IBK advances to quarterfinals of pro volleyball cup, beats Heungkuk Life Insurance (composite)
(SEOUL) By Lee Dae-ho = IBK has booked its ticket to the quarterfinals of the 2023 Gumi Dodram Cup professional volleyball tournament (the Cup) with two straight wins.IBK swept GS Caltex in straight sets 3-0 (25-18 25-19 25-17) in the second match of Group B of the tournament at the Park Jung-hee Gymnasium in Gumi, Gyeongbuk, on Jan. 1.It was the second consecutive shutout victory for IBK, which won the first match against Heungkuk Life 3-0 on March 30.IBK, which won the last match 카지노사이트킹 against Heungkuk Life with 17 points from transfer player Hwang Min-kyung, rested her against GS Caltex. Hwang watched the game from the stands alongside new teammate Kim Hee-jin, who is rehabbing from knee surgery in February. Instead, it was Pyo Seung-ju (20 points) and Yuk Seo-young (18 points) who teamed up to blast the GS Caltex court. Pyo Seung-ju bamboozled the GS Caltex middle blockers with a 56.67% attack success rate and only two attack errors. Kim Hyun-jung paced them with nine points, including three service aces. On the day, IBK had an easy time with 45.53% team attack success rate thanks to setter Kim Ha-kyung’s efficient attack distribution .IBK won the first two sets with ease as Pyo Seung-ju had seven kills and an 83.33% attack success rate in the first set and Yuk Seo-young had eight kills in the second set. In the third set, GS Caltex cut the deficit to 14-13 with a quick open attack, and again at 16-14 with a quick open to take a one-point lead .At 19-14, he sealed the win with his first service ace of the match.GS Caltex was led by Kang So-hwi with 12 points, but fell to its knees after a series of ineffective attacks with a team attack percentage of 31.89%.In a match played at the same venue, Heungkuk Saengsim outclassed Thai League invitee Supreme Chonburi to win the set 3-0 (25-20 25-19 25-10).Without “volleyball queen” Kim Yeon-kyung for the tournament, Heungkuk Sinsaeng used outside hitter Jung Yoon-ju to put pressure on the Supreme. Jung Yoon-ju hit a series of powerful frontline and center-back attacks that made Heungkuk Life head coach Marcello Abondanza smile .Jung Yoon-ju led both teams with 17 points, while Kim Mi-yeon (15 points) and Park Hyun-ju (13 points) formed a “triangle formation” to shake up the Supreme defense .Heungkuk Life poured in a whopping 11 service points, while Supreme failed to collect a single service ace. The team also had a 51% attack percentage, compared to just 32.92% for Supreme .Supreme, a prestigious Thai League club that participated in the tournament as an overseas invitee, was missing a number of key players, but still managed to showcase its sharpness with veteran middle blocker Plumjit Singkaew, who turned 40 this year .Plumjit scored a team-high 11 points, including two blocked shots, but the younger players were unable to support him. With the win, IBK confirmed its place in the quarterfinals with a two-game sweep, while 카지노사이트킹 Supreme (2 losses) was eliminated .On Wednesday, IBK will try to complete a three-game sweep of the group stage against Supreme, while Heungkuk Life and GS Caltex, who both have one win and one loss, will face off for the one remaining quarterfinal ticket.