Leading Korean Air, who is in urgent need of escaping from losing streak, and KB Insurance, which is aiming for a dramatic spring volleyball advance, will have an irresistible confrontation.
The two teams will face off in the 5th round of the 2022-23 season V-League men’s division at Incheon Gyeyang Gymnasium at 7:00 pm on the 14th.
Currently, Korean Air ranks first and KB Insurance ranks sixth, but the recent atmosphere is the opposite.
Leading Korean Air is on a four-game losing streak. Although they are trying to win three consecutive championships토토사이트 this season with a national team-level lineup, the difference in points between the two teams narrowed to four as they lost in a head-to-head match against second-place Hyundai Capital on the 10th.
On the other hand, KB Insurance is on the rise, recording three consecutive wins. In particular, the team changed after replacing Nicola Mellagnac, who had been sluggish, with Andres Vijena in December of last year.
KB Insurance, which competed with Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance before the recruitment of Villena, is rapidly narrowing the gap with the middle ranks and raising hopes for spring volleyball.
Villena is a foreign player who played for Korean Air in the past. He made his debut in the V-League as a member of Korean Air in the 2019-20 season and played a big role, ranking first in points (786 points), total offense (56.36%), and quick open (68.44%), and second in subs (0.56 per set). In the cup competition held before the season, he led Korean Air to victory and was named MVP. Afterwards, Villena succeeded in renewing the contract with Korean Air for the 2020-21 season, but could not avoid release due to a knee injury.
Villena, who came back, scored 26 points in a home game against Korean Air on the 24th of last month, putting a dagger into her former team. With his performance at the forefront, KB Insurance also recorded its first win against Korean Air this season.
For Korean Air, which urgently needs to escape from losing streak, Viyena has become a burden.
Villena, who scored 46 points in the first match of the 5th round against Woori Card on the 31st of last month, showed her strength by breaking the record for the most individual points in a single match with 49 points in the previous match against KEPCO (February 9).
Last month, he already faced his old teammates once, but for Viyena, playing against Korean Air at Gyeyang Gymnasium, which was the home court in the past, has a special meaning.
On the other hand, if Korean Air does not end their losing streak at home, the red light will come on again for the regular season 1st place Mercury.