On the 12th, the 4th game of the season between Hyundai Capital and KB Insurance in the men’s division of the ‘ The key to this match was Hwang Taek-eui, the national setter of KB Insurance.
Hwang Taek-eui returned after nearly a month suffering from a knee injury and back pain. In the match against Woori Card on the 6th, he led the attack and led the victory. In particular, Viyena, the main gun, received the ball ration from Hwang Taek-eui and scored the most of both teams with 25 points, and the attack success rate was 60%.
After the game on the 6th, coach Hu In-jeong of KB Insurance also expressed expectations for the two’s breathing. Coach Hu emphasized, “There is time to spare until the expedition with Hyundai Capital.”
Hyundai Capital manager Choi Tae-woong also showed caution. Before the game on the 12th, coach Choi analyzed, “As Hwang Taek-eui came, the overall attack accelerated.” Even so, he revealed his strategy, “However, I will compete as high as I have had an advantage in blocking.”
This season, Hyundai Capital won 3 matches against KB Insurance. In three games, he averaged 3.7 blocks per set, about two more than his opponent. This season, Hyundai Capital is in second place with 2.84 blocks per set, following Korean Air (2.9). On the other hand, KB Insurance is 6th out of 7 clubs with 1.88 per set.
Indeed, Hyundai Capital overpowered the opponent with height. From the first set, he broke the opponent’s brunt with a 5-2 advantage in blocking. Oreoll scored 6 points with a 100% attack success rate, and Heo Soo-bong also formed a pair with 5 points. KB Insurance’s attack success rate was 40.74%, falling behind Hyundai Capital, which exceeded 57%.
Insurance’s counterattack was also formidable. KB Insurance, who had a hard time shaking the opponent’s receive with a strong serve, won the second set with a score of 25 to 23. In the second set, rather, Hyundai Capital only had 2 fewer than the opponent in blocking, and the number of errors was 14, twice as many.
The 3rd set, which was the watershed of the game, Hyundai Capital also found a solution at the height. He broke the pulse of the opponent’s attack every time, and even if he didn’t score, he slowed down the spike with effective blocking. In particular, in the 10-5 match, Oreol blocked Vijena’s spikes 1-1, which was the highlight. 3-0 advantage in blocking only in the 3rd set. 안전놀이터
Hyundai Capital’s momentum continued into the 4th set. Oreol blocked Villena’s attack again and made a 9-8 reversal, and Choi Min-ho blocked Villena again and took an 11-9 lead. Choi Min-ho hit a wedge with consecutive blocking, blocking Viyena even at 20-17.
In the end, Hyundai Capital won with a set score of 3 to 1 (25-19 23-25 25-16 25-20) and won all four games of the season against KB Insurance. Choi Min-ho played a big role with 13 points, including 9 blocks, the most of both teams, Oreol helped with 3 blocks and 23 points, Heo Soo-bong with 17 points, and Jeon Kwang-in with 13 points.
Hyundai Capital, which reached 40 points (13 wins, 7 losses), widened the gap with the 3rd place OK Financial Group (33 points). 1st place is Korean Air (52 points) with 52 points.
KB Insurance was unable to continue the victorious spirit of Woori Card. With 6 wins, 14 losses, and 18 points, they could not escape from the pursuit of Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance (17 points), which was the lowest. Villena scored 19 points and Hwang Kyung-min scored 16 points, but it was not enough. They failed to overcome an 8-14 inferiority in blocking.