Leading men’s volleyball Korean Air overcame KEPCO after a close match with a full set thanks to foreign player Lincoln’s 30 points and native ace Jeong Ji-seok’s 18 points.
Korean Air beat KEPCO 3-2 (25-22 22-25 25-18 15-25 18-16) in the Dodram 2022-2023 V-League men’s match held at Suwon Gymnasium on the 20th.
Korean Air, with 19 wins and 4 losses and 55 points, widened the gap with second place Hyundai Capital (14 wins and 8 losses, 43 points).
As of the 20th, in the middle rankings of men’s volleyball, Korean Air (55 points, 19 wins, 4 losses), 2nd place Hyundai Capital (43 points, 14 wins, 8 losses) are firmly holding the 1st and 2nd places, while OK Financial Group is 3rd. (36 points, 12 wins, 10 losses), 4th place Woori Card (35 points, 13 wins, 9 losses), and 5th place KEPCO (27 points, 8 wins, 14 losses) are competing for ‘Spring Volleyball’ tickets.
KB Insurance in 6th place (18 points, 6 wins, 15 losses) and 7th place Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance 스포츠토토 are desperate to get out of last place.
The match, in which Korean Air scored 9 points on serve and KEPCO scored 8 points on serve, was decided only at the end of the 5th set.
The winner was the serve.
Korean Air, 15-16, made a tie with KEPCO Thais’ sub room in a situation driven to the match point.
It was Korean Air’s luck that the serve order returned to the strong server Jung Ji-seok.
While KEPCO’s receive was shaken by Jeong Ji-seok’s strong serve, Seo Jae-deok’s hard hit from an uneasy position caught on the net and Korean Air regained the lead.
And as Jeong Ji-seok’s spike serve was stuck in the KEPCO court, the game ended.
Jung Ji-seok scored 18 points, 3 points for back attack, 3 points for serving, and 2 points for blocking, and was one point short of the triple crown. Lincoln flew by with 30 points.
KEPCO (8 wins, 14 losses, 27 points), who remained in 5th place, was disappointed that the main gun Thais (26 points) only recovered his condition in the second half of the game. Seo Jae-deok scored 16 points, Lim Seong-jin scored 13 points, and Shin Young-seok scored 13 points.