‘Mega Power’ Jung Kwan-jang defeats No. 2 Heungkuk Life, No. 1 Hyundai E&C…6th straight win at top pace

Jung Kwan-jang, who has been on a tear lately, extended her winning streak to six games with a victory over No. 1 Hyundai E&C.

The visiting team defeated Hyundai E&C 3-2 (23-25, 25-15, 16-25, 25-19, 15-10) in straight sets in the Dodram 2023-2024 V-League Women’s Division at Suwon Gymnasium in Suwon, Gyeonggi-do, 스포츠토토사이트 on Sunday.

Jung Kwanjang improved to 19 wins, 14 losses and 58 points to move closer to a direct playoff berth. The semi-playoffs are held when the difference between the third- and fourth-place teams is three points or less. Currently, there is a 10-point gap between third-place Jung Kwan-jang and fourth-place GS Caltex (17 W, 15 L, 48 P). Jung Kwan-jang has three games left, while GS Caltex has four.

No. 1 Hyundai E&C (24 W-8 L-73 P), which was caught in the middle of the pack, had to settle for one more point. The gap between Hyundai E&C and second-place Heungkuk Life (25 W-7 L-70 P) is three points.

The match was intense. Hyundai E&C went all-out, including starting Asian quarterback Wipawi Sitong, who had been resting with a sore shoulder.

The two teams played a seesaw game in the first set. At 23-23, Jung Kwan-jang gave up a service ace to Kim Dain, and a toss error by setter Yeom Hye-sun cost Hyundai the first set.

Despite dropping the first set, Jung’s momentum was not dampened. In the second set, Chung was tied at one point before a strong serve from Asian quartet Megawati Puttiwi set the tone.

At 13-12, Mega hit a devastating spike serve that broke down Hyundai E&C’s receiving line. On Mega’s turn to serve, Jung Kwan-jang scored 10 consecutive points to easily level the set at 1-1.

Jung was unable to keep the momentum going in the third set. He was tied at one point until midway through the set, when Mega’s attack was blocked. At 15-18, Mega was blocked by her opponent Wipawi, who then panicked and made an attack error.

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