Korean women’s volleyball performed well with a strong serve, but unfortunately lost to Colombia.
The Korean women’s volleyball team (ranked 35th in the world), led by coach Cesar Hernández González, set a set against Colombia (ranked 22nd in the world) in the fifth match of Group C of the final qualifying round for the 2024 Paris Olympics held at the Atlas Arena in Łódź, Poland on the 22nd (Korean time). They lost with a score of 2-3 (12-25, 25-14, 25-20, 20-25, 9-15).
Korea recorded its 5th consecutive loss. We won 1 point, making it 2 points, but we had to swallow our disappointment right before victory. On the other hand, Colombia recorded 1 win and 4 losses, succeeding in its first win of the tournament.
For Korea, Kang So-hwi scored 14 points, Park Jeong-ah and Lee Han-bi each scored 13 points, Park Eun-jin 11 points, Jeong Ho-young 9 points, Pyo Seung-ju 6 points, and Lee Sun-woo 4 points. They were equal in attack scores, 56-59, and were ahead in serve scores, 7-5, but were pushed back to 8-13 in blocking. Colombia led the way to victory with Amanda scoring 25 points, Carina scoring 23 points, and Diana scoring 21 points.
South Korea’s starters included aposite spiker Lee Han-bi (4), outside hitters Kang So-hwi (2) and Pyo Seung-ju (5), middle blockers Jeong Ho-young (3) and Park Eun-jin (6), setter Kim Da-in (1), and libero Kim Yeon-gyeon. .
Colombia’s apogee spiker Diana (6), outside hitter Amanda (1) and Karina (4), middle blocker Maria (2) and Cielia (5), setter Alejandra, and libero Juliana stepped on the court first.
1 setAt the start, Chung Ho-young’s quick attack was blocked and Korea got off to a difficult start. Lee Han-bi and Pyo Seung-ju’s attacks were successful, and she seemed to be continuing the close match at 5-6, but she gave up consecutive goals due to strong attacks from her opponents Karina and Diana.
The score became 7-9 due to an error in the opponent’s serve, but Korea then conceded 10 consecutive goals and took the lead. Hoyoung Jeong touched the net, and her opponent Karina’s powerful back attack could only be watched.
Korea managed to escape from 7 points thanks to Lee Seon-woo’s hard hit to the right. Kang So-hwi showed strength with a left-handed strike. However, Kim Ji-won’s error increased the score to 10-22. Korea ended the first set by diversifying its attack with Lee Seon-woo’s back attack score. The score was 12-25.
2 sets . Korea appointed Park Jeong-ah as a starter. Park Jung-ah collided with an opposing player while crossing the court to save the ball. The referee recognized this as a defensive interference and declared Korea to score.
Korea took an early 3-1 lead due to consecutive mistakes. Korea’s 4-2 lead continued with a challenge on Park Jung-ah’s touchout score. Hanbi Lee continued the trend with a serve. Park Eun-jin’s central attack hit the empty space on the opponent’s court. Korea increased its lead to 6-2.
Lee Han-bi’s strong serve ultimately resulted in the opponent making a mistake. The opponent broke the flow with operational time, but Korea escaped with Lee Han-bi’s rearguard strike after defending. The rally that followed was Hanbi Lee’s serve. The electronic scoreboard indicated 8-2. It was the complete opposite of the first set. With Park Jung-ah’s touchout score added, Korea ran away with a 10-2 lead.
Korea took a 10-point lead at 14-4 thanks to Park Jeong-ah’s left hard hit, Park Eun-jin’s serve, and Kang So-hwi’s direct kill. Kang So-hwi exploded with a left strike after the opponent’s operation time and put 15-4 on the electronic scoreboard.
Korea took a 17-5 lead due to Lee Han-bi’s strike at the center back, followed by a mistake in the opponent’s attack, and as their reception stabilized, they even took advantage of Jeong Ho-young’s fast attack. Hoyoung Jeong clenched his fists as he scored a blocking goal.
Korea took a 22-9 lead thanks to Park Jeong-ah’s touch-out score followed by Park Eun-jin’s blocking score, and took the game back to square one by winning the set with Kang So-hwi’s two left-hand blows and Lee Han-bi’s finishing score. The score was 25-14.
