Heungkuk Life, which rested its main players, lost its first exhibition game in Japan in five years.
Heungkuk Life rested its main players, including Kim Yeon-kyung, who was substituted after only one set, in a practice match against Victorina Himeji in Himeji City, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan, on the 15th, and lost three sets after the first set to lose 1-3.
Kim Yeon-kyung scored six points in the first set, followed by Kim Mi-yeon with 14 points and Jung Yoon-ju and Park Hyun-ju with 10 points each.
After arriving at the JT Marvelous Gym the day before, Heungkuk Life held an afternoon training session and then traveled to Himeji City for an away match.
“We played a scrimmage today after arriving yesterday, so we focused on acclimatizing and warming up the players,” said head coach Marcello Abondanza after the game. “We still have three more scrimmages to go, and we’ll focus on improving our reception perfection and working on our fast breaks with the middle blocker and setter.”
Heungkuk Life will have its second practice game against JT Marvels on the 16th. 안전놀이터