Jung Kwan-jang wins thrilling upset…Heungkuk Life disgraces minimum points tie in 4th set
Women’s professional volleyball’s Jung Kwan-jang pulled off a dramatic come-from-behind victory over Heungkuk Life.
Jeong Kwan-jang defeated Heungkuk Sinsaeng 3-2 (21-25 26-28 25-22 25-7 18-16) in the visiting team’s match of the Dodram 2023-2024 V League Women’s Division at Samsan World Gymnasium in Incheon on Saturday.
Chung ended Heungkuk Sinsaeng’s opening four-game winning streak and improved to 2-1 on the season.
Heungkuk Life seemed to be on a roll, taking the first and second sets with Kim Yeon-kyung “Ssangpo” and Yelena Mrazenovic (registered name Yelena).
However, Jung Kwan-jang switched gears in the third set.
In the third set, she put up an iron wall and recorded six team blocks.
Every single one of those blocks came in a contested game, and five of them were against Yelena, which was enough to turn the tide of the match.
At 6-6, Jung Ho-young blocked back-to-back open attacks from Yelena, and at 19-21, Park Eun-jin and Megawatti Pertwee (real name Mega) combined for three straight blocks.
Then, at 23-22, Yelena’s unforced error and Park’s open point intersected.
Setting the tone, Jeong sealed a commanding 25-7 win in the fourth set.
Her seven points in a set tied the record for fewest points in a single set in the history of the V League for both men and women.
Chung also collected six blocks in the fourth set, while Giovanna Milana (real name Gia) bounced back from her 1-3 set slump with seven points.
From 10-4, Jung scored 11 straight points to go up 21-4. Along the way, she served four aces.
Unable to back down in the fifth set, Chung showed her backbone.
At 13-13, a service error by Jia gave him match point, but Mega’s sharp diagonal attack brought the match to deuce.
Mega then took a one-point lead with an exciting attack. Heungkuk Sinsung called for a video review, but the ball came in generously inside the line.
At 17-16, after exchanging two points, Jia, who had a disappointing performance, scored the last point with an atoning spike. 슬롯사이트