Hyundai Capital snapped a five-match losing streak and earned its first win of the season in six matches.
Hyundai Capital defeated KB Insurance 3-0 (26-24 25-20 25-23) in straight sets in the men’s home match of the Professional Volleyball Dodram 2023-2024 V League at Yoo Yoo Soon Gymnasium in Cheonan on Thursday.
Hyundai Capital, which had slipped to the bottom of the table (seventh) after losing five matches, including the opener, gained three points to move up to fifth place with a total of five points (1W-5L), ahead of KB Insurance (4W-1L) and KEPCO (3W-4L).
In the V-League, a team earns three points for a 3-0 or 3-1 set score, two points for a 3-2 win and one point for a 2-3 loss.
Hyundai Capital, which had earned just two points from its previous five matches with two 2-3 losses, broke through with its first win of the season.
KB Insurance, on the other hand, suffered their fifth straight loss after winning their first game of the season.
Hyundai Capital was led by wingers Ahmed Iqbairi (19 points – registered name Ahmed) and Heo Soo-bong (14 points) on the flanks, with Park Sang-ha and Choi Min-ho (8 points each) in the centre.
KB Insurance relied heavily on the wing attack of Andres Villena (21 points) and Hwang Kyung-min (18 points).
Hyundai Capital, which had a more diverse offence, also outscored KB 9-3 in blocked shots.
The deciding set was the first.
Hyundai Capital earned the first set point at 23-23 when their opponent Jupo Bijena made a behind-the-back attack error.
However, Ahmed stepped on the attack line while attempting a backhanded attack, allowing KB Insurance a 24-24 deuce.
Ahmed recovered with a flying backhand winner.
At 25-24, Hwang Kyung-min’s quick opener was blocked by Park Sang-ha, giving Hyundai Capital the first set.
After taking the second set with ease, Hyundai Capital took the third set in a similar fashion to the first set deuce.
Ahmed came from behind at 23-23.
At 24-23, Park Sang-ha intercepted a Korean’s fastball to end the match. 토토사이트