The fourth round of the “Dodram 2023-2024 V-League” women’s match between IBK and Heungkuk Life Insurance was held at Hwaseong Sports Complex in Gyeonggi Province on Tuesday. In the beginning of the first set match, the two teams had a great fight. They ran around the court to win the game and displayed energetic performance. Heungkuk Life Insurance, however, had Kim Yeon-kyung. She swung the court with her serve and the outcome leaned sharply toward Heungkuk Life.
Heungkuk Life Insurance, which took the lead, took a 19-10 lead with Elena’s open attack and Kim Soo-ji’s blocking and fast attack. And this time, Raina hit the ball that Kim Hae-ran put up without hesitation, and penetrated the blocking of Ponfun and Choi Jung-min, who were in the potential. However, the ball that Raina hit went straight to Yuk Seo-young’s face, who was defending at the rear, and hit Yuk Seo-young’s face with a puck..
However, as Raina attacked after being blocked by Ponfun and Choi Jung-min, she was not aware of the situation and was happy to see the score signal. As soon as Raina tried to share the joy with her teammates, Kim Yeon-kyung and Kim Hae-ran informed Raina of the state of Yuk Seo-young, rather than being happy. Yuk Seo-young, who had been hit in the face, collapsed on the court and could not get up. Recognizing the situation belatedly, Raina was surprised and moved on to the opponent’s court, apologized to Yuk and was worried about her injury.
It was a scene where you could feel the spirit of a partner who was worried about the opponent’s injury first rather than being happy with the score.
Yuk Seo-young, who was hit in the face, complained of pain in tears and was replaced immediately. Then, she took a rest in the warm-up zone while applying ice packs. Raina was replaced immediately, and she looked worried about Yuk Seo-young’s condition while looking at the opponent’s warm-up zone on the bench.
Meanwhile, Heungkuk Life Insurance Co. won the match with a set score of 3-2 (25-13 12-25 25-22 20-25 17-15). For Heungkuk Life, Yelena dominated the court with 29 points (41.94% attack success rate) including two serves and one block, while Kim Yeon-koung led the team with 18 points (38.64% attack success rate) including one serve.
IBK Industrial Bank of Korea, on the other hand, lost again after a close game in full set. Abercrombie fought hard with 35 points (45.21 percent attack success rate) including two blocks, but was defeated.
With the victory, Heungkuk Life Insurance had 44 points (16 wins and 5 losses), trailing the leader Hyundai Engineering & Construction (47 points, 15 wins and 5 losses) by three points.