3 sets . Korea started off with a 3-2 lead early in the set thanks to Park Jung-ah’s hard hit. As Colombia responded with Carina’s goal, Korea took a 5-4 lead thanks to Park Eun-jin’s blocking score and the opponent’s antenna touch error. Hoyoung Jeong continued the trend with a blocking score.
Kang So-hwi successfully made a set play to make it 7-4. It was an attack that brought the flow. Lee Han-bi’s left hard hit and Kang So-hwi’s serve brought the score to 10-7. Afterwards, Korea allowed a one-point lead due to Park Jeong-ah’s attack error and opponent Laura’s serve score, but found comfort by taking a 12-9 lead thanks to Lee Han-bi’s two hard hits.
With Park Jung-ah’s clever scoring and Kim Da-in’s blocking scoring, Korea took a 5-point lead at 15-10. However, the team faltered after conceding three consecutive goals.
After the operation time, Korea ran away again with Park Jung-ah’s left strike. Ho-young Jeong scored a blocking point, and Eun-jin Park cheered with a sub-score. The score became 19-14. So-Hwi Kang scored after three hard attempts and took a 20-15 lead.
Korea took a 23-19 lead thanks to Park Eun-jin’s central score. As Colombia closed in on Amanda’s hard hit, Korea closed out the set with goals from Park Jeong-ah and Park Eun-jin. The score was 25-20.스포츠토토
4 sets . Korea was down 3-5 in the first half. When Kang So-hwi’s left attack was blocked and the score reached 4-7, Korea began to turn the tide with operation time. Kang So-hwi led the chase with a paint score. Ho-young Jeong announced the 6-7 pressure with a time-lag attack.
Korea balanced the score at 11-11 with a strong strike following Lee Han-bi’s clever scoring. However, in the rally, they conceded 3 goals in a row and the trend shifted to Colombia. Diana and Amanda’s attacks sparked fire. Diana’s hard hit was added, and the score became 14-20.
For Korea, Jung Ho-young’s quick attack was successful, but Kang So-hwi’s subsequent attack was out. Korea, who managed to make up one point thanks to Lee Han-bi’s touchout score, moved up to 17-21 with Park Jeong-ah’s touchout score.
Afterwards, Korea succeeded in scoring consecutive goals with Lee Han-bee’s central score following Kang So-hwi’s sharp serve. Kang So-hwi cheered as a sub ace. The gap narrowed to 19-21. Colombia scored an extra point with Amanda’s back attack. Korea trailed 20-22 thanks to Jeong Ho-young’s fast attack. It was a close race.
However, at a critical moment, Jung Ho-young’s serve was out and he swallowed his disappointment. Park Jeong-ah’s subsequent attack was also blocked. Colombia won the set with Amanda’s back-end feint.
Last 5 sets . Korea deployed Lee Seon-woo. Seonwoo Lee scored first with a hard hit. Korea took a 3-2 lead thanks to a serve following Jung Ho-young’s hard hit. Kang So-hwi scored a touchout to give the team a 4-2 lead. Park Eun-jin’s clever scoring brought the score to 5-2. Korea succeeded in taking the lead.
Eunjin Park added an additional point through net play. However, Kang So-hwi’s left hard hit went out, and the score became 6-5, a one-point difference. Colombia succeeded in turning the score around 7-6 with Amanda’s left hard hit followed by Carina’s serve ace. In Korea, Kang So-hwi tried to make a comeback, but was blocked by the blocking wall.
Colombia took a 9-6 lead thanks to Amanda’s hard hit. After the opponent’s serve error, Korea tried to counterattack, but were unable to block Amanda’s left strike. Amanda scored again to make it 11-7.
Korea moved up to 3 points thanks to Lee Seon-woo’s hard hit. Park Eun-jin’s serving order was an opportunity to chase, but the opponent succeeded in side-outing with Amanda’s hard hit. Korea’s reception was shaky and they conceded a point.
At 8-13, Korea swallowed their disappointment as even Lee Seon-woo’s rearguard hit was out. Hanbi Lee scored from the left, but that was it. Korea had to be satisfied with 1 point.
Korea is aiming for its first win in the sixth game of the tournament against Thailand on the 23rd.