Sunday, November 28

Russell’s ‘Triple Crown’… Samsung Fire & Marine Escape from Hyundai Capital’s 5th consecutive defeat

Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance, the men’s professional volleyball team, took the second place Hyundai Capital with Kyle Russell, a foreign player who recorded a triple crown, and ignited a battle for the rankings.

Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance won the professional volleyball Dodram 2021-2022 V League men’s team Hyundai Capital at home at Chungmu Gymnasium in Daejeon with a set score of 3-1 (25-18 25-19 23-25 ​​25-13).

With this victory, Samsung Fire & Marine broke the chain of losing 5 consecutive matches against Hyundai Capital, jumping from 6th to 4th.

The difference between 2nd place Hyundai Capital and 6th place Korean Air is only 2 points.

In the first round, despite the injury of foreign player Ronald Jimenez, in the first round, the Korean players showed a good performance, but in this game, the players showed physical problems and hardly had any strength.

Samsung F&M did not miss this opportunity.

With the foreigner Kyle Russell at the fore, he easily caught the 1st and 2nd sets and created a ‘shutout’ atmosphere.

However, in the 3rd set, which was a fierce game, the concentration at the last minute fell and the set was unfortunately abandoned.

At 22-23, Hwang Seung-bin’s serve was out as it was, leading to a two-point gap, and at 23-24, the opposing team’s open attack could not be prevented.

Based on their superiority in physical strength, Samsung Fire & Marine took the lead again from the beginning of the 4th set.

Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance, led by Russell and Kyung-Min Hwang, ended the game early by running away by a 14-4, 10-point difference.

Russell scored 9 points in back-attacking, 3 points in blocking and 5 points in serving, achieving his sixth personal triple crown.

He also scored 30 points, the most for both teams.

Jung Sung-gyu from the same team also did his part with 16 points, including 6 sub-aces.

Hyundai Capital briefly put Jimenez in the second set, but it collapsed without being able to bring about a major change of atmosphere.

In the women’s match held at Gwangju Pepper Stadium, 1st place Hyundai E&C easily defeated 6th place Pepper Savings Bank with a set score of 3-0 (25-18 25-17 25-18) and recorded 8 consecutive wins after the opening.

It is the first time that Hyundai E&C has won more than 8 consecutive wins since it won 10 consecutive games from GS Caltex on January 22, 2011 to Heungkuk Life Insurance on March 10.

Hyundai E&C maintained its No. 1 position by increasing the gap with second-placed KGC Ginseng Corporation to 5.

Hyundai E&C attacked Pepper Savings Bank through various routes as well as foreign player Yasmin.

Center Yang Hyo-jin and Lee Da-hyeon each succeeded in blocking three each, raising 13 points and 10 points.

(Photo = provided by the Korea Volleyball Federation (KOVO), Yonhap News)

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