Men’s professional volleyball team Samsung Airlines defeated defending champion Korean Air in a close, full-set match. Samsung Fire won their 2023-24 Dodram V League home match against Korean Air 3-2 (25-22 27-25 16-25 23-25 15-13) at Chungmu Gymnasium in Daejeon on Monday.
Samsung Fire 현금홀덤사이트 earned its first win of the season at home. Samsung Fire and Korean Air now have one win and one loss. However, there is a difference in points. Korean Air has four, while Samsung Fire has two.
Samsung Fire was led by its attacking trio. Yosvani (Cuba) scored a team-high 29 points, while Park Sung-jin and Kim Jung-ho added 16 and 12 points, respectively.
Korean Air was led by Lincoln (AUS) with 25 points, Jeong Jung-yong and Kwak Seung-seok with 22 and 14, respectively, and middle blocker Cho Jae-young with nine points, including four service aces.
Samsung Fire got off to a good start. They took the first and second sets in straight sets. Korean Air took a 13-10 lead midway through the second set thanks to a block by Lincoln and a service point by Cho Jae-young. However, Samsung Fire rallied behind Yosubani and made it 20-20 late in the set.
On deuce, Samsung Fire smiled. Korean Air was hampered by errors in the set. At 25-25, Han made back-to-back service errors and a forehand error to win the set.
Korean Air, however, was not done. They took the third and fourth sets in straight sets to level the match.
The fifth set was also close. Samsung Fire took the lead first. Korean Air was down 6-8 when Jeong Jeong-yong’s push attack worked, followed by Cho Jae-young’s interception of a Yosubani attack to make it 8-8.
The two teams then traded points to tie the game at 12-12. In the ensuing rally, Samsung Fireworks faced match point after Yosubani’s back-to-back attacks were converted into points to make it 14-12.
Korean Air pulled to within 13-14 on a spike by Jeong Jeong-yong, but Samsung Fire answered with another Yosubani kill in the next rally to end the long match.
Samsung Fire middle blocker Son Tae-hoon scored five points on the night, including two crucial blocks in the fifth set, and had an Altoran-like performance with three interceptions.
Samsung Fire will play Hyundai Capital at Cheonan’s Yoo Yoo Soon Gymnasium on Nov. 22, and Korean Air will play Woori Card at Jangchung Gymnasium on Nov. 25. Prior to the start of the home match against Korean Air, Samsung Fire also held a retirement ceremony for coach Ko Jun-yong, who began his coaching career after retiring as a player.