Hyundai E&C, GS Caltex, IBK, and Ginseng Corp. set for quarterfinals

SEOUL (Yonhap) By Kim Kyung-yoon = Despite losing to Thai League invitee Supreme Chonburi, IBK has advanced to the semifinals of the 2023 Gumi Dodram 카지노사이트킹 Cup Professional Volleyball Tournament (the Cup) after topping its group with a set win.IBK lost to Supreme by a set score of 2-3 (23-25 27-25 14-25 25-18 8-15) in the third match of Group B of the Cup at Park Jung-hee Gymnasium in Gumi, Gyeongbuk, on Wednesday.IBK was tied with second-place GS Caltex with a 2-1 record, but topped the group in set percentage.This finalized the semifinal draw for the Cup. Group A champion Hyundai E&C and Group B runner-up GS Caltex will meet at 3:30 p.m. on April 4, while Group A runner-up KGC Ginseng and Group B champion IBK will play the semifinals at 7 p.m. the same day.IBK and Supreme came into the day’s matches in contrasting moods.IBK only needed to win one set to clinch first place, while Supreme hadn’t won a single set in the tournament.IBK’s players were caught off guard, and Supreme gritted their teeth.The team’s mood was reflected in their performance. IBK exposed their concentration issues at the end of the first set and self-destructed with frequent errors.Kim Ha-kyung at 20-17 and Yuk Seo-young at 21-18 had serve errors that allowed them to catch up.At 22-22, they were unable to receive their opponent’s serve due to a mismatched sign, and at 23-24, Choi Jung-min made a defensive error.The second set was also a sluggish affair, with the team trailing 14-18.However, IBK managed to catch up by scoring three consecutive points through an open attack by Yuk Seo-young and an attack error by the opponent, and Pyo Seung-ju and Choi Jung-min led the offense to take the lead at 24-23.The teams then battled for the deuce, and at 25-25, Yuk Seo-young’s strong spike and Kim Ha-kyung’s service points secured the second set.Having clinched the top spot, IBK did not pull any punches in preparation for the semifinals. They played a loose game in the third set without their main players.After dropping the third set 14-25, IBK took the fourth set 25-18 and the fifth set 8-15.The team’s attacking success rate was low at 38.33%. The team also committed 36 errors. Yuk Seo-young led the team with 19 points.Earlier in the day, defending champion GS Caltex, led by national team duo Kang So-hwi and Moon Ji-yoon, swept Heungkuk Saengsung in straight sets 3-0 (25-19 25-19 25-17) to advance to the semifinals with a 2-1 record and second place in the group. Heungkuk Life was eliminated with a 1-2 record.GS Caltex, last year’s Cup winner, utilized all of its main players to take down Heungkuk Life.GS Caltex started to build up a lead early in the first set, going up 16-8 in a one-sided match.Kang So-hwi scored eight points in the first set, shooting 70 percent from the field. Yoo Seo-yeon added five points and Moon Ji-yoon three points.GS Caltex recorded a team attack percentage of 60.71% in the first set, compared to 37.5% for Heungkuk Life.GS Caltex took the second set with ease. At 20-16, Kang So-hwi sent a powerful spike into the opposite court, and at 21-17, Heungkuk Life’s Park Hyun-joo made back-to-back attack errors .Moon Ji-yoon led the offense in the second set with seven points, including two blocks.GS Caltex continued the flow in the third set.It was Kang So-hwi who broke the tie early in the set. He scored back-to-back points at 11-10 to set the stage for the run. At 13-11, Kwon Min-ji and Kang So-hwi extended the lead with consecutive attacks.GS Caltex then closed out the game with ease, easily overpowering Heungkuk Saengsim, who had lost their momentum .Kang So-hwi led both teams with 20 points, while Yoo Seo-yeon added 11 and Moon Ji-yoon 10.Heungkuk Life was led by 카지노사이트킹 Jung Yoon-ju with 19 points, but it wasn’t enough to affect the outcome. Heungkuk Life’s Kim Yeon-kyung and Kim Soo-ji were rested on the bench.

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