(Seoul = Yonhap News) Reporter Kim Kyung-yoon = Korean Air, the Korean men’s professional volleyball champion, fell to the 7th-8th place match at the 2023 Asian Club Volleyball Championships.
Korean Air lost to Sporting Club (Kuwait) with a set score of 1-3 (26-28 25-21 32-34 23-25) in the match for the 5th and 6th places held at Isa Sports City Stadium in Manama, Bahrain on the 20th (Korean time). did.
The team will return to Korea after playing the 7th-8th place match against the losing team of Bayanhongor (Mongolia) and South Gas Sports Club (Iraq) on the 21st.
In the first set, 26-26 deuce, Oh Eun-ryeol was unable to clear the ball, allowing Korean Air to score.
The 2nd set was taken without difficulty, but in the 3rd set, it collapsed as it could not overcome 9 deuce battles.
Korean Air finished the match in the 4th set.In 23-22, the defense collapsed and lost, such as giving two sub-aces in a row to Saber Kazemi, the main striker of the opposing team.
Apposite spiker Lim Dong-hyuk struggled with 34 points, including 1 block and 2 sub-aces, but it was not enough to prevent defeat.