Leader Hyundai E&C extends winning streak to 6 with 3:1 win over Pepper Savings Bank…Samsung Fire reclaims 3rd place

Women’s volleyball leader Hyundai E&C ended the fourth round with a six-game sweep.

The team defeated Pepper Savings Bank 3-1 (25-9, 29-31, 28-26, 25-19) in straight sets in the Dodram 2023-2024 V-League Women’s Division at Pepper Stadium in Gwangju on Monday.

With the win, Hyundai E&C, which won all six matches in Round 4, heads into the All-Star break with a 19-5 record and 58 points. The gap between them and second-place 바카라사이트 Heungkuk Life (18-6, 50 points) has widened to eight points. It was a dominant performance.

After easily winning the first set 25-9, Hyundai E&C dropped the second set in a deuce battle. Pepper Savings Bank took control of the flow chart. In the third set, they seemed to fall victim to an upset as they trailed 18-23 after back-to-back errors, but Wipawi’s powerful attack and an opponent error helped them score four consecutive points to start the chase.

At 22-24 set point, Lee Da-hyun’s fast attack and an unforced error led to a deuce, and at 25-26, Wipawi’s quick opener and two consecutive kills by Moma completed the dramatic comeback.

Hyundai E&C pounced on a depleted Pepper Savings Bank to take the fourth set and complete a six-match winning streak.

Moma led the charge with a team-high 30 points, while Yang Hyo-jin (17 points), Wipawi Sithong (registered name Wipawi – 13 points), Lee Da-hyun (10 points), and Jeong Ji-yoon (9 points) contributed evenly.

Pepper Savings Bank was unable to break out of its 17-game losing streak as it also lost to Hyundai E&C. After winning the second set in a close contest, Pepper Savings Bank led by a large margin in the third set, but the team’s lack of depth was exposed.

Pepper Savings Bank has won just two games this season. They have lost 22 games, including 17 in a row, and have yet to add a single point to their win total in Round 4, leaving them in last place with just 7 points on the season.

Pepper Savings Bank’s Jupo Yasmin struggled with 26 points but lacked teammate support.

In the men’s match at Chungmu Gymnasium in Daejeon, Samsung Fire won a full-set battle against Woori Card 3-2 (28-26, 20-25, 29-27, 16-25, 15-11).

After snapping a four-game losing streak, Samsung Chemical conquered the top spot with 40 points (15 W, 9 L) and pushed OK Financial Group (14 W, 10 L) to third place with 39 points.

Meanwhile, men’s leader Woori Card (15W9D, 44 points), which has lost five straight games, had to settle for one point to move away from second-place Korean Air (14W10D, 43 points).

On the men’s side, only five points separate first-place Woori Card from fourth-place OK Financial Group, foreshadowing a hotly contested second half of the season.

Samsung Fire’s Jupo Yosubani led the way in the win with a team-high 44 points to go along with 15 digs, three blocks, and six aces for his seventh career triple-crown (at least three points each in digs, blocks, and aces).

Yosvani had a monster performance in the deciding fifth set, scoring eight points on her own. Yosubani’s attack percentage in the fifth set was a whopping 93.33%.

Samsung Fire focused its offense so thoroughly on Yosubani that even after the five-set match, the next player to score more points than Yosubani was Kim Jun-woo with 10.

Setter Noh Jae-wook suffered a knee injury in the match, so Lee Jae-hyun stepped up to the plate. Lee Jae-hyun played with a lot of fight and pulled out the win.

After completing the four-round schedule, professional volleyball will enter the All-Star break. They will play the All-Star Game at the Samsan World Gymnasium in Incheon on the 27th and then start the fifth round on the 30th.