KB Insurance and Woori Card will face off in the first round. The two teams will start the game at Uijeongbu Gymnasium at 2 p.m. on the 21st.
The home team, KB Insurance, got off to a refreshing start to the season with a 3-2 comeback win over Korea Electric Power Corporation on the 17th. They lost the 1st and 2nd sets at close scores of 25-27 and 23-25, but turned the tide by winning the 3rd set 25-21, won the 4th set deuce match 26-24, and won the final set 15-11. won comfortably.
KB Insurance had the best performance with Viyena scoring 41 points (55% attack success rate) along with her Triple Crown performance. Her performance was jaw-dropping.
Since Villena joined after playing for the Spanish national team, Coach Hu In-jeong suggested a step-by-step strategy to gradually improve her physical condition, but Villena also expressed confidence before the match, saying, “I’m 100%.”
This was proven through performance. Vijena also had the most blocking points on the team with 5 points, and served as a pillar of the team overall, including 5 sub points.
In addition, outside hitter Hwang Kyung-min supported the team with 20 points, and Liu Hong-min, who started in the Asian quarter, added 9 points, alleviating worries about a spot.
In middle blocker, Korean Min, who changed position, showed good movement, and Choi Yo-han and Kim Hong-jung took turns playing. Kim Hong-jeong’s experience definitely helped.
The coordination of setter Seungbin Hwang and the libero line of Minsoo Jeong and Gwanghyeon Baek were also good. KB Insurance is trying to continue its winning streak through today’s game.
In the Hyundai Capital match, Woori Card’s Matei scored 27 points (64% attack success rate). Matei, who was a player who received attention from the tryout selection, was a question mark until the season opener, but he is slowly showing his true value through his performance since the opening. He also has good chemistry with setter Taejun Han.
For Woori Card, outside hitter Kim Ji-han plays a large part in the attack, and Han Seong-jeong contributes as a receiving player. As for the middle blockers, Issei and Park Jin-woo are firmly established. Libero Kim Young-jun’s movements are also a checkpoint.
In today’s match, there will be interest in the performance of two players, Viena and Mattei. In line with this, the leading blocking of the middle blockers of both teams is expected to be the key to victory or defeat.
The secret to both teams’ early season victories was their superiority in blocking along with the outstanding performance of foreign players. Today, too, it is expected that a team with a winning streak or three consecutive wins will be born under this trend. Which one will laugh? You can check the results from 2 PM.