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Korean women’s volleyball escapes from 30 consecutive losses in VNL First win in 3 years after defeating Thailand

Korean women’s volleyball team players

Korean women’s volleyball struggled to escape from the swamp of consecutive losses in the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) Volleyball Nations League (VNL).

Korea, ranked 43rd in the FIVB ranking, defeated Thailand (13th in the FIVB ranking) with a set score of 3-1 (25-19 23-25 ​​25-16) in the 4th game of the first week of the VNL held at the Maracaranginho Gymnasium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on the 20th (Korean time). They defeated it 25-18).

Korea, which earned 3 valuable points, ranked 14th out of 16 countries, ahead of Thailand and Bulgaria.

It has been about 3 years and 31 games since the match against Canada on June 15, 2021, that Korea won the VNL stage.

Korea began a losing streak from the last 3 games of the 2021 VNL, suffered all losses in 2022 (12 losses) and 2023 (12 losses), and was completely defeated in the first 3 games of this year.

This victory is also the first victory that coach Fernando Morales (Puerto Rico) has achieved since taking over as head coach of the women’s national team.

On this day, Korea had an advantage over Thailand in blocking (12-8) and error management (13-25).

Kang So-hwi (Korea Expressway Corporation, 22 points) scored the most points for both teams, while Jeong Ji-yoon (Hyundai Engineering & Construction) and Park Jeong-ah (Pepper Savings Bank) each scored 16 points.

Middle blockers Lee Joo-ah (IBK Industrial Bank of Korea) and Lee Da-hyun (Hyundai Engineering & Construction) were responsible for 11 and 8 points, including 5 and 2 blocking, respectively.

Kim Da-in (Hyundai Engineering & Construction) served as setter, and Da-hye Han (Pepper Savings Bank) served as libero, contributing to the victory.

After finishing the first week of the competition with a fresh start, Kore a will move to Arlington, Texas, USA to play the second week of matches starting on the 30th. 성인웹툰


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