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Hyundai Capital beats KEPCO in thrilling upset, boosts spring volleyball hopes

Men’s professional volleyball’s Hyundai Capital extended its winning streak to three games with a thrilling upset over KEPCO.

Hyundai Capital won the Dodram 2023-24 V-League Men’s match at home against KEPCO 3-2 (25-22 19-25 18-25 25-17 15-13) at Yugwansoon Gymnasium in Cheonan on Monday.

With the two points, Hyundai Capital improved to 12-15 (38 points), closing the gap on third-place 안전 토토사이트 OK Financial Group (15-11, 43 points) to five points and boosting their spring volleyball hopes.

KEPCO, which suffered a heartbreaking upset loss, moved into fourth place with 14 wins and 13 losses (41 points), ahead of Samsung Fire (15 wins, 12 losses, 40 points).

Hyundai Capital’s trio of Ahmed (28 points), Jeon Kwang-in (19 points), and Heo Soo-bong (18 points) exploded for a sharper offense than KP’s Tice (25 points), Lim Sung-jin (18 points), and Seo Jae-deok (13 points).

In the decisive fifth set, Hyundai Capital showed its fierce backbone.

At 6-9, Lee Jun-hyeop scored a service point to set the tone, and at 8-10, Kim Myung-kwan also recorded a service ace.

With the momentum in their favor, Hyundai Capital tied the set at 11-11 after a kill by Heo Soo-bong and a block by Choi Min-ho.

After exchanging points, KEPCO’s reception faltered on Ham Hyung-jin’s serve, and Jeon Kwang-in scored to take the lead. A kill by Ha Seung-woo gave Hyundai Capital a 14-12 lead.

KEPCO got one point back with a quick open from Tice and went for a deuce, but after a rally, Tice’s open missed and the match ended in Hyundai Capital’s favor.

Heungkuk Life defeated Jeong Kwan Jang 3-1 (25-21 19-25 25-23 25-19) in straight sets in the women’s match at Samsan World Gymnasium in Incheon, South Korea.

With their third straight win, Heungkuk Life improved to 21-6 (59 points), closing in on leader Hyundai E&C (20-6, 62 points).

Kim Yeon-kyung scored a team-high 24 points, while “Randy Johnson’s daughter” Willow paced the offense with 17 points.

Jeong Kwanjang hung its head as Mega (24 points) and Jia (20 points) combined for 14 turnovers. With their four-game winning streak snapped, Jung Kwan-jang (13-14, 41 points) remained in fourth place.


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