Heungkuk Life, leading the women’s professional volleyball 2022-23 season, took one step closer to winning the league by beating the lowest ranked Pepper Savings Bank.
Heungkuk Life Insurance defeated Pepper Savings Bank 3-1 (19-25 25-17 25-16 25-12) in the women’s professional volleyball V-League women’s game held at Pepper Stadium in Gwangju on the 2nd. Heungkuk Life Insurance, who accumulated 73 points (24 wins and 8 losses), widened the gap with second place Hyundai E&C (67 points, 23 wins and 9 losses) and ran away.
Side by side, with only 4 games left this season, they widened the difference to 6 points to take some time. Heungkuk Life Insurance also renewed its determination to secure first place before the Hyundai E&C match on the 19th, the final day of the regular league.
In the first set, Pepper Savings Bank presented a surprise ‘upset’. Nia Reed (8 points) took the lead, Park Gyeong-hyun (5 points) and Lee Han-bi (4 points) started scoring, and Heungkuk Life’s Yelena Mrazenovic (registered name Yelena, 7 points) and Kim Yeon-kyung were tied with 2 points. However, Heungkuk Life Insurance, who reorganized the front line, counterattacked with Kim Yeon-kyung (6 points) in the second set.
With a strong serve, he shook Pepper Savings Bank’s receiving line, and harvested 4 blocking points to widen the score to 14-4. Heungkuk Life Insurance also played a one-sided game in the third set, which was the match. 안전놀이터
The team’s attack success rate was 47.36%, greatly overwhelming Pepper Savings Bank (24.44%), winning by a larger score than the second set. In the early 4-4, Yelena’s quick open and open, opponent Beom-sil, and Kim Mi-yeon’s open were tied to run away to 8-4, and in 9-6, they scored 4 consecutive times to seize the victory.
In the 4th set, Yelena celebrated the team’s victory in advance by achieving the first ‘Triple Crown’ (3 or more points each for back attack, blocking, and serve) in the women’s division this season. Yelena scored a total of 28 points that day, including 8 back attacks, 4 blocking and 3 servings. The defensive confrontation between the two team liberos Kim Hae-ran (Heungkuk Life Insurance) and Oh Ji-young (Pepper Savings Bank) also stood out.
In the men’s division, Hyundai Capital won a 3-2 (23-25 26-24 20-25 25-22 15-11) come-from-behind victory over the bottom Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance at home in Cheonan, and accumulated 22 wins (10 losses, 67 points), leading Korean Air in the league. (68 points, 23 wins, 9 losses) and reduced the gap to 1 point again.