Korea Expressway Corporation was ultimately unable to secure a spot in the quarterfinals on the day and will have to play one more match. KGC Ginseng, on the other hand, increased its chances of reaching the semifinals.
On the 31st, KGC Ginseng swept Korea Expressway Corporation 3-0 (25-14, 25-14, 27-25) in the second match of the women’s group stage of the 2023 Gumi Dodram Cup Professional Volleyball Tournament at Park Jung-hee Gymnasium in Gumi.
Earlier on the 29th, the Road Corporation took a 1-0 lead with a 3-1 win over Pepper Savings Bank. However, Ginseng Corporation, who had been swept by Hyundai E&C in the first match, bombarded DOT with a return to form, led by the return of Yoon Hye-seon.
Ko Eui-jeong scored a team-high 15 points and shot 55.46% from the field. She was followed by Lee Sun-woo with 10 points and Park Eun-jin with 10 points.
The team was without middle blocker Choi Ga-eun from the first game due to an ankle injury. In the pre-match interview, coach Kim Jong-min announced that he would use Lee Yedam in Choi’s place.
In the first set, Ginseng Corporation set the tone with Park Eun-jin’s fastball success. They went ahead with a double score. Jung Ho-young’s height and Go Eui-jung’s sharp and tricky serve shook the opponent’s defense. Lee Sun-woo scored back-to-back points to further boost the momentum. The gap was never close and the first set was easily won by Ginseng Corporation 25-14.
The second set was not much different. In the second set, Doro didn’t reach more than 10 points before Ginseng reached 20 points first. Bae Yoo-na’s blocking was ineffective and their wing attack was weak, leaving them helpless in scoring.
Unable to go down in defeat, DOT clung on for the third set. The score was tied at 11-11 as the two teams exchanged unforced errors. They even took a three-point lead as Jeon Sae-yan’s service ace and Kim Sae-in’s dislocation attack worked. However, after Park Eun-jin blocked and scored a mobile attack, Ginseng Corporation began to overtake them.
With the score tied at 14-15, three consecutive outs by Kim Sae-in proved to be too much for DOT. Bae Yoo-na made up for it in the second half, tying the 메이저토토사이트 game at 22-22 and drawing to 24-24 deuce. However, Jeong Ho-young’s block in the final game ended the match with a 27-25 victory for Ginseng Corporation.
Meanwhile, in the first match of the day, Hyundai E&C defeated Pepper Savings Bank 3-0 in straight sets to advance to the quarterfinals.