Yang Hyo-jin, Kim Joo-hyang, and Hwang Yeon-ju score in double figures…’Firepower’ Hyundai E&C cruises to second straight win over Pepper

Hyundai E&C won its second straight match with ease.

Hyundai E&C won the Women’s Group A match of the 2023 Gumi Dodrop Cup Professional Volleyball Tournament against Pepper Savings Bank 3-0 (25-21 25-16 25-19) in straight sets at the Park Jung-hee Gymnasium in Gumi on Nov. 31. It was the second consecutive shutout win for Hyundai E&C, which defeated KGC Ginseng Corporation on Sept. 29.

Hyundai E&C struggled with too many errors in the first set. In particular, they struggled to settle the game as their reception was shaken by the strong serve of Pepper Savings Bank outside hitter Park Eun-seo. They fell behind 14-18 in the middle of the set and were in trouble. However, the defense stabilized and Hwang Yeon-ju, Yang Hyo-jin, and Kim Joo-hyang scored consecutive points to pull ahead 20-19. After that, they fully recovered their pace and closed out the set with kills from Jung Jeong-yoon and Hwang Yeon-joo.

The effect of the first set victory was significant. Hyundai E&C carried the momentum into the second set. Unlike the first set, the gap widened early on. After taking the lead at 4-4, Hyundai E&C steadily widened the gap and scored evenly from the left, right, and center to pull away. Unlike the first set, Pepper Savings Bank struggled as their defense was shaky and their serve didn’t come alive. In the end, Hyundai E&C won the second set by 9 points, making it 2-0.

In the third set, Pepper Savings Bank did not collapse easily. Like in the first set, they stabilized their defense and kept pace with HCE. HMC led the game with the height of Yang Hyo-jin, but they were unable to widen the gap as much as they did in the second set. The score was tied at 13-12 at the end of the first set. However, their blocking and offense in the center came alive and they quickly took a four-point lead, 16-12. From then on, the momentum was completely in Hyundai E&C’s favor, and they even had the luxury of inserting Jung Si-young and Go Go-ji instead of Jeong Ji-yoon and Kim Joo-hyang. In the end, the game ended without any upsets. 먹튀검증

Hyundai E&C was less stable due to poor reception efficiency in the 16th inning, but they made up for it with their offense. Transfer outside hitter Kim Joo-hyang led the way with 13 points, while middle blocker Yang Hyo-jin was solid in the middle with 18 points. Veteran opposite spiker Hwang Yeon-ju chipped in with 12 points. Three players shared double-digit scoring and dominated their opponents.

Pepper Savings Bank, on the other hand, fell apart easily after taking a comfortable lead in the first set. The team’s offensive success rate was only 31%, and they lost the power battle with their opponent. Lee Han-bi had nine points, Park Kyung-heon and Park Eun-seo had eight points, and Seo Chae-won had seven points, but no other player scored in double digits. In the absence of Park Jung-ah, who is yet to play properly, Pepper Savings Bank lost its second straight game.

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