IBK Industrial Bank Completely Defeats GS Caltex and Becomes a Spring Volleyball Hopeful... Blocking 11-3

‘Leo scores 38 points’ OK Financial Group men’s volleyball regains third place in three days

The joys and sorrows of IBK Industrial Bank and GS Caltex were mixed as they fought fiercely in the mid-tier of women's professional volleyball.

IBK Industrial Bank defeated GS Caltex with a set score of 3-0 (25-21 25-21 25-21) in the Dodram 2023-2024 V League home game held at Hwaseong Gymnasium in Gyeonggi-do on the 18th.

As a result, 5th place IBK Industrial Bank (43 points, 14 wins, 15 losses) closely followed 4th place GS Caltex (45 points, 16 wins, 13 losses) by 2 points. 바카라사이트

There is only a 4-point gap with Cheong Kwan-Jang (47 points, 15 wins, 14 losses), who came in third place two days ago.

For IBK Industrial Bank, the green light for spring volleyball has been turned on.

Basically, the teams ranked 1st to 3rd in the regular league are invited to the postseason, but if the point difference between 3rd and 4th place is 3 or less, a semi-playoff match is held.

GS Caltex, which once held a solid 3rd place, suffered 3 consecutive losses and was forced to worry about falling to 5th place.

GS Caltex was unable to show its full potential due to the sudden absence of Coach Cha Sang-hyun on this day.

Coach Cha is said to be resting after undergoing elbow surgery on the 16th.

The timing of his return to the field has not been set.

While IBK Industrial Bank's Britney Abercrombie (registered name: Abercrombie, 23 points) and GS Caltex's Giselle Silva (registered name: Silva, 27 points) had similar firepower, the game was decided in the center battle.

IBK Industrial Bank middle blockers Choi Jeong-min and Kim Hyun-jung were responsible for 15 and 5 points, scoring 5 and 3 blocking points, respectively.

IBK Industrial Bank also took a significant lead in total blocking scores, 11-3.

IBK Industrial Bank won the closely contested first set 21-20 with Abercrombie's delayed attack and serve ace.

After giving up one point, Seung-Joo Pyo's quick open and serve score took the first set.

In the second set, IBK Industrial Bank ran away to 3-0 thanks to Hwang Min-kyung's two consecutive serve aces and Abercrombie's quick open, then maintained the lead until the end.

At one point, GS Caltex chased from 12-19 to 18-21, but IBK Industrial Bank gained momentum again with Choi Jeong-min's open and Abercrombie's quick open.

Choi Jung-min ended the second set by scoring an open score in the center and then completely blocking the diagonal attack of her opponent Kwon Min-ji.

IBK Industrial Bank, which gained momentum, finished the game with a shutout victory, led by Abercrombie (8 points) with a high attack success rate (70.0%).

In the men's match held at Uijeongbu Gymnasium, OK Financial Group won against KB Insurance with a set score of 3-1 (25-21 20-25 27-25 25-23).

OK Financial Group, which recorded 47 points (16 wins, 13 losses), pushed Korea Electric Power Corporation (15 wins, 14 losses, 44 points) to 4th place and returned to 3rd place three days after the 15th.

KB Insurance, which is playing the remainder of the season under Kim Hak-min as acting manager after coach Hu In-jeong voluntarily handed in the baton on the 14th, has not been able to escape from a swamp of 7 consecutive losses.

KB Insurance finished in last place this season with 4 wins, 25 losses, and 19 points.

Even if KB Insurance wins the remaining 7 games and is tied with 6th place Hyundai Capital (40 points, 13 wins, 16 losses), it cannot go up further as it is behind in the number of wins.

OK Financial Group's main gun, Leonardo Leiva Martinez (registered name Leo), took charge of the attack with 38 points, while Cha Ji-hwan also supported the team with 14 points, the most in a game this season.

At the end of the 4th set, several unexpected situations occurred, making it impossible to take your eyes off the game until the end.

At 20-20, OK Financial Group took a two-point lead thanks to Leo's hard hit and serve ace, and Leo and Viena exchanged serve errors once to make it 23-21.

Here, Park Won-bin blocked Viena's back attack, and the ball deflected to the side and fell near the KB Insurance camp line.

The referee recognized OK Financial Group's blocking score, and KB Insurance, which had already used up all of its opportunities for a video review in the fourth set, protested strongly and requested a video review at the referee's discretion, and Hwang Kyung-min received a warning.

OK Financial Group, which made the match point at 24-21, gave up one point and then Leo's rear attack hit the opposing blocker and went outside the line, seemingly putting an end to the game.

However, it was revealed that Leo's foot committed a line over that invaded the opponent's court before the ball hit the blocker and landed on the ground, and the score was narrowed to 1 point.

In the end, Leo ended the match with a back attack at 24-23, giving OK Financial Group 3 points.