‘0 for 1’ looks good…consolidated 4-game losing streak begins in earnest “Remaining 12G can show a lot of change”
“I think we can show good enough volleyball.”
Korean Air swept the Samsung Fire Bluefangs 3-0 (25-23, 25-20, 25-22) in three sets on Saturday at Gyeyang Gymnasium in 바카라사이트 Incheon in the men’s Dodram 2023-2024 V-League.
With their second straight win, Korean Air moved to second place in the standings with 14W10L, 43 points, one point behind leader Woori Card (15W8L, 43 points).
All the pieces were coming together. The foreigner Murad had a sluggish start, but Lim Dong-hyuk filled in perfectly to take the first set. Murad came back in the second set and showed his full potential, scoring 23 points with a 52.78% attack percentage to lead his team to victory. Jo Jae-young added nine points, including two each in serving and blocking, while Jeong Jung-yong and Lim Dong-hyuk combined for 12 points.
After the match, head coach Tommy Tilikainen said, “It was a great effort from the players. The players who went to one point did a good job. Kwang-woo Yoo served well in the third set, and that was the story of the match. We served well today, and that helped us a lot.”
“He didn’t start well, but when he came back, he did his job,” he said of Murad, who led the offense. “We always tell him to give 100% and be ready for any situation. That’s how we train, and that’s how I train.”
Ending Round 4 on a high note with two wins in a row has boosted their hopes of a fourth consecutive title.
“I think if we complement what we want to do during the break, we can get enough positives, a lot of changes and results in the remaining 12 games,” said Tilikainen, “and at the end of the season I want to show that the players have grown.”