The Korean women’s volleyball team (ranked 36th in the world) fell to Italy (ranked fifth) in the first match of the Paris 2024 Olympic Qualification .Head coach Cesar Hernández González’s side fell to the Italians 0-3 (11-25 20-25 17-25) in straight sets in the first match of Group C in Łódź, Poland on 17 July. The Koreans were down by four points at the start of the first set and never recovered, losing the first set by a large margin .In the second set, the team took advantage of an attack error by their opponents, an open attack by Kwon Min-ji (GS Caltex) and a block by Lee Ju-ah (Heungkuk Life) to take a 3-0 lead. However, at 8-5, Bum-sil’s kills gave the team a chance to catch up .At 9-8, a serve error by Park Jung-ah (Pepper Savings Bank) and a reception error by Moon Jeong-won (Korea Expressway Corporation) put the game out of reach .Backed into a corner, the Koreans went on to lose the third set by a large margin .Kang So-hwi (GS Caltex) was the only Korean player to score in double figures (10 points). Captain Park Jung-ah added six points .South Korea will play their second game of the tournament on the 18th against home favourites Poland (ranked 7th).Poland defeated Slovenia (27th) 3-0 in straight sets earlier in the day .In Group C, teams must finish in the top two out of eight to qualify for the Paris Olympics. South Korea will compete against Italy, Poland, 토토사이트 Germany, USA, Colombia, Thailand and Slovenia.