce battles.
At 24-22, Woori looked to have easily tied the set, but back-to-back errors put him in deuce.
At 32-32, a missed attack by Jung Jeong-yong was followed by an unforced error by foreign player Matei Kok.
Down 0-2 in the set, Urikhardt struggled in the third set. After a seesaw game, he was back in a deuce battle.
Urikhard did not give up. He persevered and after seven deuce games, he managed to take the third set.
At 29-30, Matej scored three consecutive points with a backhand attack by Kim Ji-han and a backhand attack by Matej again.
With the momentum in their favor, Woori Card took the fourth set 25-18 to force a fifth and deciding set.
It was a nail-biter. At 14-13, URICAD was back in deuce when Matei’s serve hit the net.
The teams exchanged a point each, and at 15-15, Matei’s backhanded attack put him back on top.
WooriCard ended the long game at 16-15, with Han blocking an attack from the other team’s Asian quarterback, Mark Espejo (real name Espejo).
Matei finished with a whopping 47 points, 바카라사이트 while Kim Ji-han chipped in with 20. For Korean Air, Lincoln scored 23 points, Kwak Seung-seok had 17 and Jeong Jung-yong had 14.
In the women’s match at Suwon Gymnasium, home team Hyundai E&C defeated Korea Expressway Corporation in straight sets 3-1 (19-25 25-21 25-23 25-22), led by Yang Hyo-jin, to move to the top of the standings with a 3-1 record and 10 points.
Korea Expressway Corporation dropped its third straight match after the opening day and failed to move out of sixth place.
Hyundai E&C struggled to close out the match in the fourth set.
HMC scored four straight points at 20-16 to tie the score at 20-20, but Yang Hyo-jin hit back-to-back center aces to put the brakes on Korea Expressway’s comeback.
At 23-21, Yang scored again with another center kill, and at 24-22, Moma Vasoco Letizia (nee Moma) finished off the attack to end the match.
Yang added four blocks to her team-high 23 points on the night.
Moma chipped in with 22 points, while Kim Joo-hyang added 11 points in the win. 온라인카지노