Professional volleyball Korean Air, first integrated championship in V-League history, loses 4 times in a row, ‘red flag’

Lincoln’s long-term injury absence Domestic players are not enough.

A replacement player, Murad Khan, was brought in, but there was no dramatic effect.

A ‘red flag‘ has been turned on for Korean Air’s four consecutive wins in the men’s professional volleyball league, the first in V-League history.

Korean Air lost with a set score of 1-3 in the ‘Dodram 2023-2024 V-League’ match against KB Insurance held at Uijeongbu Gymnasium on the 9th.

This season, they saved face by recording 2 wins and 2 losses against KB Insurance (4 wins, 18 losses, 17 points), the lowest ranked company.

Lim Dong-hyuk (29 points) and Jeong Han-yong (18 points) struggled, but the attack, which was mainly dominated by domestic players, had its limits.

Korean Air (12 wins, 10 losses, 38 points) is in 3rd place, following 1st place Woori Card (15 wins, 6 losses, 42 points) and 2nd place Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance (14 wins, 7 losses, 38 points).

Korean Air was mentioned as a strong candidate for the championship before the season. The offensive line, led by Lincoln, a foreign player already proven in the V-League, and national team slugger Lim Dong-hyuk, was the best in the league. Korean Air, which has won first place in the regular league and won the championship game for the past three consecutive seasons, seemed highly likely to win its fourth consecutive overall championship.

Until the middle of the season, they boasted a formidable power with the best striker in Korea, Lim Dong-hyuk, at the forefront. Setter Han’s skillful toss also played a role. They stayed in the top rankings (2nd and 3rd) and put pressure on Woori Card, which was in 1st place. 메이저-토토사이트

However, Lincoln, who was in charge of one of the offensive lines, has not been able to play since November 30 of last year due to a knee injury. His loss of power became inevitable.

Currently, Lim Dong-hyuk and Jeong Han-yong are leading the attack, but there is a possibility that their stamina may decline as the second half progresses. 39-year-old setter Han also needs to manage his stamina.

The decline in his power was immediately reflected in his performance, with 2 wins and 4 losses in the last 6 games. His performance was so erratic that even after winning one set, he was often unable to continue the trend in the next set.

Korean Air recently recruited Murad Khan as a player to temporarily fill Lincoln’s void. However, Khan is acting as a substitute. He scored 28 points in the game against OK Financial Group on December 29 last year, but has been on a downward trend since then. Khan only scored 4 points in the previous day’s game.

While Korean Air faltered, 4th place Hyundai Capital (9 wins, 13 losses, 31 points) narrowed the gap significantly with 5 consecutive wins.

Korean Air is set to face off against 4th place Hyundai Capital on the 12th and 2nd place Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance on the 16th. It is expected to be an important watershed in the battle for rankings. 슬롯