First win in VNL of excitement in 1070 days of Korean women’s volleyball!

The Korean women’s volleyball team (43rd in world rankings), led by Fernando Morales, has finally escaped from the swamp of consecutive losses in the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) Volleyball Nations League (VNL).

The Korean national team won the fourth game of the 2024 FIVB (International Volleyball Federation) VNL (Volleyball Nations League) at Maracana New Gymnasium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on the 20th (Korea time) with a set score of 3-1 (25-19, 23-25, 25-16, 25-18).

It is the first win after three consecutive losses in this tournament, and the VNL victory in 1,070 days after winning Canada 3-2 on June 15, 2021. After a large number of members of the semifinals of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, including Kim Yeon-kyung (Heungkuk Life Insurance) and Yang Hyo-jin (Hyundai Engineering & Construction), retired, the Korean women’s volleyball team was in a long-running loss starting with the 2021 tournament. It started under coach Cesar Hernandez, but in the 2022 tournament, he was humiliated by losing 12 games for the first time in VNL history without winning a point. Last year’s tournament was held in Suwon, Gyeonggi-do, and there was a home ground advantage, but it lost 12 consecutive games again.

Nothing seemed to change this time, either. He was shut out in a match against China on Saturday, against Brazil on Sunday, and against the Dominican Republic on Sunday, and eventually became the hero of the disgraceful 30 consecutive VNL record. However, he won the last game in Week 1, heralding the beginning of a reversal.

Kang So-hwi (Korea Expressway Corporation), Park Jeong-ah (Pepper Savings Bank), and Jeong Ji-yoon (Hyundai Engineering & Construction) took the lead in escaping the losing streak by scoring 54 points. Kang scored 22 points, the most between the two teams, while Park Jung-ah and Jeong Ji-yoon scored 16 points, respectively. Lee Ju-ah (IBK Industrial Bank) and Lee Da-hyun (Hyundai Engineering & Construction) at the center also contributed with 11 points and 8 points, respectively. Although the team was ahead 12 to 8 in blocking, the team continued its tight race, but our decisiveness was even more outstanding.

Thailand scored 17 points for Chatchuon and 15 points for Wipawi (Hyundai Engineering & Construction) with the main setter Ponpoon absent.

From the beginning of the first set, Korea took the lead in the performance of Kang So-hwi and Jung Ji-yoon. Lee Da-hyun continued to lead the game with a score in the center and took advantage of the opponent’s mistakes to reach the 20-point mark. Jung Ji-yoon finished the first set with a rear attack.

Korea, which lost the second set after a close game, took the lead early in the third set thanks to Jung Ji-yoon’s performance. Jung started the score hunt with a block and a serve score, and Lee Joo-ah cheered up in the center and ran to 17-7. On top of that, Kang So-hwi’s Kang Spike shone, making the third set 25-16.

Korea also raced up the momentum and won the fourth set. While Kang showed off her offensives, captain Park Jung-ah revived to bring the set to life. The last score in the fourth set was Park Jung-ah.

After the first week of VNL, Korea will move to Arlington, Texas, U.S., and start its second week on June 30. The first opponent in the second week will be Bulgaria (on June 30), and then they will meet Poland (on June 31), Turkiye (on June 2) and Canada (on June 3).

BY: 메이저 토토사이트

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