Men’s professional volleyball KB Insurance foreign player Viyena suffered a painful defeat to her former team, Korean Air.
KB Insurance won a set score 3-0 (25-18, 26-24, 25-19) in a home game against Korean Air in the Dodram 2022-2023 V-League held at Uijeongbu Gymnasium on the 24th.
With this victory, KB Insurance broke the chain of three consecutive losses in Korean Air this season. It was the first time in five years since February 18, 2018, that Korean Air was defeated 3-0. KB Insurance recorded 8 wins and 15 losses and 24 points, narrowing the gap with KEPCO (30 points) in 5th place by 6 points.
Korean Air suffered its second 0-3 defeat this season. With 55 points, they are still ahead of second place Hyundai Capital (43 points) by 12 points.
KB Insurance foreign player Viyena was truly blessed. Viyena played for Korean Air in the 2019-2020 season, ranking first in points (786 points), first in attack success rate (56.36%), and second in serve (0.56 per set). Naturally, she renewed her contract, but she was unable to complete the 2020-2021 season due to her knee injury.
The first confrontation with Korean Air was meaningful for Villena, who returned to Korea wearing a KB Insurance uniform as a substitute player. She showed her true self to her former colleagues.
Vijena, who scored a spike in the 3-3 tie in the first set, widened the score with her serve. Viyena played a big role with one serve ace and two back attacks, and raised the momentum in the early stages by widening the score to 9-3. Korean Air chased and looked for an opportunity to change the flow, but it was difficult to find a way out due to a series of serve misses. The first set was finished when Viyena served. KB Sonbo, who made 22-18 with Viyena’s spikes, made the set point 24-18 through Viyena’s serve ace, and won 25-18 with Korean Air’s foreign player Lincoln’s offense. Vijena scored 8 points in the first set alone.
In the second set, Villena’s KB Insurance took the lead in concentration in the close match. 24-24 deuce in a fierce one-point match. KB Insurance, which was ahead 25-24 due to Korean Air’s mistake, won 26-24 with Hwang Kyung-min’s spike serve falling into the line. Villena scored 9 points in every crisis in the 2nd set. 안전놀이터
The 3rd set is also close. However, the changed KB Insurance overcame the hurdle.
In the 17-16, 1-point gap, Hwang Kyung-min and Villena’s consecutive spikes, Kim Kyu-min and Jung Ji-seok’s consecutive mistakes, KB Insurance, which immediately led 21-16, kept the victory as it was.
Viyena scored 26 points, the highest for both teams, with a whopping 59% attack success rate, and Han Seong-jeong and Hwang Kyung-min added 10 points each like Altoran. For Korean Air, Jeong Ji-seok’s 9 points was the highest score. It was painful that Lincoln only scored 4 points.