South Korea’s Women’s Volleyball Ends 30th Consecutive Losses

The 30-year-old women’s volleyball team has ended. New ace Kang So-hwi (27) of the Korean women’s volleyball team led Team Morales to its first win.

The Korean women’s volleyball team won a set score of 3-1 (25-19, 23-25, 25-16, 25-17) against Thailand, ranked 13th in the world, at the Maracaranginho Gymnasium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on the 20th (Korea time). After losing 0-3 in three consecutive games, Korea finished its first week in 14th place with its first win of the tournament. Coach Morales, who took the helm in March, also enjoyed his first win in four games.

Korea lost all 12 games in 2022 and 2023. It even had no 2-3 losses, so it had no points. The VNL record of consecutive losses, which began on June 15, 2021, after the match against Canada, continued to 30 consecutive losses. It was humiliating for the longest time ever. Meanwhile, the world ranking, which had climbed to ninth after the Tokyo Olympics, dropped to 43rd, its lowest ever. However, this victory ended the VNL losing streak in 1,071 days. It added 13.79 points to rise to 37th.

The winner was Kang So-hwi. Kang scored 22 points, the most among the two teams, to lead the team’s offense. As he handled Kim Da-in’s fast toss accurately, he posted a high attack success rate of 44.7 percent. He also committed only two offenses.

Kang is playing a solid role as the main catcher for the national team in this year’s event. He has scored the most goals in three of the four matches in his team. He had 11 points against China and nine points against Brazil. The Dominican Republic also scored the second-highest number of nine points after Jeong Ji-yoon (12 points). With a total of 51 points, he ranked 15th in the tournament’s scoring list. Dig also recorded 6.75 points per set, the second-highest number after Libero Han Da-hye. After Kim Yeon-koung left, he stood tall at the center in the national team, which lacked an outside heater.

Kang also enjoyed immense popularity in the FA market after the last season. He received love calls from various teams and signed a three-year contract worth 2.4 billion won (approx. He also led the team win by showing good performance.

The Korean team will move to Arlington, Texas, the U.S., for its second week of competition from June 30. The team will challenge to win its second consecutive game against Bulgaria (on June 30), one of the weak players in the upcoming competition. The team will then meet Poland (on June 31), Turkiye (on June 2) and Canada (on June 3).

BY: 메이저사이트

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