In the professional volleyball men’s division, KB Insurance won a victory over Korean Air in a year. In the women’s division, Korea Expressway Corporation beat first place Hyundai E&C and won.
KB Insurance defeated Korean 안전놀이터 Air with a set score of 3-0 (25-18 26-24 25-19) in the Dodram 2022-2023 V-League home game held at Uijeongbu Gymnasium in Gyeonggi-do on the 24th.
KB Insurance won a valuable victory after losing 4 consecutive losses to Korean Air, including 3 games this season, since January 29 of last year in the regular league. It has been five years since February 18, 2018, when KB Insurance defeated Korean Air 3-0. This is the second time that Korean Air has lost 3-0 this season, following the match against OK Financial Group on the first day of this year.
Despite the loss, Korean Air finished the fourth round in first place with 19 wins and 5 losses and 55 points. KB Insurance is ranked 6th, with no change in ranking.
On this day, Korean Air brought its own defeat with frequent mistakes. In particular, there was a scene in which each other put off the ball and gave up points.
On the other hand, KB Insurance became a key player in the victory as Spanish apogee spiker Andres Villena, who returned to the V-League as a substitute foreign player this season, made a big success. Villena, who laid the foundation for an easy victory by scoring 4 consecutive points, including a serve ace, only in the beginning of the first set, scored 26 points, the most among both teams, giving KB Insurance 3 points.
In the women’s match held at the Gimcheon Gymnasium in North Gyeongsang Province, Hyundai Engineering & Construction, which took first place, knelt down to Korea Expressway Corporation with a set score of 1-3 (21-25 17-25 25-19 20-25). Hyundai E&C, who finished the 4th round in first place with 20 wins and 4 losses in the season, suffered two consecutive losses for the second time in the season due to the overall physical decline of the players. On this day, Hyundai E&C had 28 rooms, 10 more than Road Corporation.
On the other hand, the Korea Expressway Corporation, which lost 0-3 in the last two games in a row, added 3 points with a well-organized game and moved up one step from 4th to 3rd. Korea Highway Corporation’s middle blocker Jeong Dae-yeong added 13 points, breaking the 5,500 mark for the third time in the women’s career.