No ace in the hole… Korean Air’s first shovelful is always a win

The Korean Air dynasty was strong.

Korean Air Men’s Professional Volleyball earned a 3-0 (27-25 25-22 25-23) shutout victory over Hyundai Capital in their Dodram 2023-2024 V-League home match at Gyeyang Gymnasium in Incheon on Thursday.

It was the first match of the season for Korean Air and Hyundai Capital and the opening match for the men’s team. It marked the return of volleyball season, and Korean Air’s announcement that their “dynasty” is alive and well.

Korean Air had won the overall title for three consecutive seasons, starting with the 2020-2021 season. It was the second V-League record after Samsung Fire, which dominated the league from 2011 to 2014.

Now, Korean Air is aiming to surpass the past and win its fourth consecutive overall title. This will be a key point of interest in the V-League Men’s Division this season. As Korean Air head coach Tommy Tilikainen said at the media day, “We have a great opportunity to become the first team in the V-League to win four consecutive titles. We will do our best to create a new history.”

The first shovelful of dirt to accomplish the feat got off to a good start. Korean Air took care of business against Hyundai Capital, the team they faced in last season’s championship game. It was colorful and rich. Led by Han, the best setter in the league, numerous players exploded left, right, and center.

Lincoln Williams (registered name Lincoln), who has been with the team for three seasons, led the team with 19 points. He was followed by outside hitter Jeong Jung-yong with 12 points and middle blocker Kim Gyu-min with 10 points. In addition, Kwak Seung-seok, Lim Dong-hyuk, Cho Jae-young, and everyone else on the court made plays at the right time.메이저사이트

What’s more, the team was able to accomplish this despite the absence of their “main gun,” outside hitter Jeong Ji-seok. He didn’t even make the opening lineup due to back pain. Lee Jun and Kim Min-jae also didn’t take the court. However, Korean Air’s unparalleled depth was impressive.

Hyundai Capital was unable to overcome the limitations of a monotonous pattern, with Ahmed Iqbairi (registered name Ahmed) posting a 55.21% attack percentage. He was backed up by middle blockers Heo Soo-bong and Chai Fei-chang (TAIWAN), but they were unable to secure the win.

Korean Air starts the season on a high note, having won its opening match for the fifth consecutive season. It could be just the beginning of a long journey, but it was also a game that reaffirmed the power of the ‘favorite’ Korean Air.


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