Korean Air confirmed 1st place in the regular season for 3 consecutive seasons
Men’s professional volleyball Korean Air took first place in the regular league for three consecutive seasons. Korean Air won with a set score of 3-0안전놀이터 (25-18 25-22 25-21) in an away game against KB Insurance in the 2022-23 Dodram V League held at Uijeongbu Gymnasium on the 10th.
Korean Air’s first place was confirmed before the end of the game. Regardless of the results of the remaining regular league games, the number of points Korean Air needed to secure first place was ‘1’.
For this reason, Korean Air was able to fill the necessary points by winning just two sets in today’s game. Korean Air fulfilled the condition by winning the first and second sets in a row.
Korean Air also ran on a 5-game winning streak with the victory that day, and became 25-9 (74 points). KB Insurance, in 6th place, suffered two losses in a row and became 13-21 (37 points).
For KB Insurance, the remaining games are important. This is because the gap with Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance (10 wins, 23 losses) in 7th place is not large. If they fail to accumulate points in the remaining regular league and Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance adds a multiplier, there is still a possibility that the ranking will change.
Korean Air celebrated its first place in the regular season with Lincoln (Australia) and Jung Ji-seok scoring 19 and 12 points, respectively. Kwak Seung-seok also scored 6 points, and middle blocker Cho Jae-young also scored 7 points including 3 blocks.
KB Insurance had to watch the opposing team’s first place confirmation in the home room, even though Viyena (Spain) struggled with 17 points.
Korean Air took the first and second sets relatively easily. KB Insurance successfully escaped the chase.
The 3 sets of KB Insurance were different. From the beginning of the set, I caught up with Korean Air, who was trying to run away. With Korean Min’s serve and Bae Sang-jin’s back attack, the score went up to 13-11.
However, Korean Air struck a balance with Lincoln at the forefront. Lincoln made it 13-13 with an open attack followed by a serve ace. The two teams then exchanged points with each other.
In the second half of the set, the game leaned toward Korean Air. Jung Ji-seok blocked Villena’s attack and made it 24-21, consolidating the victory.
Korean Air also obtained a direct ticket to the championship match with the first place confirmed. Meet the teams that came up through the playoffs. With this, Korean Air challenged the combined championship for three consecutive seasons.
The championship match is played in a best-of-five system, and the first match starts on the 30th at Incheon Gyeyang Gymnasium, the home court of Korean Air.