Korean Air, Club Championship Quarterfinals Early Confirmation “I was encouraged by the support of local Koreans”

Korean Air, representing Korea at the 2023 Asian Men’s Club Volleyball Championship, won both of their first two matches in the group stage. Regardless of the result of the remaining third match, advance to the quarterfinals was confirmed.

On the 15th (local time),온라인카지노Korean Air faced Bahrain’s Al Ahli in the second match of Group A’s group stage at Isa Sports City in Manama, Bahrain, with a set score of 3 to 0 (25-19, 25-21, 25-22). ) was won. Under the skillful management of setter Kwang-Woo Yoo, the left and right wings of Jung Ji-seok (17 points) and Lim Dong-hyuk (13 points) flew.

Korean Air, which won 3-0 against Australia’s Canberra Heat the previous day, accumulated 6 points through a 3-0 shutout victory for two days in a row. On the 16th, regardless of the result of the match against Jakarta Baankara of Indonesia, they secured second place in the group and advanced to the quarterfinals.

Al Ahli drew attention as Yosbani Hernandez (Cuba), who was nominated by Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance in the first place in the men’s foreign player tryout held in early May, joined the team on a short-term contract. Yosbani, who also joined Korean Air as a substitute foreign player in the 2020-2021 season and won the championship match, shook hands with Kwang-woo Yoo and Jeong Ji-seok on the court before the game, creating a friendly scene.

Left and right aces Jung Ji-seok and Lim Dong-hyuk led the team’s attack. Jeong Ji-seok scored 17 points, including 2 blocks, and the attack success rate was high enough to reach 68%. Receive also received 31, the most in the team, and delivered 15 over the head of the setter. Lim Dong-hyuk was responsible for the right side with 13 points (attack success rate 52%), including 1 block and 1 serve.

On this day as well as the previous day, 30 to 40 Koreans from Bahrain visited Isa Sports City and sent enthusiastic support. Jung Ji-seok, who played the role of a solver by scoring the most points in the team, expressed his gratitude after the game, saying, “It gives me strength to come out from abroad and cheer me on like this.”

Regarding the power of the opponent team, Al Ahli, he explained, “As players we know well came as mercenaries, there was a sense of intimidation, but it was also a bit out of sync. Yoo Kwang-woo, who ran the game, said, “(Bahraini middle blockers) are better in height and physical than Korean middle blockers, but I felt like they were lacking in basic skills. So I think I was able to play while watching.”

Yoo Kwang-woo also evaluated Yosbani, who played for Al-Ahli, ahead of joining Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance next season. He said, “I still seem to be an aggressive player,” but “I kept coming in because I understood Korean volleyball well, but when we attacked well as a serve, Yosubani’s rhythm seems to have collapsed a little.” Following “

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