Korean Air, who won three consecutive victories in the V-League, escaped the shock of defeat against Korea and Japan the previous day by winning the last game of the group stage of the quarterfinals of the 2023 Asian Men’s Club Volleyball Championship.
On the 19th (local time),토스카지노 Korean Air defeated Bayanghongor, the Mongolian Volleyball League champion in the 2022-2023 season, 3-1 (25-21 22- 25 25-16 25-19). Korean Air, which failed to advance to the semifinals after being completely defeated by Japan’s Suntory Sunbirds the previous day, recorded 1 win, 2 losses and 3 points with a victory that day, confirming 3rd place in Group E of the quarterfinals. Accordingly, Korean Air will play against Kuwait Sporting Club (Kuwait), which is ranked 4th in Group F, to advance to the 5th and 6th places on the 20th. If you win this game, you can go to the 5th and 6th place match on the 21st.
On this day, coach Tommy Tilikhainen gave the backup players a chance as he had announced immediately after the failure to advance to the semifinals the previous day. Jeong Jin-hyeok started as a setter, Son Hyeon-jong as an apositive spiker, and Lee Jun along with Jeong Han-yong, who mainly started as an outside heater. Key players such as Jeong Ji-seok, Lim Dong-hyuk, Kwak Seung-seok, Oh Eun-ryeol, and Cho Jae-young contributed to the cheering in the warm-up zone.
Mongolian champion Bayanghongor was formidable. In the first set, Bayanghongor played a seesaw game with Korean Air, with left-hander Apogit Kangal Tamira at the fore. Bayarsaihan, who is about to join the V-League OK Financial Group through the Asia Quarter, showed excellent performance in blocking and fast-paced action, raising expectations for a big success in the V-League in the future. Korean Air, who took the lead with Jeong Han-yong’s serve ace, won the first set 25-21.
The second set was also a close match. Bayanhongor led the game with Kangal Tamira and Bayarsaihan at the fore. Korean Air used Jeong Han-yong to pursue it, but Son Hyeon-jong and Jeong Jin-hyuk committed a crime and the flow was cut off. Lee Joon’s center back attack went outside and Jeong Han-yong’s open attack was blocked by the opponent’s block. Bayarsaihan scored the last point and Bayanghongor took the second set.
Korean Air, who lost the second set, showed concentration from the beginning of the third set. With Jeong Han-yong’s goal, Korean Air took the lead. As Bayanghongor’s receive shook and the number of errors increased, the score gap widened. Lee Joon’s open attack was successful again and again. Korean Air, who did not miss the initiative, won the third set with a 9-point lead.
From the beginning of the 4th set, Bayanghongor’s offense continued, and Korean Air took the lead. Korean Air, who seized the victory, widened the score gap. Ba Yang Hong-gor, who had several players recruited ahead of this tournament, revealed a problem with his organizational skills and exposed his out-of-breath. In the end, Korean Air won 25-19.
While Jung Jin-hyeok utilized various attack courses and showed smooth game management, Jeong Han-yong scored the most points in the team, scoring 18 points, including 2 blockings and 2 subs, although the attack success rate was rather low at 40%. Lee Joon-do’s attack success rate was 47%, which was less than 50%, but he scored 14 points, including one block, to support him. Middle blocker Jin Ji-wi made a big success, scoring 13 points, catching 5 of the 11 blocking blocks by himself.