‘Male and female 1st place sinking side by side’ Hyundai Capital’s pursuit, Pepper Savings’ surprise

A yellow light was turned on for Korean Air and Hyundai E&C, which are in first place in the male and female professional volleyball divisions.

Korean Air lost with a set score of 1 to 3 (25-20, 35-37, 22-25, 24-26) in an away game against Hyundai Capital in the 5th round of the 2022-2023 Dodram V-League men’s division held at Cheonan Yu Gwan-sun Gymnasium on the 10th. . The atmosphere is not normal as they have been in the lead all season, but have recently fallen into a quagmire of four 메이저놀이터consecutive losses. 

It still maintains first place (56 points), but the defeat narrowed the gap with second place Hyundai Capital (52 points) to 4 points. With 9 games left in the regular league, the leading defense is at stake.

Local ace Jung Ji-seok achieved the triple crown, but the team’s defeat faded the light. Jeong Ji-seok played an active role with 18 points, 3 points each for back attack, blocking, and serve, but could not prevent the team from losing consecutively.

The firepower emitted by Hyundai Capital’s triangular formation could not be blocked. Oreoll (22 points), Jeon Kwang-in (20 points), and Heo Soo-bong (19 points) jointly scored 61 points to defeat Korean Air. 

On the same day, in the women’s game held at Pepper Stadium in Gwangju, Hyundai E&C, which ranked first, was caught in the foot by Pepper Savings Bank, which ranked lowest. After a full set match, the set score was 2 to 3 (25-21, 20-25, 25-20, 20-25, 12-15) and lost.

Hyundai E&C (61 points), who suffered its 6th loss of the season, is equally anxious. It only ran away from Heungkuk Life Insurance (60 points) in second place with a difference of one point. If Heungkuk Life Insurance wins against IBK Industrial Bank on the 11th, the owner of the lead in the women’s division will change.

Montaño, who joined as a substitute for foreign player Yasmin, made his V-League debut that day, but failed to impress. The attack success rate was only 37.5% with 13 points. 

In Pepper Savings Bank, Juponia Reed poured in 36 points, the most of both teams, and Choi Ga-eun and Lee Han-bi each scored 15 points to catch Hyundai E&C, a ‘big fish’. Recently, he broke the chain of 3 consecutive losses and posted his 3rd win of the season.