Its Falling Women’s Volleyball, A Fall to the Weak Vietnam
Falling women’s volleyball, a fall to the weak Vietnam… defeat at the end
A 2-0 lead, and then… Passing the preliminary round of the Asian Championships ‘warning light’
The women’s volleyball national team (ranked 35th in the world),
which was on the decline, lost the match against Vietnam (ranked 47th), which was ranked one step below.
The national team, led by coach Cesar Gonzalez, won the 2023 Asian Volleyball Championship Qualifying Group C first game against Vietnam held in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand on the 30th, with a set score of 2-3 (25-22 25-19 23-25 17-25 13). -15).
With the loss on the day, Korea could not even guarantee to advance to the quarterfinals.
Korea played a fierce match against Vietnam in every set.
In the first set, 20-21, Korea tied the score with Kang So-hui GS Caltex touch-out attack,
succeeded in reversing the game with middle blocker Joo-ah Lee (Heungkuk Life Insurance) blocking.
Korea allowed a 22-22 tie, but at the end of the rally, Kang So-hui ran away again with a touchout attack, ending the first set with consecutive errors by the opposing team.
The second set was brought by the Vietnamese players taking advantage of the faltering gap.
Korea widened the score with Kang So-hui’s strong hit, Lee Han-bi (Pepper Savings Bank)’s touch-out attack, and Joo-ah’s serve ace at 20-18.
The atmosphere reversed in the third set.
Korea, which seemed to win easily, began to collapse in the third set.
The players were not motivated, and their concentration dropped noticeably.
Lee Han-bi’s attack was blocked by the opponent’s blocking,
widening the score gap, and the game was not finished as it continued to be drawn by two points.
After giving up the 3rd set, Korea showed its worst performance in the 4th set.
The players made visible attacks, but were blocked by the opponent’s blocking wall, repeated mistakes in each match.
After being blocked by the opponent’s blocking wall consecutively in 15-18, Lee Da-hyun (Hyundai Construction) in 16-20 and Lee Seon-woo (KGC Ginseng Corporation) in 17-22 each served as subs.
Korea, which had been pushed to the 4th set, could not change the flow even in the 5th set.
Park Jung-ah (Pepper Savings Bank) caught up with the attack, but lost as it could not block the opposing team’s back attack.
Korea, Vietnam, Taiwan, and Uzbekistan belonged to Group C of the qualifiers, if they finish in the top 2, they will play the quarterfinal round against the top two teams from Group A, Thailand, Australia, and Mongolia.
After a shocking result in the first game, Korea will challenge Taiwan on the 31st for the first win of the tournament.