Men’s professional volleyball Samsung Fire wiped the slate clean in a V-Classic matchup against Hyundai Capital, which the team lost in six games last season.
Samsung Fire moved into second place in the Dodram 2023-2024 V-League Men’s Division with a 3-0 (27-25 25-21 25-17) set win over Hyundai Capital at Yoo Yoo-soon Gymnasium in Cheonan, Chungcheongnam-do on Wednesday.
Hyundai Capital has lost three straight matches since the start of the season on Nov. 14, falling to Korean Air, Woori Card and Samsung Fire without winning a single set.
Samsung Fire improved to 2-1 on the season with a 3-2 win over Korean Air on Sept. 19.
With the win, Samsung Fire maintained its 59-54 advantage in the V-Classic match, a rivalry that dates back to Samsung Volleyball’s inception in 1995.
Samsung Fire, which finished last in the 2022-2023 V-League regular season, avenged last season’s six-game sweep in the first match of the season.
Hyundai Capital committed 12 unforced errors in the first set, which proved to be the difference between victory and defeat.
Late in the set, a back-attack line error by Ahmed Iqbairi (registered name Ahmed) and back-to-back attack errors pushed the score to 17-20, and setter Lee Hyun-seung had a set error.
They managed to complete the deuce, but at 25-25, a crucial serve error by Heo Su-bong cost them the set, 25-27.
Hyundai Capital made fewer errors in the second set, but could not stop the one-man show of Samsung Fire’s main gun Yosvani Hernandez (registered name Yosvani).굿모닝토토 도메인
After scoring 11 points in the first set, Yosvani scored 12 points in the second set as the team had a 64 percent offensive share.
With the momentum in their favor, Samsung Fire took a five-point lead in the third set and cruised to an easy three-set victory.
Yosubani was on fire, scoring 29 points, including a back-attack that sealed the win on match point.
Hyundai Capital’s attack success rate was 11 percentage points lower than Samsung Fire’s at 46.34 percent.