One crucial offensive point propelled the team to victory. Confidence was the driving force behind the victory.
Kyung Hee University improved to 2-2 with a 3-2 (20-25, 22-25, 25-20, 25-23, 17-15) set victory over Hongik University in a preliminary match at the 2023 Korean Airlines Volleyball National Championship Jecheon at Jecheon Indoor Gymnasium in Chungcheongbuk-do, South Korea on Tuesday.
Despite losing the first and second sets, Kyung Hee University did not give up until the end. She took the third set on a high note with a 4-1 lead in blocking, setting the tone for the next set. The fifth set came down to deuce, and the team pulled off a dramatic comeback to win the match.
Sophomore outside hitter Jung Min Lee (OH, 188 cm) had a team-high 31 kills, including three blocks. He anchored the team’s left wing with his presence on offense and defense.
After the game, Lee said, “After winning the last game against Myeongji, we were very determined. It’s meaningful that we had a good game because we were able to brighten up the atmosphere together like in the previous game.”
The beginning of the game was uneasy. The team made more errors than Hongik University, giving up points easily. “In the first and second sets, the process was good, but the result was disappointing. But there was no reason for us to lose. Going into the third set, we didn’t feel like we were going to lose, and we were able to go to the fifth set thanks to our brightness.”
You were very competitive while you were on the court. Not only did he celebrate when he scored, but he was also very disappointed when he lost. “I was taught from a young age that it’s okay to express yourself on the court. I thought it was necessary to have a fighting spirit, so I made more ceremonies,” she said.
In the fifth set, Gyeonggi University managed to take the lead. However, an attack error put them in a precarious position, but they managed to hold on for deuce. At 15-15, Lee’s pipe attack was ruled out on the first review. However, it was overturned through video review, giving Kyung Hee University match point, and Hongik University’s error ended the match.
Looking back on the tense moment, she said, “I was confident in my attack throughout the match, but in the fifth set, I thought about something else and stopped, so it was hard, but I told myself that if they gave me the pipe again, I would solve it unconditionally. I was confident,” he said.
“When I hit it, I saw it was a touchout because I looked at my finger and I hit it, so I was so confident that I asked my coach for a video replay and said, ‘If it doesn’t work, I’ll die,’” he laughed.
After a rough start to the tournament with two consecutive losses, the team has since bounced back with two straight wins. “I regret the first two matches a lot. However, I am satisfied because we showed our performance as we played more and more,” he laughed.메이저사이트
Kyung Hee University will now face Gyeongsang National University in the final match of the qualifiers. “We will try our best to continue with good results in a bright and good atmosphere,” he concluded.