In the men’s professional volleyball division, Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance won its second consecutive cup tournament and is in an advantageous position to advance to the semifinals.
Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance defeated Hyundai Capital with a set score of 3-0 (25-17, 25-17, 25-19) in Group B of the men’s group stage of the 2023 Gumi-Dodram Cup Professional Volleyball Tournament held at Park Chung-hee Gymnasium in Gumi, Gyeongsangbuk-do on the 9th.
Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance, which finished at the bottom of the men’s V-League last season, cruised to the cup tournament with a different appearance. Kim Jung-ho (16 points) and Shin Ho-ho (15 points) each scored three blocks to completely block the opponent’s attack. Park Sung-jin also contributed to the victory by scoring 13 points, including one block.
On the other hand, Hyundai Capital, which finished rebuilding in second place in the 2022-2023 season, fell into two consecutive cup competitions. Only Lee Seung-jun (11 points) recorded double-digit scores that day. In particular, Hyundai Card was out of sync with 23 team rooms.
It was a tight match until the beginning of the first set. With Samsung Fire & Marine leading by a narrow margin, it was 15 to 14. Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance quickly ran away 20-14 with Shin Shin-ho’s opening and blocking from Kim Jeong-ho’s serve opportunity, and Park Seong-jin’s back attack following the opponent’s mistake, and took the first set without difficulty.
The second set was one-sided. Shin Shin-ho hit Spike at every opportunity. Kim Jeong-ho also assisted in the attack. Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance, which caught the mood, also won the second set by 8 points.
In the third set, Hyundai Capital did its best to reverse. 12 to 12 followed in a game of ping-pong. However, Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance Kim Jeong-ho was not there. He scored 4 points in a row, including a quick open followed by a blocking, to make the score 16 to 12.
In fact, Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance, who had the chance to win, ended the match with two consecutive wins as opponent Lee Jun-hyeop’s spike serve hit the net in a 24-19 match point situation.