Ikbairi-Kim Jeong-ho 53 points joint venture… Rookie Kim Jun-woo also added strength
. The lowest-ranking rebellion continued. Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance defeated Korean Air in 394 days.
Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance held a set score of 3-2 (24-26, 22-25, 25-21, 25-19, 15 -12) and won three consecutive victories. It is the first time that Samsung Fire & Marine has recorded a victory in the Korean Air match since last season’s 4th round confrontation (January 9, 2022, set score 3-2).
The lowest ranked Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance (8 wins, 18 losses, 24 points), which added 2 points, narrowed the distance to 6th place KB Insurance (10 wins, 16 losses, 30 points) to 6 points. On the other hand, the leader Korean Air (19-7, 56 points), who suffered a ‘reverse sweep’ after winning two sets first, was content with getting one point. This is the first 3 consecutive losses since the start of this season.
Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance, which did not give up, made a valuable victory
Korean Air was unable to operate at 100% of its power. This is because foreign player Lincoln Williams (registered name Lincoln), who showed symptoms of enteritis, and Kwak Seung-seok, who suffered a calf injury, could not step on the court side by side. Instead of them, Donghyuk Lim and Hanyong Jeong took part as starters.
The team that took the first set, which unfolded in a close match, was Korean Air. In 24-24, Kim Jeong-ho recorded a serve error, and in 25-24, after Han’s dig, Jung Ji-seok, who received Jeong Han-yong’s toss, completed a C fastball to end the deuce close-up.
Korean Air also laughed in the second set. After a long rally on 22-21, Kim Min-jae’s blocking succeeded in scoring, and on 23-22, Jung Han-yong’s back attack and Ahmed Iqbairi’s (registered name Ikbairi)’s attack room ended the second set. In particular, Jung Han-yong scored 8 points in the 2nd set, minimizing the gap for Kwak Seung-seok.
If it was Samsung Fire & Marine at the beginning of the season, it would have collapsed helplessly, but today’s Samsung Fire & Marine was different. Even in a tight battle, he kept the lead all the way after the middle of the 3rd set. In 23-21, even Kim Jung-ho’s sub-ace exploded.
Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance, which did not miss the opponent’s empty gap, continued its upward trend in the 4th set. In 13-13, the scene where Ikbairi scored 4 consecutive goals alone was the highlight. With the addition of Lee Hogan’s sub ace cardi, the atmosphere became strange. Korean Air, which succeeded in suppressing the baseline, began to be pushed back. 먹튀검증
At the beginning of the 5th set, Iqbairi made a series of powerful serves, and the opponent’s receive line shook. On the other hand, Korean Air, which was in a hurry to chase, swallowed regret with 5 sub rooms. In the end, the game, which lasted 2 hours and 18 minutes, ended with the score of Ikbairi, who attempted a back attack at 14-12.
Ikbairi was not alone in the thrilling victory. In Korean Air, Jeong Ji-seok and Jung Han-yong both scored the most points in the team (18 points), and Kim Min-jae (13 points), who recorded 4 blocks, contributed his strength, but did not make a turn. In particular, Lim Dong-hyeok (12 points), who recently suffered from enteritis, was pointed out for invading the back line twice in the 3rd set, and his condition gradually deteriorated as time passed. However, there were two players who left due to injuries, so it was Lim Dong-hyeok who had to play the court with a sense of responsibility.
In Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance, which presented victory to away fans, the presence of Ikbairi (34 points) stood out. The score is also a score, but it was encouraging that it showed an attack success rate of 50% or more (55.56%). Failed to achieve Triple Crown (recording 3 or more each of back attack, blocking, and serve aces) as one blocking and one serve ace were missing.
However, Ikbairi was not alone in Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance’s victory. First of all, Kim Jeong-ho (19 points), who supported Ikbairi, contributed greatly to the team’s victory. He started as a starter in sets 1-5, and he lived up to coach Sang-woo Kim’s expectations.
Kim Jun-woo (11 points), who jumped into the men’s Rookie of the Year race, also performed well. In particular, he showed bold play unlike a rookie, such as an exquisite quick attack that took away the opponent’s blocking timing. The attack success rate also reached 63.64%.
In addition, Libero Lee Sang-wook, who silently did his part on the defensive side, left a strong impression by recording the most digs (11) among both teams. Korean Air had only one sub ace. It is not easy to compete in spring volleyball as it was lethargic in the first half, but Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance’s volleyball is getting closer to ‘complete’.