2nd place Heungkuk Life Insurance narrowed the gap with 1st place Hyundai E&C with a shutout victory. 

Heungkuk Life Insurance won a shutout victory with a set score of 3-0 (25-23, 26-24, 25-19) in the 4th round of the Dodram 2022-2023 V-League Women’s Division held at the Gimcheon Indoor Gymnasium on the 21st. 

With the victory on this day, Heungkuk Life Insurance won 2 consecutive wins and 3 points, recording 54 points, narrowing the gap with 1st place Hyundai Engineering & Construction (57 points), which was defeated the previous day, by 3 points. 

The triangular formation of Yelena, Kim Yeon-kyung, and Kim Mi-yeon shone. While Yelena scored 20 points, Kim Mi-yeon scored 17 points and Kim Yeon-kyung scored 14 points to lead the team to victory. 

On the other hand, for Korea Expressway Corporation, foreign player Catbell scored 21 points and Park Jung-ah scored 13 points, but they lacked support. The attack success rate was also 37.27%, lower than Heungkuk Life Insurance (45.71%). 

The first set was tight until the end. In the beginning, the road construction ran away by 4 points with 3 consecutive points, but Heungkuk Life Insurance, with Kim Mi-yeon’s spike serve, immediately tied the score and continued the tight battle. The game continued until the score was tied 23-23, and Heungkuk Life Insurance, who took the lead with Kim Yeon-kyung’s time-lag attack, succeeded in overtaking the baseline by winning 25 points with Kim Mi-yeon’s open score.  스포츠토토

The second set proceeded in a way that Heungkuk Life Insurance ran away and Expressway Corporation followed. In the 12-12 tie, Heungkuk Life Insurance ran away by 6 points thanks to the performances of Kim Yeon-kyung and Yelena, but the road construction also made a 24-24 deuce after a terrifying chase with Catbell and Jeong Dae-young at the fore. However, in the deuce situation, Yelena succeeded in scoring consecutively, and Heungkuk Life Insurance took it to the second set. 

The flow of the game leaned toward Heungkuk Life Insurance. Heungkuk Life Insurance, who took the lead with Kim Mi-yeon’s performance in the beginning, ran away by 6 points with Kim Mi-yeon and Yelena at the fore, and then expanded the score to 8 points with Lee Won-jung’s successive blocking. Afterwards, the Expressway Corporation also narrowed the score to 4 points as Park Jung-ah revived, but with Lee Won-jung’s serve ace and Yelena’s open score, Heungkuk Life Insurance nailed it and confirmed the shutout victory. 

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