Moma-Yang Hyo-jin-Wipawi ‘trio’ combine for 53 points…Hyundai E&C ‘wins 9th straight’
Leaders Hyundai E&C beat second-place Heungkuk Saengsim for the first time this season in the women’s professional volleyball league. Now they aim for a 10th straight win.
Hyundai E&C won the Dodram 2023-2024 V-League away match against Heungkuk Sinsaeng 3-1 (23-25 25-23 25-16 25-20) at Samsan World Gymnasium in Incheon on Tuesday. It was the team’s ninth straight victory without a loss in over a month, dating back to the match against IBK on March 16. Hyundai E&C became the first team to reach the 40-point mark (13-4) with its first win over Heungkuk Sinsaeng 온라인카지노 in just its third meeting this season. The “trio” of Leticia Moma Basoko (24 points), Yang Hyo-jin (15 points), and Wipawi Sithong (14 points) combined for 53 points to lead the team in scoring.
Hyundai E&C was outplayed in most offensive metrics, including attack percentage and blocking, by Heungkuk Life, who committed nine errors in the first set. They fought back to pull within one point at 18-24, but there was no comeback. The second set belonged to Hyundai E&C. HMC set the tone early in the set with a 6-0 run, led by kills from Yang Hyo-jin, Moma, and Wipawi. After maintaining a steady dominance, HMC pulled to within one point at 24-21 after back-to-back points from opposing ace Kim Yeon-kyung, but a quick open attack from Moma closed out the second set.
Hyundai E&C took the third set by a wide margin. After pulling away from their opponents from the midway point of the set, HMC got kills from Moma and Wipawi, as well as Lee Da-hyun and Kim Joo-hyang. After clinching the third set at 24-16 on a service point by Hanmiar, HMC continued its momentum in the fourth set. Taking the lead at 17-17 on a back-attack by Momar and a block by Yang Hyo-jin, HMC reached match point at 23-20 on a service ace by Hanimir, and ended the match with an open attack by Lee Da-hyun. Yang Hyo-jin scored two points with her block in the fourth set, which definitely lifted the team’s spirits in a match that could have gone either way.
For Heungkuk Life, Yelena Mrazenovic scored 27 points and Kim Yeon-kyung scored 22 points, but it was not enough to prevent the team from losing. Heungkuk Life committed 29 unforced errors, more than twice as many as Hyundai E&C (13). Heungkuk Life, which could have regained the lead with a win, remains in second place with 36 points (13-4).