‘Yang Hyo-jin, Hwang Yeon-ju, Kim Joo-hyang 43 points’ Hyundai E&C defeats Pepper Savings to reach Cup semifinals
Hyundai E&C, which has a strong domestic player base, defeated Pepper Savings Bank, which made a strong off-season push, to advance to the quarterfinals of the tournament.
Hyundai E&C defeated Pepper Savings Bank 3-0 in straight sets (25-21, 25-16, 25-19) in the second match of the Women’s Group A of the 2023 Gumi Dodram Cup Professional Volleyball Tournament at the Park Jung-hee Gymnasium in Gumi on Nov. 31.
It was the second consecutive victory for the team, which also won a 3-0 shutout against KGC Ginseng Corporation on Sept. 29. HCE has secured a spot in the semifinals regardless of the remaining results. In Group A, Korea Expressway Corporation has one win, Ginseng Corporation has one loss, and Pepper Savings Bank has two losses.
In the match, middle blocker Yang Hyo-jin tallied 18 points (5 blocks) for both teams. Apogee spiker Hwang Yeon-ju added 12 points and outside hitter Kim Joo-hyang 13 points.
HHI was down by two or three points in the middle of the first set. At 17-19, Kim Joo-hyang, Yang Hyo-jin, and Kim Joo-hyang came back with consecutive points. At 20-20, Kim Joo-hyang, Yang Hyo-jin, and Kim Joo-hyang scored consecutive points to take the lead, and HMC won the first set at 24-21 on an open attack by Hwang Yeon-joo.
In the second set, Hyundai E&C took control from the start. At 6-5, a kill by Yang Hyo-jin, an opponent’s error, and back-to-back kills by Hwang Yeon-ju led to an 11-5 run. From there, the score gap gradually widened. 토토사이트
In the third set, Hyundai E&C’s height stood out. Yang Hyo-jin and Lee Da-hyun combined for eight points, including three blocks.
Park Jung-ah, who signed a three-year contract with Pepper Savings Bank in April for a total compensation of 775 million won (475 million won in salary and 300 million won in options), made her debut in a Pepper Savings Bank uniform as a first-set substitute. The new head coach of Pepper Savings Bank, Joe Trinzi, delayed his first win until the next match.